It was a one-and-a-half-year journey from the night we left Vietnam in May,1978 until we finally landed in Canada in December,1979, thanks to our sponsors and the many generous families who made this possible and helped us settle the first year we arrived in Mississauga. I’m also forever grateful to my parents for the risks they took so that we could have the life we now have with our own families.
I graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA Honours in Drama and History. I worked as an actor, director and producer in the Toronto film, television, and theatre industry for many years. I met my husband, John, when we both volunteered on a short film.
I made my career change to real estate when our second child started daycare so that I could be closer to home. As much as I enjoyed working in the entertainment industry, working as a realtor has been incredible. I love being able to combine all of my skills to help my clients achieve successful results during pivotal times in their life.
We took our two kids to Vietnam a few years ago – a second trip for us but the first time as a family. It was an amazing experience to see it through our children’s eyes. Vietnam is where we came from, but Canada is our home.