Donna was born and raised in the small rural community of Kilmar, Quebec. Living in the country without the luxuries of cable television or nearby shops, Donna was afforded a LOT of outdoor play time, and spent much of her time dreaming of what her future might look like. Her parents instilled a love of life in her, and gave her the courage try new things, and make any dreams a reality. Her biggest endeavour was to someday be her own boss.
Throughout her elementary and high school years, Donna was heavily involved in Highland and Step dancing with the McCulloch Dancers, and travelled around the world representing Canada at International Festivals. When she wasn’t performing, she was either competing in dance contests, or teaching dance to people of all ages. Dancing ignited the entrepreneurial spirit in Donna, and her first business was a small dance school of her own.
Being a free spirit, Donna worked in many industries, looking for that perfect fit: from white water rafting, to sales, to telecommunications, to wedding planning, to co-founding her own event planning business, to fundraising, to not-for-profit … and then finally to OutGROW OutPLAY.
Donna was introduced to OGOP through a good friend back in 2012. At the time, Donna’s biggest challenge was working her event planning contracts around her growing family. Her family being her number one priority, the idea of co-owning a family-friendly, child-oriented, eco-conscious, part-time business was VERY appealing. After consigning at a Fall OutGROW OutPLAY sale locally and experiencing the OGOP process, she was HOOKED. She fell in love with the OutGROW OutPLAY consignment and business models, and then went full steam ahead in to pursuing a franchise.
At its core, OutGROW OutPLAY is a community event with roots running deep within each of our growing territories. OGOP is here to help families make and save money, while simultaneously giving back to local food banks, and community charities of choice. Donna gets to "work" with her fellow parents every day to bring them the best events possible, and she also get to see her kids on and off to school each day. She is thrilled to have found her perfect fit!
"We all love a great deal, and with OutGROW OutPLAY, I get to bring AMAZING deals to the masses!! Seeing the excitement on the faces of the people walking through the doors in to one of our events is PRICELESS. I am passionate about helping families, reducing our carbon footprint, and giving back to our community, and OutGROW OutPLAY covers all of the above - and more!"