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Throughout Jennifer’s education, professional and personal life she has had the opportunity to develop a strong knowledge and skill base in the areas of research, report writing, consulting, community and stakeholder engagement and project management. She is a practitioner that has the ability to view the field through a theoretical lens, adapt and put into action.

Jennifer has great experience working in public organizations and knowledge of government processes; she has worked in recreation/social services in the provincial, municipal, and social service sectors. She has instructed both the Community Development in Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Programming and Evaluation courses for the school of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Jennifer has been successful in her work on several projects, which include strategic priorities and planning, policy development, community program and service management as well as comprehensive recreation/social programs.

Jennifer has an extensive educational and professional training background, which includes a Bachelor of Recreation (Honours) degree (Minor in Sociology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and a certificate in Event Management through New Brunswick Community College. In addition, she has completed the requirements for a certificate in the Fundamentals of Project Management and has completed training in Canadian Evaluation Society, NL Chapter: Essential Skills and Public Policy and Evaluation.   She has successfully received Lean Green Belt Certification which has provided her with the knowledge base in continuous improvement initiatives that focuses on reducing waste, improving overall performance, and working towards making the process better and more efficient.  Jennifer has experience and abilities in developing and implementing risk management plans; financial skills (financing, budgeting methods and fiscal accountability); planning skills (application of principles of research and data analysis for assessment, planning and evaluation processes).  She is working towards her Masters in Kinesiology & Recreation (recreation component, focus on community development) in which she has completed the following courses at the Masters level: Advance Qualitative Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Comprehensive School Health, Aging and Leisure, completed an independent study and developed a review manual of Recreation Service Delivery for Older Adults.

Jennifer's passion for community development was the driving force behind the creation of ReCreate Consulting Services.  Having the ability to assist organizations in reaching their goals by providing professional skills and knowledge has been a dream since she started her education in the recreation and community development field.  Jennifer is excited to work with organizations in strengthening their capacity and developing their communities.

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