How long have you worked at SOCAN?
It has already been a year, at the end of July.

As an Licensing Agent, what sort of licensees do you work with?
I am currently in training to work with NLMP’s (Notification of Live Music performances) for concert promoters as well as venues owners (Tariffs 4A1, 8 and 3A).

What’s your favorite part of the job?
Although I feel it’s very rewarding to help represent the musical, cultural community and their rights ( in some small way), being part of a team of people that have heart, integrity and values brings me new appreciation for what I do here. Being within that kind of a team is my favorite part.

What were some of your previous positions outside of SOCAN?
I played many roles in my professional life before I came to SOCAN. I’ve been in sales, management, human resources, work force educational trainer and, wait for it……even a hairstylist! I’ve worked on various creative and artistic projects such as fashion shows, music videos and promotional photo shoots.

Which previous job(s) did you like the most?
I liked each and every one of these positions. All these experiences have helped me develop certain skills that benefitted me on many different levels. I enjoyed being an educational trainer since I got to learn through my students. People are each very different and it’s great to experience that kind of dynamic interaction.

What kind of music are you listening to right now?
I am discovering City and Colour at this moment. I’m shy to admit that I’ve had a musical crush for Lisa LeBlanc since last fall. She tells it like it is, with her real-life-story songs.

What other hobbies do you have outside of work?
I love to cook. It’s a good way to disconnect from everyday life. I also enjoy wandering the city. Montreal is known for its best-kept-secret shops, restaurants, and vintage boutiques.

Last book read?
Think Like a Man/ Act Like a Woman… for us single gals!

Last film seen?
We are the Millers, a surprisingly funny flick!

Favourite song(s)?
“The Chokin’ Kind” – Joss Stone
“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” – Performed by Otis Redding, written by him and Jerry Butler.
“Kiss and Say Goodbye” – The Manhattans
“When Doves Cry” – Prince
“How to Save a Life” – The Fray
“Vol d’un ange” – Performed Céline Dion, written by Jacques Veneruso and Patrick Hampartzoumian

Most admired historical figure?
I would say, not so much a historical figure but a comedian that changed the way comedy was perceived. Richard Pryor was ahead of his time in his craft and added a new dimension to what can be funny and raw.

The trait I prefer in myself?

What I dislike the most in myself?
Sociable J

Life happens for you rather than to you.” – The Reverend T.D. Jakes