Christine has lived in Southern Ontario for most of her life. Born in Toronto, she went to school in Waterloo where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. She then moved to Toronto to do stem cell research in the Keller Lab at the University Health Network. From there, she and her husband moved to California to further their research. After a lovely 2 year working-vacation, they returned to Southern Ontario where she lived in Cambridge, and finally nested in the wonderful city of Guelph.
Christine has been working for Royal LePage for two years; however, real estate has been a lifelong passion. With a bookkeeping certificate in tow, she is knowledgeable in finance and can aid you with the financial questions that come with acquiring a property. Her background in science is evident in the meticulous detail that she puts into her work.
Christine enjoys playing with her daughter, hiking with her dog, swimming, writing, and traveling the world.
What did you do before real estate?
Before Real Estate, I was a scientist. I did medical research for UHN - Toronto General Hospital. Following that I worked at a Isotope Facility at the University of California Davis. And although I am not currently working in the scientific world, I am still reading research papers and fostering my inquisitive mind.
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done?
When I was 17 years old, I elected to take a school trip that would vastly change my life. Over the span of 4 weeks, I backpacked through Africa. We traveled to Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. We saw the most breathtaking landscapes, met the most welcoming people, and met some of the most disparaging communities. It broke my heart, while at the same time, it taught me what is true love. It fostered my compassion for others and taught me deep humility and gratitude. Although to this day, I still try to understand everything that I experienced, I would still highly recommend this trip to everyone.
What is your favourite book?
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. I found it to be a fascinating insight to the human psyche.