A grade 12 student at Mackenzie Community School who is driven in both academics and extracurriculars. A motivated learner with a perfect GPA and active member of the school participating in student council, band, link crew and badminton. Experienced entrepreneur who founded multiple companies and gained experience through the Summer Company program and the LaunchX Entrepreneurship program.

KDCreations - CEO

Jun 2019 - present


Founded my company KDCreations through the Government of Ontario's Summer Company Program in 2019. Created a business plan, managed finances through a cash flow, and managed personal social media and website. Sold artwork, stickers and provided face paint at several local markets. Currently sells artwork and provides commissions.

PEPTalks - Co-Lead

Sep 2019 - present


PEPTalks is a youth-led public education initiative in North Renfrew designed to deliver impactful information on topics that matter most to youth in our community. We operate in partnership with NRFS and is made possible through the support of the RBC.

Math and English Tutor

Mar 2019 - present


​Tutor in Math and English for students grades 2-11. Creates lesson plans and formulates worksheets.

Deep River Community Association - Piano Humidity Regulator
​Oct 2018 - present

Regularly monitors humidity levels for the grand piano owned by the Town of Deep River.

Education &
Mackenzie Community School

June 2021

Grade 12, 4.0/4.0 GPA (96%)


​Actively participated in many activities and societies including:

- Secondary Student Council (as secretary and social coordinator)

- Varsity Badminton (girls singles and doubles)

- Concert Band (first clarinet)

-Link Crew

LaunchX Entrepreneurship Program 

Jun - Aug 2020

Virtual, Originally University of Michigan


​Founded at MIT, LaunchX is a highly selective summer startup incubator with an admissions rate of 10-20% for the most ambitious high schoolers from across the globe.

Summer Company Program - Enterprise Renfrew County

Jun - Sept 2019

Pembroke, Ontario


Participated in the student entrepreneurship-training Summer Company Program. The program produces hands-on business training, mentoring and skills needed to thrive in a competitive business environment.

  • Basics in Java

  • Cash Flow

  • Proficient in Piano, Clarinet

  • Responsible

  • Time Management 

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Self-Regulation


1st in 2019-20 Bonus Strand ‘75’ Art Competition
May 2020 • Never Such Innocence

Gold Honour Roll

Sept 2018, 2019 • RCDSB

Renfrew County Medallion

Sept 2018, 2019 • RCDSB

Distinction in International Art Contest

May 2019 •  UNESCO

2nd in Girls Doubles Badminton

Apr 2019 •  UOVHSAA

Extracurricular Activities
MCS Secondary Student Council - Secretary, Social Coordinator
2018 - Present
Took minutes at meetings, plan events, designed all posters for school events, managed student council social media (Instagram & Facebook)

Deep River Community Band — 1st Clarinet Player
2018 - Present
Committed and accountable member, designed posters for concerts

Deep River Symphony Orchestra — 2nd Clarinet Player
2017 - Present
Committed member, attends all rehearsals

Community Engagement
Graphic Designer May 2019 - Present

Designed multiple posters for the concerts of the Deep River Community Band.

Muralist Nov 2019

Designed concept and helped paint mural for Deep River Arena.

Volunteer Mar 2018 - Mar 2019

Demonstrated saxophone technique to community members aged 2-30 at the annual Instrument Petting Zoo hosted by the Deep River Summermusic Camp.

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