As a lifelong resident of the Kitchener area, I have owned and operated a local corporate apparel and marketing company for over 30 years. I founded Trachten-Quelle in 2009 and opened the online shop in 2013.
I am a longtime member and director of the Kitchener Schwaben Club, one of five German cultural clubs in the area.
During my downtime, I enjoy treasure hunting at local antique markets and auctions. I also love to travel, and make a buying trip each year to Germany and Austria to visit suppliers and order new merchandise.
I am Neil’s spouse and the official “Jill of all Trades” at Trachten-Quelle, managing the online shop, assisting at our local trunk shows, and accompanying Neil to Europe each spring to visit suppliers and book orders for the coming year at a huge trade show in Salzburg.
I share Neil’s keen interest in antiques and travel, and also enjoy various creative pursuits when time allows. My greatest joy however, comes from spending time with our grandchildren.