City council candidate Sharie Minions (Alberni First)

City council candidate Sharie Minions (Alberni First)

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Sharie Minions (Alberni First)

City of Port Alberni: Sharie Minions - Council candidate (Alberni First)

  • Oct. 16, 2014 2:00 p.m.

I’m 26 years old and was born and raised in the Alberni Valley. After graduating from ADSS, I moved to Victoria to attend the University of Victoria. While living in Victoria I met my husband and we decided to give life in Port Alberni a shot.

We’ve been back about four years now and are loving the lifestyle this Valley can offer to a young family like ours. We have a beautiful three-year-old daughter and our son arrived in early October.

Before returning home to Port Alberni, I started my business as a mortgage broker and have been building that business over the past few years.

I have a team of mortgage brokers working for me in other areas of Vancouver Island, which allows me to focus my personal business here.

Two years ago, after realizing the challenges of being a young person in business in a more mature-dominated business community, I helped to create the Young Professionals of Alberni Valley, as a way to bridge the gap and give young business people a comfortable place to network and have their voices heard in the community.

I’ve won several awards for my mortgage business and the training system I created to train my team; in 2012 I was chosen as one of Vancouver Island’s Top 20 Under 40 business people.

I’m Port Alberni’s community representative on the Board of Governors for North Island College, where I sit on the finance and audit committee as well as the college plan committee.

I love Port Alberni and look forward to working with the people of this town to help grow it into a community our children will want to spend their lives in.

 

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