I was born in St. Davids, Ontario, the oldest of three children. After obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario I practiced as a Registered Nurse in both acute and long-term care. After the birth of my second child, I left health care and entered my family business in the petroleum industry – Gale Gas Bars, a delivery and chain of gas stations and convenience stores.
Since joining the family business, I have worked tirelessly, becoming the third-generation owner and Chief Executive Officer in 2014 of Gales Gas Bars. I helped shape and advanced the company’s corporate and community presence and continues to explore ways to give back to the community. I devote my time serving on several boards and have achieved Chartered Director designation.
I love to write, and I have been embracing this passion of mine through my blog. This space is a creative corner for me to share my thoughts and experiences across a wide range of subjects. If there is a topic you would like me to explore, please let me know.
A Man, A Coffee Shop, and My Safety
Pride & Diversity
Being A Business Owner: The Ability to Pivot
The Secret to Successful Writing
Permanently Disfigured and Brutally Deformed
Since deciding to share more of my personal experiences to connect with and help others, I have been asked to speak at several events and guest on different shows and podcasts. I invite you to listen in and participate in the conversations we explore about mental health, corporate leadership and industry updates.
Jessica Joins the Professional Insights Podcast
Break the Stigma Around Mental Health
A Conversation About Stigma and Mental Health
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