I moved to Ajax from Scarborough in 1987. During this time I was a Professor in the Cosmetics Retailing Program at Centennial College, host of the “Beauty Profiles” television series, Educational Columnist for Cosmetics Magazine, Newsletter Editor & Events Planner for the Canadian Cosmetics Careers Association, Education Developer for the Look Good, Feel Better Program (for women with cancer), etc. As an industry expert I was also interviewed for, and wrote many articles for, various newspapers & magazines. I was then promoted to Academic Chairperson in Community & Consumer Services before leaving Centennial College in 1996. I opened Odyssey Books & Resource Centre in 1997.