Jennifer has served on the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Board of Directors since 2018 and has also been a member of the TMC Artistic Director Search Committee. Jennifer has been singing with the Mendelssohn Choir since 2005.
She has a long history of involvement with outstanding choirs, as a past member of both the Bach Choir and Elektra Women’s Choir in Vancouver. She served on Elektra’s Board of Directors, working on the choir’s rebranding, strategic planning, development and recording activities, as well as a tour to New York including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre at the invitation of the American Choral Directors Association. Jennifer received her early choral training as a member of the Toronto Children’s Chorus, touring five countries in Europe at the age of 11. She was also a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir.
Jennifer worked for the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport for a decade in communications, corporate and strategic policy, and as Senior Policy and Issues Coordinator in the office of the Deputy Minister. She holds a BA in History from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of British Columbia. She practiced intellectual property law in Vancouver for several years before moving to Toronto. She and her husband John have two children.