The most influential mentor in my life is my Grandmother. Under 5ft tall, she's tiny, but mighty. She is in her early 90s, yet she regularly attends aerobics class, paints, volunteers at the local artists' guild where she sells her oil paintings, and tends her own garden. She purchased her very first computer in her 80's and took a class to learn how to use it.
Born and raised in London, England, she emigrated to Canada after World War II to marry my Grandfather. She left the comforts of a city to live on a cattle ranch in the wild, wild west of interior British Columbia 12 hours (by wagon) from the nearest city, Williams Lake.
Her courage, determination, and resourcefulness are qualities that I admire in her, and I strive to model myself after her example in my personal life, and as a professional.