I am Robyn Allan, the owner and curator of Nest. I love animals; both domesticated and wild, as well as artists; both talented and creative. I truly enjoy creating a positive experience for visitors, where they can shop with the knowledge that they are supporting Canadian artists while finding the perfect gift. I am a Hamiltonian and a proud mother of several pets: two dogs, two cats and a dragon- as well as one human kid!
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Priya is a fourth generation Canadian of South Asian descent. She is also a high school teacher, a mom, a therapy-dog volunteer and an entrepreneur. As the creator of sariKNOTsari, Priya Mohan aspires to provide customers with a curated collection of gifts, slow-fashion and up-cycled clothing, wellness products, and home decor that allows people to buy the things they need while making a difference in the world. connect with her @ firstname.lastname@example.org or through www.sariknotsari.com.
Josephine Kwan is a visionary and self-motivated entrepreneur with over a decade of diverse business experience. Resilient, proactive and highly skilled at communication, Josephine exemplifies high levels of business competence coupled with excellent interpersonal skills resulting in numerous long-term business relationships with clients and peers. Visit Josephine @ www.flow2freedom.com
Since arriving in Toronto from Miami some 20 years ago, Maxine Warsh has established herself as a top expert in skin rejuvenation. Maxine has a B.Sc. from the University of Florida in Gainesville and also worked as a small business entrepreneur in the US before moving north. Visit maxinewarsh.com
Heather Bolt is the founder and head designer of Dotty. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three children. She loves vintage muscle cars, ruffles, pearls, tattoos, laughing, and red wine. List Heather @ www.dotty.ca
Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a regular television contributor, a sought after speaker and emcee and a digital influencer and blogger.
Debra Hoffos is an educator and barista. She helps people “rethink their daily cup” by running workshops teaching people how to make great coffee. Follow her on Instagram at #DebsCoffeeRevolution or on Facebook @Coffee Revolution.
Nicole Salameh is a fastidious entrepreneur with a passion for fashion. “ I believe fashion is a form of communication and self expression.” Being a retailer I can give people the tools to show their best self. Visit Nicole at her boutique in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.