Carla

Carla is a perennial late bloomer who lives and loves to be and work outdoors. She is/ they are a musician, crafts person, campus radio and dive bar DJ. Her/ their current passions and pursuits involve organic gardening, small scale and community farming, landscaping, and foraging. She/ they live in Ottawa, ON.

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May

As someone who grew up in a family of small business owners, I've seen first hand the hard work and dedication that small business owners put into their business. I grew up in British Columbia, but moved to Ottawa in 2019. The city called to me for its culture of innovation and limitless growth opportunity paired with its community spirit. Ottawa has become my home, I am passionate about helping my community succeed and thrive.

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Steve

I started in construction when I was young. One day I decided it was time to go out on my own. I built my company Da Costa Construction from the ground up despite our daughter Olivia just being born, my lovely wife Annie was nothing but supportive. Since then my career has grown, I own multiple companies including Pura Vida Management Inc. with May.

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Gabriella

At 19 years old, I decided to leave my quiet Montreal suburban student life to move to Ottawa. Through Covid-19, my whole life changed. I moved to a whole new city, graduated college from distance and entered the professional world. All these big changes and the fresh air of Ottawa left me craving for constant challenges. I am always seeking for the newest innovations, my next hobby, the next societal debate, or ways to bring support to my community. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am constantly trying to make anyone I encounter feel safe and welcomed.

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