Think Global. Act Local. Say it NOW Connects YOU to your COMMUNITY
The journey to find what you are good at AND what you are passionate about is what defines "Good Work". Graduating with a BA in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg, it took a few years to gain work experience with other companies as a Social Worker in Toronto, HR Manager in Winnipeg, Food Service Manager and Sales Executive in Vancouver for Anne to finally venture out on her own. Aiming to give her customers outstanding service, she incorporated Say It NOW in Coquitlam, BC in 2004
In Sept 2012, an opportunity to work with her son presented itself. Adding a second business venture with him, she is now running hard to keep up to her son's many talents... and loving every minute of it, even when he rolls his eyes.
Anne fell in love with running outdoors & AM ballroom dancing but unfortunately had to give them up due to knee issues. Now she can be found at the gym 5 times a week, as well as cycling and hot yoga on the weekends.
Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing from UBC
Extensive business background in all aspects of Retailing for a large national Department Store (Hudson’s Bay Company)
42 years in middle and senior regional management covering such areas as Store Management, Buying, Merchandise Management, Supply Chain Management, Special Projects, Building Management, and Operations
Special Projects included Development of a special transfer system for the Lower Mainland Bay Stores; Store Renovations throughout BC, Closing down of discontinued stores throughout Western Canada, Screening/Hiring of management candidates throughout
Ken is now retired and helps Anne and Dave on the administrative side of the business.
Dave's journey stems from his hard work and ambition as a baseball player. Leaving for junior college in California at 17, David pitched his way into the MiLB after graduating with honors from Southern Illinois University with a 4.0 GPA and being named to the Dean's List.
David was drafted in 2010 by the Saint Louis Cardinals in the 34th round where he went on in his first year to be named to the conference all star team as a relief pitcher.
After returning home, Dave went back to his old high school team as a volunteer coach working with young high school players striving to take the same path he once took. Today David is the Program Director for the Coquitlam Reds Organization and a roving pitching instructor.
For Say It NOW, Dave lends a creative touch helping with design and concepts as well as maintaining all tech related issues, letting Anne focus on finding new customers.