The Go-To Panel
The Bump & Hustle ‘Go-To Panel’ is just that. It’s your ‘Go-To’ place for expert advice. When we need answers we seek out the best people for the job, and now you can too. Check out our contributing experts here, follow them on Twitter, and visit their blogs and sites.
Jacquie Severs – Bra Fitting & Style Expert
Jacquie Severs discovered Secrets from your Sister… the same way as many clients, out of necessity. She was asked to wear a halter dress in a wedding and her first bra fitting came as a result. The experience was so positive she pursued a career as a fitter in the store immediately and worked there for many years helping numerous women have bra epiphanies.
Though she now works in creative marketing at an art gallery, she continues to work for Secrets as a writer, style consultant, fit model and bra enthusiast. Jacquie has been featured in Chatelaine Magazine discussing bra fitting and body image, and needs an additional lingerie drawer.
Sue Sterling, Wine and Travel Expert
The travel bug bit Susan early when she took her first airplane flight at the age of 2. Since then, she has traveled to Australia, Asia, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and through many parts of the United States and Canada. Her desire to get out and see the world knows few bounds, and if she is not getting ready for a trip, or on one, she is planning her next adventure.
After obtaining a degree in Comparative Literature and French from McMaster University, Susan investigated several career paths, and eventually, she spent two summers working as a Paris-based Bike Trip Coordinator, leading cycling tours throughout Western Europe. It was during this time that she learned more about fine wines, and discovered a passion for them.
Upon her return to Canada, Susan landed the position of Sales Representative with Andrew Peller Limited, the largest Canadian-owned wine company in Canada. This allowed her the opportunity to increase her knowledge base, while studying for, and attaining, Intermediate, Advanced, and Diploma certificates from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in the UK. Requirements for these qualifications include knowledge of viticulture and vinification; typical characteristics shown by wines from all major producing regions; and the business side of wine and spirits.
Susan established her on-line presence as host of Naked Wine Show, winner of the 2010 Tasty Award for Best Critic or Review Series. Susan was named a favourite diarist of 2009 by The National Post, plus she contributes to WineVirgin.com, Fodors.com, and LocalWineEvents.com.
Currently, Susan is the host of Food Network Canada’s on-line broadcast, Grape Notes.
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Karen Gunton – Photography Expert and Home Business Maven
karen gunton is a photographer, a designer, and a little home business builder. she is also a wife, a mum and a friend, so the knows how busy life gets! her passion is assisting families in capturing their favourite moments and turning them into beautiful memories. oh, and she never uses capitals. it is her little way of questioning the rules and being a little bit badass in this world!
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