Norma has small town roots having grown up in Collingwood. Her sophistication evolved rapidly as she was thrust into the big city while attending OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design) at the age of 18. She sketched nudes, attended colour theory classes and promoted her artistic work in galleries. As many young artists do, she sought alternative employment working with Wardair and Canadian Airlines as a flight attendant. She still claims to be the safest travelling partner around due to her extensive safety training. She flew the friendly skies until finding employment at Bell Mobility – working in many marketing communications roles and making full use of her creative flare for 15 years. Norma has also mastered every possible computer challenge, leaving all IS/IT experts in her wake as her technical savvy now rivals her creative genius – making her the creative and technical asset of REAL. Norma also lives five minutes from the office with her husband, Michael, and two great kids, James and Michaela.