Marc is third year student at Queen’s University, studying Kinesiology and Business. He has a passion for helping others and aims to better the world around him in everything that he does. In his spare time, Marc is a first responder on Queen's First Aid , co-owns an original clothing company, and participates in medical research. Marc is thrilled and ecstatic to have the ability to empower other youth to participate in charitable deeds and spread Generocksity’s positive and philanthropic ethos in Kingston.
Amanda is currently a second year kinesiology student at Queen's University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she hopes to get into physiotherapy. You can most often find Amanda on the track with the Queen's track and field team. She has a love for travelling, food and her cats. Her love of helping others stems from her coaching experience and time spent volunteering with athletes with disabilities. Amanda is very passionate about giving back to the community is extremely excited about her role with Generocksity.
Katie Tidman is a second year sociology student at Queens University, and is a Kingston native. She spent her first year of university at Carleton University for journalism, but transferred to Queens for second year. She plans to attend teachers college once her undergrad is completed. Katie has a deep passion for music, and performs around town with her sister in their duo singer/songwriter group. Katie has always enjoyed giving back to her community, and has worked in various volunteer groups throughout her life, and with her interest in music, it only seemed fitting to join the Generocksity team.
From Toronto, Ontario, Jackie is entering her third year at Queen’s studying business. Jackie is extremely passionate on empowering young minds, specifically through her involvement on the Queen’s Leadership, Development and Excellence (QLEAD) Conference and throughout the past 3 summers working at Camp Wenonah. On her spare time, Jackie competes on the Queen’s Varsity Sailing Team and is the current Co-Chair of the Queen’s Conference on the Entertainment Industry. Jackie is thrilled to join the Generocksity Executive Team as Street Team Coordinator and looking forward to provide opportunities for Queen’s students to give back to the Kingston Community.
Sophie is a second year economics student at Queens University. She has a passion for giving back to the community, including her own charity that she started in high school for a township in South Africa. Sophie was ecstatic when asked to join the Generocksity team because she feels that it is very rewarding to be a part of something that has such a positive impact on those internally and externally connected to it. Sophie is on the Track and field team at Queens and has a passion for ballet, art, food and science. She is most looking forward to seeing others inspired by Generocksity and growing as an organization.
Julia is a second year student studying Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Upon completing her undergrad, Julia wishes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and pursue a career in medicine. Julia has a passion for helping others, which started with her being the Vice President of a leadership group in high school. She began initiatives to give back to the community including, food drives, clothing drives and sandwich walks throughout downtown Toronto. She took this passion to greater heights when she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Youth with a Mission in New Orleans. This past May, Julia travelled to Romania and volunteered with the organization, Pas cu Pas (Step by Step), where she worked in children’s orphanages to foster self-esteem, self-discovery and relationships with God. When Julia was asked to join the Generocksity team, there wasn’t a moment of hesitation to take on whatever role was thrown at her. Julia is excited to see the Generocksity organization grow and help change the lives of others.
Brendan Blaikie is a second year student completing the Commerce program in the Smith School of Business. He is a varsity athlete that has always been outgoing and involved heavily with sport. and extra-curriculars, as a rugby player and an Event Coordinator for the Queen's Commerce Athletic Committee. As one of his first experiences with charity events he was happy with the participation in the first event from both team members and students and is excited to see how big Generocksity Queen's can become. A fun-loving person that enjoys the idea of being able to party while having a positive impact on the local community.
Born and raised in Vancouver B.C., Michaela returns to Queens this year as a fourth year Global Development Studies Major. With three summers already under her belt working in Promotions and Marketing for Vancouver companies, such as Happy Water and Polygon Homes, she is excited to collaborate with the Kingston's Generocksity team in hopes of creating an exciting promotional campaign and building effective 2016/2017 marketing strategies. She was first drawn to Generocksity upon the realization that it is an organization which focuses on local initiatives. Currently, she is very involved in fundraising for the BC Cancer foundation and participates in the Ride to Conquer Cancer Vancouver to Seattle each year. From this, she understands the true value of supporting and being involved with local initiatives and is excited to seek new opportunities to do so in Kingston through Generocksity. In her free time her west coast genes spark a true appreciation for the outdoors and often you will find her on the road cycling or scaling the side of the highest peak she can find!
Palmer Simpson is enrolled in the Queen's Smith School of Business. Palmer has been involved in sports since a young age and loves volunteering his time coaching football, basketball, ski racing and swimming. Palmer is the Marketing Director for Board Meeting, a networking committee at the Smith School of Business. If he isn't in school or working with extra curricular activities he will be in the gym or spending time with friends and family. His career aspirations are to pursue a future in Corporate Law or a position in the Marketing Industry. He is excited to be apart of such an amazing organization and cannot wait to see the amount raised for charities across the Kingston community.
Meggie is a second year Art History student at Queen’s University. From a young age, she discovered her passion for helping others while volunteering at a pre school for children with special needs. During high school she was involved in competitive cheerleading and her school’s “Me to We” Club. She is thrilled to be apart of Generocksity and looks forward to watching the organization make a positive impact on the community.
Rachel is currently a third year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University – studying both sociology and psychology. Once she completes her undergrad, Rachel hopes to gain her Master’s in Social Work and become a child therapist. Rachel is extremely passionate about giving back to the community, and has been involved in various charitable organizations since high school. As well, she has had a strong passion for music – specifically singing – which began at a young age. Rachel is absolutely thrilled to be a part of a team that incorporates so many of her interests, and cannot wait to see all of the amazing things Generocksity will accomplish in the upcoming years.
Jason is pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the Queen's Smith School of Business and is currently in his second year. Hailing from Vancouver, the founding city of Generocksity, Jason is excited to be a part of the growth of this fantastic organization at Queen's. Jason strongly believes that giving back to the community in which you reside is the best way to spark the cycle of paying it forward. When not studying, Jason enjoys anything outdoors, travel, hockey, and spending time with family and friends. Jason is looking forward to witnessing
Kellan is a second year electrical engineering student. He is a member of the Queen's lacrosse team and a player in the LUG hockey league. When he's not analysing circuits or hitting the field/ice, he can be seen taking it easy with friends or doing whatever he can to help with Generocksity. He having a positive effect on the community and helping those less fortunate all while having a good time
My name is Julie Todaro and I am a second year Commerce student at Queen's University! Growing up as an actress/performer, I have always had a passion for the entertainment industry and throughout high school, discovered a passion for volunteering as well. Now at Queen's, I have decided to build on these passions by participating in wonderful organizations like Generocksity, attending mission trips and volunteering locally as a part of the Queen's Commerce Service Initiative, and joining the executive committee for the Queen's Conference on the Entertainment Industry. I am extremely excited to be a part of Generocksity Kingston's Street Team this year and to play a bigger role in the difference Generocksity is making throughout our community!
Anna is a third year sociology student at Queen’s University. She enjoys reading books, running half-marathons, and playing basketball. Throughout high school Anna spent weekends teaching children of all ages how to play and love basketball. She is an outgoing and compassionate person who enjoys being with and helping people. Anna has always had a keen interest in working with charitable organizations such as B-Strong and the Right To Play. When she heard about Generocksity she knew she wanted to get involved in whatever capacity she could. She cannot wait to see what Generocksity has planned for the upcoming year and is ecstatic to be a part of it.
Simon is a second year student working to earn his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the Smith School of Business. When he is not studying Simon can be found spending time with his friend or doing any sort of physical activity. He enjoys playing sports be it rugby, soccer, skiing, golf, hiking and much more. Simon is very excited to be a part of Generocksity as he believes that is is important to give back to the community one is a part of, and help as many local charities as possible.
Coming from Oakville, Ontario, Maddie is graduating this spring from Queen’s University with a degree in Commerce. She is passionate about working with charities in the Kingston community, specifically through her previous role as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Queen’s Federation of Charitable Students, and has extensive experience volunteering for different organizations all over Ontario for the past 8 years. Her interest towards joining Generocksity was sparked by the ambition of the current team, after learning about their previous successful accomplishments and bold aspirations for the future. In her free time, Maddie enjoys being outside: hiking, skiing and swimming are a few of her favorite activities. She also tries to traveling as much as possible – even on a student budget – and is working towards becoming a certified yoga instructor.