As a Professor in Hospitality, Tourism and Sport at Niagara College, Shelley teaches into the IFEA Pinnacle Award winning Event Management Graduate Certificate Program together with teaching into the Sport Management Diploma Program. Shelley’s passion, professionalism and enthusiasm for events is incited into our future event professionals.
Shelley has more than 25+ years of experience working in the event industry managing major festivals and events such as Hamilton’s Cultural Celebrations as part of TO2015 Pan Am Para Pan Am Games, the Road World Cycling Championships and currently participating on 2021 Canada Summer Games- Niagara planning committee. She has a proven ability in developing strategic partnerships and networking with educational, public and private sectors.
Internationally Shelley has earned CFEE (Certified Festival Event Executive) designation from International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA).
Shelley has served on various local and provincial boards in a volunteer role with Niagara Food Festival, ILEA- Toronto Chapter and Festival and Events Ontario Association. She is the recipient of Tourism Hamilton Awards and a Hall of Fame Inductee with Festivals and Events Ontario.