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In 1996, I married John Porter, the founder of BarterPay, while I was completing my studies at Brock University in Niagara Region of Ontario in the Concurrent Education program. My plan was to become an elementary school teacher but by 1997, it became clear that it made sense for me to partner with John in brokering accounts for BarterPay, so I became the first broker for the Niagara Region. Once John took over the entire company in Canada, I stayed home to raise our growing family, coming in to work part-time whenever they needed extra hands in brokering, even planning, and many other roles! Once our youngest son reached 2.5 years of age, I was able to go back to work full time as the event planner as we were running several events a year for our clients. I have once again morphed into another role in the company and at present I use video to tell compelling stories about how BarterPay works for businesses. Who knows what will happen next? :). For fun I love to paint, hang out with my kids, teach them video editing and ride around on our sons' dune buggy! I'm also slightly obsessed with naturopathic medicine, as I was studying before I decided that my time was better spent growing BarterPay!