Thomas GSEA Foundation Director

Current Work: President & CEO, Dogtopia Canada


An Idea You Live By: “You always pass failure on your way to success.”


Altona, Manitoba

Why You Believe in GSEA

I was fortunate to have the mentorship of some amazing entrepreneurs during the early stages of my career that shaped me into the leader and professional I am today. I am passionate about the mission and believe in the global reach that an organization like this can have to empower, inspire and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Currently Residing In

Toronto, Ontario

About Kim

Before being appointed President & CEO of Dogtopia Canada, Kim held the position of the VP of Operations for the Dogtopia US Support Office from 2015 to 2019. During that time, the brand grew from 27 to more than 110 locations. Previously, she was a member of Thomas Franchise Solutions who partnered with Dogtopia as a strategic investor in 2012.

Prior to receiving her Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University, she served a six-year tenure at a boutique resort in Tofino, BC, which yields the highest REVPAR production ranking amongst hotels in Canada, where she held various positions including Business Analyst, Controller, and Director of Operations.

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