Join us for an engaging panel featuring
Miltonians who have pursued their passions in various industries. They will
share advice and anecdotes based on their own experiences that may help you
with your own career decisions. We will explore the benefits, challenges and
lessons of launching your own ideas and creating your own career opportunities.
Our panelists include:
Damion Orsi, Co-Founder, Orange
Damion is a
professional mechanical engineer and project manager professional who now owns
and operates Milton's first craft brewery (Orange Snail Brewers). His
love of craft beer came from travelling the world working on projects and
enjoying the craft beer movement happening in many places including the
USA. He started home brewing over 15 years ago and in 2015 decided to
open a brewery with his good friend, Kevin Greer who also lived in Milton in
order to bring craft beer to the town of Milton. In his 20 year career,
he has worked as a senior project engineer, project manager, operations’
manager and product manager in many different industries. He believes
that a vital role that companies should perform is giving back to their
communities by donating time and money to local charities and community
Creative Director at Ehm & Co, Editor-in-Chief at YMC.ca, and a freelance
Jeni Marinucci is Creative Director at Ehm & Co, a digital
publishing and marketing firm, Editor-in-Chief at YMC.ca, and a freelance
writer. She has two children, both of whom people seem to like, so she's
pretty much an expert at parenting, too. At 34 she returned to University
to get her B.A. Hons in English Literature, a designation which has provided
her with an extensive library and a crushing debt load. When no teaching
college wanted her, she bought a red pen and put her editing skills to work.
Her neighbours wish she would cut her lawn.
Kevin Samra, Manager, MEV
Kevin Samra is an
economic development specialist and entrepreneur ambassador for The Town of
Milton, he is a highly experienced in topics including foreign direct
investment (FDI), Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E), and
identifying strategic connections to develop and grow innovative businesses. As
the Manager of the MEV Innovation Centre & Economic Development Strategist
for The Town of Milton, Kevin works with his team to advise businesses on
growth strategies, promote collaboration within the region, and educate
community members and businesses on new technologies.
Maria Locker, Founder and CEO, Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc.
Maria Locker is an advocate and champion for the advancement of female entrepreneurs across North America, and is a sought after speaker, contributor, and expert surrounding topics including economic empowerment for women entrepreneurs and small business trends. As the Founder & CEO of Mompreneurs®, Maria works with her team to foster community, promotion, and education to their collective of over 18,000 members and subscribers across Canada and the U.S., a diverse collective of female entrepreneurs who are just as dedicated to their businesses as they are to their families, and vice versa. Maria's expertise has been featured in Maclean's, The Huffington Post, ParentsCanada Magazine, and Canadian Business, and she has appeared in a wide variety of national television and radio programs to offer insights and expertise, including The Marilyn Dennis Show, Canada AM, CBC, Breakfast Television, Global News, CHCH Morning Live, and NewsTalk 1010.