We’re Hiring!

Do you love Uptown Saint John? Do you have a passion for helping businesses thrive? Do you have a background in marketing, design or event-planning? If so, we might have a job for you!

The local not-for-profit Business Improvement Association Uptown Saint John Inc. is looking for a self-motivated and energetic individual to fill a full-time Marketing Coordinator position. The Marketing Coordinator is a vital role responsible for creating and organizing our signature events, as well as supporting our membership in the areas of project management, marketing, graphic design, and program implementation. This position involves collaboration with the City of Saint John, the Uptown Saint John business community, and reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Promoting & marketing the Uptown area as a place to do business, via with the creation of brochures, banners, rack cards and digital media;
  • Providing a proactive approach to manage all social media platforms;
  • Creating marketing plans & maintaining budgets for each initiative;
  • Organizing and executing events for all business sectors we represent in the BIA;
  • Representing the Uptown Saint John brand through marketing collateral with the highest of standards;
  • Maintaining comprehensive project management records;
  • Remaining updated on, and implementing, marketing best practices;
  • Overseeing and working closely with the Marketing Committee; including maintaining a volunteer team and hosting regular meetings.

 

Skills and Qualifications:*

The Ideal Candidate should possess the following:

  • Completed post-secondary education in communications/marketing or a related field;
  • A minimum 2 years of related experience;
  • Event management and program delivery; providing goals and outcomes for each
  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing principles and practices;
  • Strong skills and experience with Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and social media;

Adobe InDesign, Illustrator would be considered an asset.

  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment as well as independently with minimal direction.

*An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Compensation commensurate with experience.

 

Application Process:

Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae clearly demonstrating their relevant skills and experience. Please include “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted via email to admin@uptownsj.com.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.

Weekend Events: June 20-23, 2019

Thursday, June 20th:

Community Fair
4:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station
Saint John Night Market
5:00PM-11:00PM @ South Market Street
Summer Solstice Memorial
5:30PM @ King’s Square
Jones Gallery Night
7:30PM @ Jones Art Gallery 1 Charlotte St
Script Happens
7:30PM @ BMO Studio Theatre
Jazz Loyalty Program
9:00PM @ Five and Dime
Nick Gay
10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday, June 21st:

National Indigenous Peoples Day at the NBM
9:00AM-5:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum
Yoga Fridays
12:10PM @ Connexionworks
Community Fair
2:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station
Annual First Day of Summer BBQ
5:00PM @ Merket Square
National Indigenous Peoples’ Day
5:00PM @ Market Square Boardwalk
Port City Music Awards
6:00PM @ Kent Theatre
Board Game Night
6:00PM @ Catapult Coffee
Summer Solstice Kundalini Yoga
7:00PM @ the Yoga Studio
Matt Andersen with Bobby Bazini
8:00PM @ Imperial Theatre
Community Fireworks
Dusk @ Market Square Boardwalk

Saturday, June 22nd:

Over The Edge 2019
11:00AM @ Hilton Saint John
Holi – Festival of Colors
11:00AM @ King’s Square
Community Fair
12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station
A Night of Arts
5:00PM @ Taste of Egypt
First Annual Port City Music Awards
6:00PM @ The Kent Theater
Last Clash Bash
6:00PM @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center
Writers Pub Crawl
6:ooPM @ Big Tide
Bollywood House Party!
8:00PM @ Callahan’s Pub
Dance Party
10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub
A Very Magical Drag Night- Adult Edition
10:00PM @ 9 Sydney Street

Sunday, June 23rd:

Queen Square Farmers Market
11:00AM-12:00PM @ Queens Square South
THIRD SHIFT + Harbour present “Taking Inventory” with KC Wilcox
12:00PM @ the Saint John Arts Centre
Community Fair
12:00PM – 5:00PM @ Harbour Station
Gin and Tonic Tastings
4:00PM @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Weekend Events: June 14-16, 2019

Friday, June 14

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:00AM @ Saint John City Market

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-11:00PM @ 333 Water St

Noon yoga Fridays

12:10PM @ Connexionworks

Community Fair

2:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30PM @ Saint John City Market

Uptown Saint John Walking Tour

3:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

Social Media 101: Business Edition

6:00PM @ the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village

Knight Fight

6:00PM @ Harbour Station

Golden Dog Beer Tour

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

7:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment

7:00PM @ Grannan’s Seafood

Hard Charger// Little You Little Me// Baltimore

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad

11:00PM @ McGill’s

 

Saturday, June 15

Patio Day 2019

9:00AM ’till late @ Various Locations Uptown

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-11:00PM @ 333 Water St

Community Fair

12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Enso Launch Party

3:00PM @ Picaroons

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

3:00PM @ Saint John City Market

Live at the Matinee Open Mic

4:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Golden Dog Beer Tour

6:00PM @ Picaroons General Store

Art Battle Provincial Finals

7:30PM @ Sanctuary Theatre

Port City 5 – Tonic – Music and Cocktails inspired by the Prohibition Era

8:00PM @ the BMO Studio Theatre

Shrimp Ring// Young Satan in Love// Maztradamus

10:00PM @ Taco Pica

Alter Ego

10:00PM @ O’Leary’s Pub

Dance Party

10:00PM @ Callie’s Pub

 

 

Sunday, June 16

Queen Square Farmers Market

9:00AM @ Queen Square

 

Loyalist City RibFest

11:00AM-6:00PM @ 333 Water St

Community Fair

12:00PM – 10:00PM @ Harbour Station

Is the Writing on the Wall? Cursive Writing in Today’s Society

2:00PM @ the New Brunswick Museum

BOGO and Board Games

9:00PM @ Saint John Ale House

Weekend Events. May 31 – June 2

Friday, May 31

Walk & Roll Challenge 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm @ 111 Water St.

Cask & Kettle GastroPub 

9:00 pm @ Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub

7th Anniversary Sal-ebration 

10:00 am – 7:00 pm @ Heartbreak Boutique

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Scramble Fridays 

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

150 Years of Beer Tours

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

French Conversation Lunch 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour 

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King Square

French Toddlers 

10:30 pm – 11:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Entertainment 

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Lillia, Fishstixx, & Gold Punks 

10:00 pm @ Taco Pica Restuarant

Beer Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Friday Night Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Radio Factory Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Live 

7:30 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

French Conversation Lunch 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Pow City & Groovemasters 

9:30 pm – 11:30 pm @ Five and Dime

 

Saturday, June 1

Champions League Final

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Needle Felt Cardinal 

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Good Fibrations

Saturday Morning Cartoons 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

 Yip Cider Tap Takeover 

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Gahan House Port City

Port City Beer Run 

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ 333 Water Street

International Table Top Day 

9:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

150 Years of Beer Tours 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

June Challenge 

9:00 am @ The Yoga Co-op

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour 

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Kings Square

Zafting // Monteith // Hemineglect

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm @ Taco Pica Restaurant

Live at the Matinee Open Mic 

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

2019 NB Tornado (G/60) Chess Championship 

9:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Kent Theatre

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Macramè Plant Hanger & Dreamcatcher Sign Workshop 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ Home Deocr Paint Store

Live @ The BMO Music Series: Port City 5 

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ 112 Princess Street

Women’s Yoga 

11:00 am – 12:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

Saturday’s with DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

E- Clinic Drop-In 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Radio Factory Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Chess 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

 

Sunday, June 2

Award Winning Spirits Tasting 

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

2019 Hampton Year End Showcase 

1:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Bear Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @  Picaroons General Store

Pick you Painting – Saint John 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games 

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Tragedy Ann 

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Saint John Gutsy Walk 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Hilton Saint John

X-Wing Wave 2 Championship 

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Heroes Beacon

Sketching Club

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Sunday Movie Matinee 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Fee Public Library

The Heart Of Hip Hop – Joshua Group Food Drive 

9:00 am – 11:59 pm @ 143 Union St.

 

Chop Chop Winter 2019 presents to Lunch Connection

The restaurants who participated in Chop Chop Winter 2019 presented a nice plump cheque for $6,652 to Lunch Connection today.

$1 from EVERY Chop Chop dish sold during Chop Chop Restaurant Week is accounted for and given directly to this cause. It is very gratifying as providers and, as the happily consuming public, to know that through indulging in this way, school children are being fed.

The Lunch Connection provides free hot lunch programs that serve deserving children and youth of Saint John.

THANK YOU to all how ate out during Chop Chop Winter and to the restaurants for their generosity towards this wonderful community cause.

Pictured in photo:
Nancy Tissington, Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc.
Amy Barrett-Kay, Event Sponsor, Picaroon’s
Erin Hodge, Representing Lunch Connection
Brian Earle, Representing Lunch Connection
Benjamin Gilcrist, Representing Lunch Connection

Weekend Events. May 24 – 26

Friday, May 24

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ 47 Charlotte Street

Improv Show 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Saint John High School

150 Years of Beer Tours 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

Old Skool 

9:30 pm @ Cask and Kettle Irish Gastropub

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour 

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Rotary of Saint John Gala – One Incredible Evening 

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ 39 King Street

Beer Tasting Tours 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Wilmington Youth Climate Strike 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ 3rd st and princess st

Waterstreet Dinner Theatre Presents Wife Goes On 

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ 110 Water Street

Catherine Kennedy Live 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Catapult Coffee & Studio

Friday Night Entertainment 

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Body Positive yoga 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

Imperial Theatre 25th Birthday Party 

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Scramble Fridays 

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

The Regulars Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

French Conversation Lunch 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Live with DJ Travdad 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

 

 

Saturday, May 25

Saturday Morning Cartoons 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Les MoonTunes 

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm @ The BMO Studio Theatre

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ 47 Charlotte Street

10th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute 

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ Steamers Lobster Company

Yoga under the Whale 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

PENSION Three Year Anniversary 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Peppers Pub

150 Years of Beer Tours 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Uptown Locations

River Jacks, Alie Sin & Margaret Tracteur 

9:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Taco Pica Restaurant

Saturday’s with DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Kid’s Crafteroon 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

The Regulars Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Planeswalker Weekend 

3:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

High Rollers D&D Club 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Women’s Yoga 

11:00 am – 12:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

E-Clinic Drop-In 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

 

Sunday, May 26

Queen Square Farmers Market 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Queen Square

Let’s Create! – Saint John 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Beer Tasting Tour 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ 32 Canterbury Street

Cosplay Meetup 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games 

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

The Pedals Are Off! MP vs Mayor no-pedal bike race

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm @ Queens Square Farmers Market

Kids Cafternoon 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Mindfulness Meditation 

7:00 pm – 8:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

Pop Up Market 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ 239 Charlotte St.

Sunday Movie Matinee 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Vision Board – Manifesting Your Goals 

11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ 89 Canterbury St.

Sketching Club 

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

2019 Salmon Run

Artists from all over New Brunswick responded to Discover Saint John’s call for submissions to paint or adorn composite salmon sculptures displayed in prominent locations around Saint John. The 2019 call for submissions received responses from over 30 artists with 40+ submissions. Casts of Atlantic salmon were created by New Brunswick artist John Morgan to create an urban kaleidoscope of salmon sculptures standing more than six feet tall when mounted. And did you know – this year is the International Year of the Salmon!

The 2019 participating artists are:

  • Amy Ash from Hampton, NB
  • Corinne Monique Long from Saint John, NB
  • Deanna Musgrave from Saint John, NB (returning artist from 2017)
  • Fabiola Martinez Rodriguez from Quispamsis, NB (returning artist from 2018)
  • Geordan Moore from Saint John, NB (returning artist from 2017)
  • Holly McKay from Grand-Bay Westfield, NB (returning artist from 2017, 2018)
  • Jack and Jean Hudson from Rexton, NB (returning artists from 2017, 2018)
  • Kelley Joyce- Floyd from Quispamsis, NB (returning artist from 2018)
  • Matt Shields from Saint John, NB
  • Steve Chanyi from Quispamsis, NB
  • Tammy Capstick from Bloomfield, NB (returning artist from 2018)

To see more information about 2019 Salmon Run visit Discover Saint John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Events. May 17 – 19

Friday, May 17

Little Shop of Horrors 

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Body Positive Yoga 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Scramble Fridays 

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour 

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ Kings Square

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

French Toddlers 

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Friday Night Entertainment 

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Internal Night // Dash Talk “The Unseen” Album Release Show 

10:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Taco Pica

Friday Night Dance Party 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

The Frequency Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night with DJ Travdad

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ McGill’s

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

We will be Set Up @ A.Y.C 

5:00 pm @ Hilton Saint John

 

Saturday, May 18

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour 

11:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Saint John City Market

Little Shop of Horrors 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Uncork Saint John Food and Drink Tour

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Kings Square

Let’s Create – Saint John 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Heroes Beacon

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Fundy Comic Arts Society Meeting 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Morning Cartoons 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Newcomers’ Saturday Social 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Live at the Matinee Open Mic 

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Women’s Yoga 

11:00 am – 12:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

No Jokes Barred on the Boardwalk 

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm @ McGill’s

E-Clinic Drop-In

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday’s With DJ Del 

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Meet the Artists! Reception for ArtsLink’s Catapult Program  

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

The Frequency Live 

10:30 pm – 2:00 am @  O’Leary’s Pub

Dirty Pour! – Saint John 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Loyalist Day 

10:00 am @ Market Square Atrium

Francobulles 

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Meet Monat 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ McGill’s

Frig Dancer “Hot Garbage” Album Release Party 

10:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Taco Pica

Chess 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Cross-Country Day of Action Against Israeli Apartheid

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ King’s Square

International Museum Day

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ New Brunswick Museum

FM Berlin // Wicked Vices 

11:00 pm – 1:00 am @ Peppers Pub

 

Sunday, May 19

Little Shop of Horrors 

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ Imperial Theatre

150 Years of Beer Tour

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Let’s Create – Saint John 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Sunday Sessions 

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ BunkHaus Hostel + Café + Taproom

Sign and Other Things 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Queens Square Market

In the Shadow of the Steeple – a David Goss Walkn’ Talk Series 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm @ 115 Charlotte Street

Rum Tasting! 

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games 

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Mondern (Not so) Monday on Sunday 

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Atlantic Youth Convention 2019 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  @ Saint John Trade and Convention Center

Alpha 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Calvary Temple 83 Sydney Street

Uptown Mug #86 . Mike Capson

Mike Capson is one of those guys.  You know, we all have heard of him and see him around, but he has just the right amount of mystery to make us curious.  Mike is one of the cool kids on the block at ICS Creative Agency – but that is just his day job.  He is also a master photographer and philanthropist with a heart to make our community better.

Let’s get to know Mike:

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. I grew up and attended high school in Rothesay. Then after graduating my family moved to East Saint John while I attended UNBSJ.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I’ve been part of the Uptown scene on & off for the past decade or so. I first started to spend a lot of time uptown while I was studying Communications at UNBSJ. I’d take the bus home from school and jump off on King St then head to see some bands. I moved back to Rothesay for a short stint once I graduated. It was during this short period I created ICS Creative Agency with my best friend/business partner Zack Spear. We had an office in Rothesay for close to a year but we both felt something was missing. We were bored in Rothesay. We really missed the liveliness of the city so we picked up shop and moved Uptown Saint John.

Name one or two people who you look too for inspiration?
My Dad is definitely someone I look to for inspiration. He’s the man I always strive to be in life and work. As a fellow entrepreneur I can always relate to him. He is such a hard worker and selfless person. He is always there when I need him and more so when I don’t need him. Over the past month he has finally retired and I couldn’t be happier for him and my Mom. My other source of inspiration comes from my two daughters, Lauren and Aubrey. They provide me with such happiness that even on the worst of days I can think about them smiling and move forward.

What is your favorite season, and why?
My favourite season is definitely Fall. It might be just because I am a photographer but I love the beautiful mix of yellows and oranges during the fall months. They provide an exquisite compliment with uptown Saint John buildings which are mainly brick.

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?
I live for old cheeses and blueberries.

Coffee, tea, or other?
Decaf Coffee with 2 cream, always.

Any pets?
I have one pet. His name is Gus and he is a white pug. He snorts, sneezes, and sheds exponentially.

Most guilty pleasure?
I’ve cut a lot of guilty pleasures out of my life in the past few years. Mainly cigarettes and bread.

Worst habit?
My worst habit has to be biting my nails or possibly how long I take to respond to peoples emails. Is 7 days too long?

Favorite Musician?
My music tastes fluctuate based on the time of the year. At the tail end of the winter I tend to go into a John Mayer period for about a month until spring really surfaces. This usually leads into a heavy binge of Canadian progressive metal bands like “Protest The Hero” & “Intervals.”  Once summer arrives I’ll slip into some Steely Dan, SRV, or Jimi Hendrix. Then in the winter I usually stick with The Beach Boys, and April Wine.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Kebab House .49 wings from Wednesday to Friday. It’s a low carb paradise.

 

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