My name is Jacki Hollywood Brown. I am originally from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I met my husband, a Canadian soldier on a blind date in 1990. It was a marvellous date because we got engaged two months later and were married within 18 months. We’ve had 14 different addresses since 1990 and lived all across Canada. We’ve also lived in the United Kingdom and the United States. We have two lovely children, a dog, and a cat.

My favourite sports are swimming, cycling and hiking (non-competitive). I’m a big Star Trek fan and Star Wars too – and pretty much all sci-fi. I love music and enjoy quoting song lyrics. I get a thrill from my MacBook and iPhone every time I use them.

I hold a Master’s degree in Food Chemistry from the University of Guelph. I have worked in a library, a pharmacy, two research centres and multi-national manufacturing facilities. I managed my own business as a professional organizer and productivity consultant for almost 10 years. I am fully bilingual in English and French.

You can find me on LinkedIn.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Change is the essential process of all existence.”

Spock, “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”, Stardate 5730.2

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Alan Watts

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Apple, Inc.