I moved to Labrador City at the age of 3 and has been here ever since. I have worked 32 years with the Iron Ore Company in various roles; through those years I experienced multiple layoffs and remained a student where I studied Psychology and Social Work before returning to full time work in the mine.
I was actively involved with the union for almost half my career and then moved into some leadership roles the rest of my career. I held the positions of supervisor, HSE Superintendent, Contractor Management Superintendent and my last role being Superintendent of Pellet Plant Operations. I have worked on many task force and joint committees. I held positions on the JOSHE committee and also served as team manager and VP for Labrador West Minor Hockey.
My biggest accomplishment is being a proud mother of two boys, Matthew and Nathan Grouchy who live and work in Labrador City currently. My mother Loretta Adams is retired and living in Labrador City, and I have a sister Keila Adams and a niece and nephew living here as well.
Labrador City is my family’s home and it’s allowed and afforded me the opportunity to raise my boys in a beautiful and safe community, provide my family a good living and so many opportunities to be part of a community we love. I am very grateful for what we have and thankful for the residents and leaders who stepped up and helped make that happen, so it’s time to show my appreciation and pay back to the community.
Small groups of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.