After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Rhonda moved with her husband to the tiny town of Cobble Hill, north of Vancouver. Two years of being so far away from family were long enough, so they moved back home to Southampton where she immediately began working at the Southampton Pet Hospital as a receptionist, as well as at the Owen Sound Women’s Shelter as a crisis counsellor. Over the years Rhonda’s role at the Southampton Pet Hospital has also evolved to include Marketing, Human Resources and Bookkeeper duties. She feels that Southampton is a fantastic place to live and raise a family, and is truly honoured to work with a group of such caring and compassionate people who truly love what they do.
Rhonda is the proud mom of four daughters: Gabrielle, Bronwyn, Charlotte and Josephine, all of whom were born within five years! She’s loving every minute of motherhood. Her four-legged family members include cats Dot and Smokey, Titan, a retired police dog (it’s very handy to have a drug-sniffing dog with teenagers about), and Koko and Rocket, her crested geckos. In her spare time, when she’s not running to basketball, singing lessons, hockey games, ski races, track meets, play practices, investigating universities and the grocery store, Rhonda enjoys playing hockey, walking, travelling, reading, singing acapella and running her seasonal cottage rental business.