Elaine has ten years of experience as a Heritage professional, which is built on 3-years post-secondary education in Heritage Conservation (Willowbank School of Restoration Arts); 2-years post-secondary education in Municipal Planning and Development (Mohawk College); and, 1-year post-secondary education in Legal Administration (private career college). For the first seven years, Elaine was employed in the Heritage Planning department at the City of Mississauga. Currently she is working as one of the Town of Oakville’s Heritage Planners, where she helps to protect and manage change to the Town’s varied historic properties. Currently Elaine’s focus is on researching the Town’s cultural heritage landscapes. As part of the Town’s commitment to protect these significant cultural heritage assets, she articulates a property’s heritage attributes in Cultural Heritage Evaluation Reports and follow these up with Conservation Plans based on industry best practices. Elaine devotes some of her spare time to various volunteer activities, including CAHP and Mississauga South Historical Society.