Donna nominates Audrey Wilson
From Audrey's bio...Family” is a word that’s most often used by Audrey Wilson when she talks about her business. Not only does she think of her GEMINI team in such warm terms, but she extends that to all of the women, men and children who have, over the years, come to GEMINI to build on their image and self-confidence. Audrey is now entering her 23rd year as the owner and director of the Region’s largest Modelling Agency, Training Academy and Fashion Production Firm. She’s excited about what the future holds.
Audrey started her work experience as Supervisor of Staffing in the Human Resources Division of the Waterloo Regional District School Board, and remained in that position for 17 years. At the same time, on a part-time basis, she modeled and instructed classes at GEMINI Modelling Studio in Kitchener.
For Audrey had a dream and worked diligently to achieve it. The dream was to grow a small local business into a multi-faceted company. In 1991, Audrey’s dream became a reality when she purchased GEMINI.
Over the years, and with the capable assistance of her close-knit team, Audrey Wilson’s GEMINI has vaulted into its present position as the most dynamic fashion and image-making leader in Ontario.
In the fall of 2013, GEMINI will be branching into the Guelph market, where they will be opening a “pilot” Academy, which will offer weekend classes for girls ages 5-18. “There is such a high demand for self-development today,” says Audrey. “We are simply expanding to help more people achieve their fullest potential.”
To complement a new satellite location, Audrey will be revising the curriculum to include information for teens on safe uses of social media. “We will be teaching students and models how to conduct themselves professionally and safely as technology continues to develop.” says Audrey.
Word of the Year: Exalt: To increase intensity, to stimulate the mind or imagination
In addition to this every year, Audrey assists many in our community - offering reduced or no fees for children in our community who cannot afford to pay to attend modeling sessions or camps...and volunteers her own time to assist many local charities including our Cancer Society, MS, Children's Charities, etc. etc. The list is endless.