A new addition to our Team in 2022…TIFFANY MOUNTENAY!

I was born and raised in Kingston and continue to live, work, and play in this area. As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming either a teacher, a hair stylist, or a flight attendant. After many years of forcing my three younger siblings to be my students at the school I set up in the basement of our home, I chose the teacher option. I attended Trent University in Peterborough, taking courses in the Trent-Queen’s concurrent teacher education program.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree, I started a teaching career with the former Lennox and Addington County Board of Education. After 11 years of teaching students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and working with students with special education needs, I moved into the role of Vice Principal at Westdale Park Public School in Napanee. For the past 16 years, I’ve been a principal at a variety of elementary schools in the Limestone District School Board; Loughborough P.S., Odessa P.S., Southview P.S and Amherstview P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students, staff, and families in each community and will take so many wonderful memories with me into retirement!

I married my husband Mike, the boy next door, almost 30 years ago, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, spoiling their 10 nieces and nephews, and being active outdoors. Recently we purchased e-bikes and have logged many kilometres on trails throughout Ontario and Quebec!

Although I didn’t become a hair stylist, I did have lots of opportunity to cut my brothers’ hair when they were in cadets and somehow became Mike’s personal stylist when barber shops were closed during the pandemic.

I love to travel and my friends often call her “Julie”, in reference to the cruise director on the hit TV show The Love Boat, as I am usually the person that arranges all of the details for group trips. Over the years, I have travelled to the east and west coasts of Canada, various places in the Caribbean (my favourite being Grand Cayman), several places in Europe on both river and ocean cruises, and California to visit family. Mike and myself also completed a long-stay in Portugal where we were able to live like locals and explore many wonderful spots in different parts of the country.

In the summer of 2022, I started working as a Tour Director with Maple Leaf Tours. I have had the great pleasure of accompanying tour groups to a variety of places including the theatre in Toronto and Ottawa, New York City, Agawa Canyon, Manitoulin Island, and Toronto Blue Jays games. My goal is to ensure that everyone on a tour has a memorable experience, AND… I get to practice my flight attendant skills as I interact with guests along the way – another childhood dream fulfilled!

I’ve met so many wonderful people on each tour and look forward to many more exciting adventures with Maple Leaf!

“The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” ~ Anonymous