Romano brings over 20 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience, working in social services and business. His areas of expertise include the implementation of strategies for community engagement, organizational management and mentoring.
In Romano’s recent roles as a manager and community liaison for government funded employment programs, he managed and mentored staff and colleagues to reach their potential, while successfully surpassing agency targets. His community outreach strategies have also won the agencies new levels of community awareness and engagement. Prior to that Romano worked with youth at risk as a teacher-therapist where he developed a music therapy program and mentored students to achieve required levels of literacy and other educational goals. Before moving to a rural property in Almaguin in 2004, Romano built a successful retail electronics company in Collingwood, Ontario. He and his partner Robin now call the near north their home, where they pursue a shared dream of a rural lifestyle, working in the vegetable garden in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.