Professional Information
President & Owner
Waters Edge Landscaping
Education, Honors & Awards
McMaster University
Business Administration and Management- McMaster University (1986)
Personal Information
Landscape Ontario - member, Canadian National Landscape Association - member, Royal Canadian Legion - member, Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce - member,
Spending time with family at cottage. Reading. Fishing. Belong to National Dart Federation of Canada,
Husband Earl Tolton, Son: Brandon, Daughter: Courtni, Four grandchildren: Emma, Ben, Abigail, Logan
General Accountant / Executive Assistant 2008 - 2010 Aberdeen Golf Construction Inc.- Heavy machine and equipment rental of landscaping equipment. Calgary, AB Aberdeen Golf Developments Ltd.- Nation wide golf course construction company. Calgary, Alberta The Club at Tower Ranch-Golf course, including club house in the Okanagan Valley in Kelowna, BC General /Cost Accountant 2005 - 2008 Steel Tree Inc., - manufacturer of steel beams for construction. Presto Systems - manufacturer of prefabricated home. Mariposa Homes-New home builder and seller of homes in subdivision near West Ridge Plaza Orillia, Ontario General Accountant/Systems Administrator 2001 - 2005 Walkers Point Marina,- Biggest distributor and sales of Cobalt boats in Canada. Storage, marine repair, and docking facility on one of Muskoka largest lakes in the heart of tourist country. Gravenhurst, Ontario. KLS Consulting 1992-2001 I provided support to clients on all areas of accounting from general bookkeeping in A/R, A/P, general ledger, up to and including monthly and year end financial statements. I also provided flexible, one-on-one training at the customer's place of business, assistance in the software selection process, installation and customization and migration of accounting systems. Executive Manager / Financial Administrator 1989 - 1992 Wahta Mohawks-Native Government Chief and Council Wahta Territory(Gibson Indian Reserve), Ontario Iroquois Cranberry Growers-one of Ontario’s biggest cranberry producers- Wahta,Ontario. Manager / Cost Accountant Supervisor / Human Resources Manager, 1980 - 1989 IBL-manufacturer of industrial wire containers for major automotive corporations, Ford, GM, & Chrysler Canada. Chicago Blower - designed, tested & manufactured unique production line machinery for Stelco Steel & Dofasco.
More than 25 years
Karen Goddard is the President and Owner of Water's Edge Landscaping, which provides services in the tourist area of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. She handles the marketing, advertising, business development, contracts, and oversees design and sales. Karen took over the company in 2014 to become self employed and create a family legacy. Her husband and daughter are key players in the business and work along side her involved in the operations. Her clients range from both the United States and Canada. Karen has a post secondary education certificate and has taken many college, university, and other industry specific courses and seminars, along with other empowering and self awareness presentations throughout her professional career. Her strengths are in Business Management & Accounting. She also has extensive experience in many different industries such as manufacturing, graphic designing, cost accounting, and landscaping.
Canadian Gardening
Landscaping; Horticulture; Sales Management; Landscape Design; Irrigation; Construction; Strategic Planning; Business Development; Contract Negotiation; Team Management; Team Building; Sales; Marketing; Advertising
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