Heather McGuigan - Founder

Heather is a Canadian woman in love with big adventures, good friends and giving back. Luckily, her career as an actor allows her to embrace and experience all three, every day! On stage, Heather has been seen in more than 50 professional productions across North America with Broadway National Tours, the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival, Mirvish Productions, Drayton Entertainment, and the Charlottetown Festival, amount others. Heather founded HopeTotes with the belief that small acts of kindness really can change the world.

See more of Heathers HopeTotes story here 


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Danielle Benton - Co-Founder

Danielle is also a professional actor who's who has brought her across Canada, the US and Europe ranging from Broadway national tours to major motion pictures. Danielle met Heather way back in 2007 when they were cast in a show together. Heather's fun-loving personality led them to become friends, and their shared passion for giving back led them to become a team! Danielle believe strongly in supporting her community and helping others to do the same. Everyday small acts of kindness can make a huge impact on others, your community, and yourself.


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Ashley D'Andrea - Social Media

Ashley is a young woman with a big heart! She is inspired by opportunities to get involved and has experience working in non-profit organizations dedicated to alleviating homelessness. With an academic background in media studies and library information science, she is known as the HopeTotes Majesty of Media, who is all bout making connections and sparking engagement within the community. She is driven be a challenge and enjoys embracing creativity to get the word out about causes that can make a difference. She loves art, music and good food she can share with friends and family.


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Beth Goodhew - Finances

Beth is an energetic woman who loves a challenge! After a 30-year career Beth is transitioning towards retirement and looking forward to the opportunity (and time) to give back to the community in whatever way possible. Working with the very passionate and inspired young women of HopeTotes will be sure to make the next stage of life a meaningful one. Beth has run her own Healthcare Information Technology Consulting Business for the last 12 years and is looking forward to sharing her business and financial expertise to bring HopeTotes to its next phase of growth. She loves travel, theatre, and is an outdoor and fitness enthusiast.


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