Helen Bird

Account Manager, Local Sales

Helen is originally from Guelph, Ontario, yet made her way to the Nation’s Capital after being accepted to Carleton University. She fell in love with the city and has remained here ever since!

Helen has worked in the hospitality industry for the majority of her professional life. To kick start her career, she gained employment with Westin Ottawa, where she worked for 21 years as a Sales Manager. As a result, she is well versed in markets such as; SMERF, Tour & Travel and Government. Helen thrives on a fast-paced sales environment; therefore, the short-lead local market is the perfect fit. Helen loves all aspects of event planning and has planned events from the initial contact to tearing the event down once it’s concluded. She’s also worked for other prominent players in the hospitality industry, such as the Sheraton Ottawa, as an Account Manager.

When she’s not booking business, Helen loves to be creative; you’ll find her making all kinds of arts and crafts, knitting, specifically slippers, hats and mittens that she makes for all her family and friends. She is also an avid baker! As a young girl, Helen spent a significant amount of time with her grandmother, who worked in a bakery and taught Helen how to make the perfect loaf of bread and other delicious pastries. At the end of the day, you’ll find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite Netflix shows with her 3 daughters.