References and Recommendations
REFERENCES: PERSONAL and HOUSESITTING
I have known Faith and Allan for 20 years, they are very honest and trusting couple. They are both very sociable with others and love to experience new adventures. This couple is very fond of pets and will treat them well and love them as if they were there own. In my experience this would ideal couple to house sit and look after your pets, I would let them look after my dog and sit at my house.Tom stockdale
House / Pet sitting Reference
Faith and Allen saved me from potential disaster. My regular house sitter at the time experienced a family emergency and had to leave one week before my return. They found Faith and Allen for me who stepped in. All turned out well, thanks again.Maike
I have known Faith and Alan for over 20 years and do not hesitate to recommend them as house and/or pet sitters. Faith and Alan are and honest, trustworthy, organized, reliable and love pets. I have every confidence they will meet or surpass your standards and provide excellent care to your home and loving supervision of your pets.R kearney
I have known Faith and her family for more than 25 years. She has always held senior management positions throughout her career. At university she studied Anthropology and Women’s Studies which has supported her insatiable curiosity about the different cultures and foods around the world. Although in her professional work she dealt with everybody from everywhere she was always happiest at home with her books, her computer and her pets. Her pets on average would include two dogs and two cats – and I am pretty sure they had a vote in the family along with the children. Faith has a personality that gathers up information about everything, retains and applies that knowledge which is why I have given her a rating of five (5) in each category because that is who she is. She is very intelligent, very fair in her dealings with people and now that she is retired she is looking forward to continuing travelling. As for pet welfare – she was hardly in Mexico a month before she and a new friend were rescuing and getting care for homeless and abused dogs.
Faith’s husband Alan was a career postman of the old school variety. He managed to retain his sense of humour and tolerance of the public, no mean feat, but also watched out for ‘his’ people on his route. He seems quiet but because of his love of music he hosted a local radio show and also served on the board of a progressive community development recreation centre. I learned early on not to underestimate him. Alan’s feet are firmly on the ground and not just while he’s walking the dogs.
For myself, I have unconditionally trusted her with my security, my well being and friendship at different times in our relationship and I know she will be a positive foster parent to any pets she has in her care.Sarah cullen
House / Pet sitting Reference
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Faith and her husband Alan when they came to our rescue to take over a housesit in Mexico in which my husband and I had to leave unexpectedly due to a family emergency. Faith was quick to respond to emails and her and Alan were very sympathetic to our situation – they were flexible in their schedule in order to come to the property for an orientation at a time that suited us, and they showed up promptly, which we appreciated. In the hour or so that we spent together, it was obvious that Faith and Alan are a great couple who love animals and take the responsibilities of housesitting seriously. I would not hesitant to recommend their services to homeowners who are looking for a dependable, friendly, respectful couple to care for their home and pets.Tania lacaria
Faith and Alan have been pet and house sitters for me for over 15 years. They have maintained and managed my house in Antigua and in Canada. You could not find a more caring and trustworthy couple. They are fantastic people to have around in case of emergency and can be relied upon to care for your animals as if they were their own. They are handy and Alan is great to have around in case of a need for plumbing, wiring and gardening. I would highly recommend these two for your housesit.Jean campbell
I cannot sat enough good things about Faith. She is a wonderful human: courteous, polite, organized, empathetic, caring. She is just great.John brander
House / Pet sitting Reference
I had Faith and Alan house sit for me and my cat, Tallulah. They were great, as Tallulah needed a lot of attention and affection. It was clear that they both have had extensive experience with pets, and were respectful of the dietary restrictions that Tallulah had, as she was on a strict schedule requiring specific food and portions.Anita w
I had the great pleasure of working with Faith while she was the General Manager at the Palace Theatre. She was always straight-forward, efficient, and personable. Faith was able to get things done in a very hectic environment and I could count on her ability to manage multiple challenges while maintaining a wonderful sense of humour!
I had the pleasure of working with Faith in a volunteer capacity at The Palace Theatre. Forget about thinking outside of the box, when Faith puts her creative mind to a project, there are no limitations for success. Her good nature, delicious sense of humour and commitment to a project, any project, big or small makes it one you look forward to contributing to. Faith is an asset in many, many ways
Faith is a big picture thinker and has the interpersonal skills necessary to gather the right talent together to make the big picture a reality.
As a grant writer, Faith is exceptionally talented and successful. Faith has the ability to multi-task several complicated projects which all contribute to the completion of the big picture
theatre producer at Fountainhead Theatreworks
Working with Faith over the last 3 theatre seasons has been a very positive experience. She possesses a wide variety of skills which have benefitted me in my work as a theatre producer both in independent productions and for the London Community Players. She could always be depended on to have the answers to my needs in marketing, promotion, the booking of space for performance and rehearsals and performances and graphic design. She is a very creative thinker and has a great ability to bring people together to share their various abilities. I am very sorry to no longer have her as a work partner
March 13, 2015, Ashleigh was Faith’s client
Faith brings people together from all backgrounds, to work together for a better London. Her love for the arts is apparent in all that she does. I’ve found Faith to not only be an invaluable resource for our community, but an excellent mentor. I’ve appreciated the opportunities I have had to work with Faith on community fundraising projects and consider her one of SoHo’s greatest resources. Any project with Faith at the helm, would be a success
March 13, 2015, Cheri worked with Faith at Palace Theatre
As someone who has spent nearly 30 years working and volunteering for non-profits, charities and community development organizations, I appreciate when a volunteer program is fulfilling, and well-managed. Faith made this happen at The Palace Theatre. As a volunteer, I my time was valued, my commitment was respected and my participation was celebrated. I felt like a contributing member of a fabulous team. I heartily recommend Faith for any role that will be able to appreciate and benefit from her skills and experience
March 13, 2015, Michele worked directly with Faith at Palace Theatre
I don’t know that words can describe the brilliance that is Faith Coates. As the General Manager of The Palace Theatre she has worked tireless (well beyond her required hires) to be able to move the company forward and ensure that the doors stay open, the lights stay on and that the creative people inside the building can do what they are passionate about. She motivates her staff through regular recognition and appreciation. She is an amazing grant writer – with her finger to the pulse of Old East Village. She strives to collaborate with other arts organizations within London. She is a maven of marketing and truly creative – think outside the box leader. She trusts her employees to do their job and encourages them to produce the best results – always
March 8, 2015, John reported to Faith at Palace Theatre
Freelance Writer, Photographer and Assistant for Hire
I had the pleasure of working with Faith at the Palace Theatre from 2013-2014. Open minded, candid and creative are just a few of the words I would use to describe her. She welcomed suggestions, encouraged fresh ideas and took action on them whenever possible. She always saw the bigger picture and worked for the good of not just the theatre, but the community as a whole
Faith is dedicated and hard working and I absolutely enjoyed my time working with her.
April 17, 2015, Jo-Anne reported to Faith at Palace Theatre
Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Consultant / Fanshawe College
I have had the pleasure of working with Faith over the years on a variety of projects including hiring of students and full-time employees for the theatre programs.
Faith has the ability to see the big picture, the road that needs to be taken to get there and the work that needs to be done, and identifies the people best positioned to handle the tasks. She gets on it and gets it done.
Her ability to find funding, write the proposals, initiate partnerships and market programs, events and the theatre as a whole is beyond compare. Since Faith started with the Theatre we have seen growth in productions, increased attendance and lots of new and innovative projects to bring in patrons and revenue.
Faith has an ability to see what needs to be done and then connecting the right partners and funding to make it happen. It is a pleasure to work with her and to see the growth that happens as a result of her efforts.
March 7, 2015, Karen was with another company when working with Faith at Palace Theatre
Customer Service Representative at ServiceOntario
Faith is an inexhaustible manager who is willing to take on any task, big or small. She excels at finding, creating and building community partnerships to the benefit of all parties. She is also a fantastic grant writer with a high success rate. Her marketing strategies are forward thinking in the use of social media and also maintain a firm base in traditional techniques. I have worked with her for almost 2 years on LCP’s youth theatre program and she has been instrumental in helping us realize our vision. I would not hesitate to recommend her
September 12, 2012, Dorian worked directly with Faith at Palace Theatre