Natalie Richardson is a mother to identical twins, writer, and melanoma survivor. She now advocates to raise awareness about this deadly disease, is a spokesperson for Save Your Skin Foundation, and has been sharing the roller coaster journey on her blog, Impatient Patient Momma.
Natalie began her career in sales and finance with a collections agency in Ontario, and built on that a varied base of experience in the technology sector, as Analyst of Customer Support Programs at Open Text Corporation. She then worked at BlackBerry Limited (formerly known as Research in Motion Limited), as Intranet Content Specialist. After an extended maternity leave and several years of self-employment to be home with her daughters, Natalie returned to the finance world with Scotiabank, and then went on to be Cash Office Manager at a Loblaw grocery franchise.
Since her diagnoses of and treatments for metastatic melanoma and subsequent papillary thyroid cancer, Natalie has turned her professional focus to the community of patient support at Save Your Skin Foundation. Natalie aspires to write a book; she is a noted contributor to several Canadian media publications, such as HuffPost Canada, The National Post, Her Magazine, and Yahoo! Canada.