Meet the Q Family: Dorothy

Meet Dorothy.

Senior Partner.  Fearless go-getter. Q Mama Bear.

Favourite expression:

To copy is smart. To steal is genius.” (Oscar Wilde)

Followed by “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women.”  (Madeleine Albright)

Favourite children’s book: James and the Giant Peach

Website you visit the most: Google

A free day is spent: Biking, swimming, eating, drinking and laughing with friends and family.

Biggest pet peeve: People who say “you can’t do that.”  Or “that’s too hard.”

Favourite story to tell: Stories about the heart, the head, the imagination and the power of human ingenuity.

Dream project: Direct a dramatic film based on a favorite work after having written the adapted screenplay.

A dinner party with any three people, dead or alive – who’s at the table?

Robertson Davies, Stanley Kubrick and Susan Sontag.

Something quirky about yourself:

Grew up a total tomboy jock. Had a wicked fastball serve and not a bad jumpshot.

What did you want to grow up to be? 

Everything! A musician in a symphony orchestra, a dancer in the ballet, the first woman in the NBA (there was no WNBA at the time,) an adventurer, a traveler, a geologist, an inventor, a diplomat, a race car driver, a lawyer, an artist.

Why aren’t you doing that now?

I’m sort of doing it all and more—by living vicariously through the stories I tell and the people I meet.

What’s your “Q” connection?

I’m married to Q. Literally.

What do you like most about working at Q?

Making things. Creating. Being challenged.  And most importantly doing it all in a space filled with people I love to work with everyday.

Most memorable Q project:

Too many to pick out just one. But if I must—working with Steve Lang and James Judges in Bastrop, Texas, shooting a re-enactment of their worst winter storm.  We made it look like -20C in July when it was actually 45C.

What makes you happy?

Learning, creating and collaborating! And Lulu!

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