Founder and Owner
COMPANY: Pac 10 Tutoring
“When I began looking for funding at 22, I had to prove to everyone that I could provide this service and do a good job”
A drive to see her community grow stronger fuels the woman who created Pac 10 Tutoring in Prince Rupert. Since opening in 2009, Pac 10 has grown from 30 to 94 students at a time, with a wait-list. Dopson credits that growth to guidance from her mentors and to word-of-mouth endorsements.
Dopson’s success is all the more remarkable for the barriers she had to overcome. “Beyond gender or ethnicity, it was my age that posed the most challenge,” says Dopson, who is Tsimshian First Nations from Kitselas as well as of European descent. “When I began looking for funding at 22, I had to prove to everyone that I could provide this service and do a good job.”
Business and community service are interwoven for Dopson, who gives back to the community by donating over $27,000 to local groups such as the Aboriginal Skills Employment Partnership, and she awards $1,000 in bursaries every year to help give hard-working students the opportunity to pursue their aspirations. –Alexis Baran
Meet Amy Dopson at our 30 Under 30 event on April 30, 2014. Get your tickets here.