Shelinia Petit-frere

Venture Catalyst

Shea entered the construction industry straight out of high school, spending two years working for both ABC East Coast & ABC Institute. During this time, she discovered a deep passion for the industry and a talent for building meaningful relationships. Despite never planning to work in construction, Shea is loving every moment of it!

Currently balancing college studies with her work at JTI, Shea thrives on the daily learning opportunities that her role provides. With a positive attitude and a can-do spirit, she eagerly takes on challenges and strives to make a significant impact within the industry. As Venture Catalyst, Shea’s role is to enhance JTI’s brand awareness, and forge new connections. Shea also nurtures existing relationships with suppliers and consultants while supporting the design team in procurement activities.

Outside of the office, Shea indulges in creative passions that include sewing and candle making. She treasures moments spent with family and friends, enjoys traveling, and seeks out new experiences. Shea cherishes creating new memories and welcomes the opportunity to get lost in a good book.


What does your happy place look like?
A beautiful beach while the sun is setting.

What is your dream vacation spot?

What's your go-to drink for a pick me up?
Coconut Water

What are your hobbies?
Reading, sewing, candle making

What causes are you passionate about?
Mental Health and Social Justice