Dee began her career prior to graduating from Sherdian College with K. Paul Architect Inc. in Oakville, Ontario where she worked and became close friends with Joel Wells, an intern architect at the same firm. She continued her work with K. Paul upon graduation in 1999 and this employment lasted until mid-2000 when Dee moved onto DeGrace & Associates looking to further her design experience. DeGrace & Associates served the retail and hospitality sectors for such clients as Aramark, Canadian Niagara Hotels, University of Western Ontario & St. Michaels Hospital. Dee obtained her BCIN certification with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) in 2010.
Dee and Joel had often discussed the possibility of partnering together and the opportunity presented itself in 2012, when J Wells Architect Inc. decided to diversify.
Clients often appreciate Dee for her resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skill.