Our VISION is that learning and discovery
are worthy lifelong pursuits.

Our MISSION is to make learning and discovery
fun for everyone.


We are happy to assist you at our store:
67 Main Street - Unit D
Erin, ON   N0B 1T0

MON-FRI   10:00am-7:00pm
SAT   10:00am-6:00pm
SUN   11:00am-4:00pm
Extended seasonal hours - call for details

BY PHONE     519-833-9258

Chris     ask@brightenuperin.ca
Stephanie     discovery@brightenuperin.ca


Bold pursuits
Responsible business
Genuine curiosity
Healthy minds
Tough questions
Enthusiasm for life
New ideas

Chris Bailey   Owner

Chris, with his partner Stephanie, is the founder and owner of Brighten Up and is also the primary Senior Math and Science tutor. He has a strong educational background in business, math, science and the social sciences. Chris works with students in a variety of courses, and also has experience working with ADHD and dislexia. He attended the University of Western Ontario where he earned an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Organizational Studies with a double major. While at school he worked as a Teaching Assistant and ran two businesses. He then worked as a professional coach, and a regional manager, before returning to Erin and opening Brighten Up.

Chris has a strong interest in the Erin commununity. He is currently Chair of the Erin Village BIA, Secretary for the Rotary Club of Erin, a member of the Erin Economic Development Committee and several business working groups, a Board member of the East Wellington Chamber of Commerce, and leads and is an active volunteer with many projects in Erin. Chris is a recipient of the Shamrock Award for Citizenship and Outstanding Community Service.

He has always enjoyed learning, exploring, discovering new things and figuring out how things work.

Stephanie Giugovaz   Education Director

Stephanie holds an Honour’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Specialization in History from the University of Guelph. In 2011 she completed her Bachelors of Education in Intermediate and Senior Drama and History Education at Queen’s University.

Stephanie is active in the local theatre scene, and is the President of the Caledon Townhall Players. She also directs and works backstage on many productions. Stephanie also volunteers with the Village of Erin BIA as an event coordinator, coordinates community activities with Erin Agricultural Society, East Wellington Community Services, Erin District High School, local sports and recreation groups, and many more! Brighten Up's Educational Services have been awarded several community support recognitions, including the Ontario Association of Agriculture Service Award.

Stephanie has spent her entire life working towards her goal of teaching, and she loves nothing more than getting the opportunity to help students discover their strengths, talents and what is important to them. She brings this passion to her role as Brighten Up's Education Director where she works with both her own students and the other tutors to ensure every student's continued success and growth. She also enjoys creating a fun environment for kids to explore and discover at Brighten Up's camps, programs and birthday parties.