Q: What training did you get in order to do your job here at Menno Place?
A: I have formal education in business, finance, and leadership, and I feel that most of my personal growth comes from mentorships and relationships. I have had the privilege to work for many different healthcare organizations throughout my career and I learned from the leaders I worked for and currently work with. For me, having a network of peers that support and encourage each other is essential to my capability of doing my job at Menno Place.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn” –Benjamin Franklin
Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Menno Place?
A: My favourite thing about working at Menno Place are the smiles I see from the residents, visitors, and staff. I feel blessed to work at such a wonderful place where people share their smile. I love to see happiness and joy and be around positivity. I see this at Menno Place every day.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A: Anything to do with animals, especially dogs, horses, and marine mammals.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
A: The best piece of advice I received was that love comes first, everything else will follow.
Q: What’s your favourite family tradition?
A: Every year just before Christmas my family gets together to build a gingerbread village. This tradition started 10 years ago for me and I look forward to it each year. In past years, we have built a small country town, a 2-story cottage home, and last year’s theme was Godzilla and King Kong in New York City.
Q: What’s the last good movie you watched?
A: The Accountant. I know it sounds cliché, but this action movie had great acting, a lot of emotion, a little romance, a suspenseful plot, and a twist at the end. A bit of everything to keep me attentive the entire time.
Q: Who makes you laugh the hardest?
A: People make me laugh, and I have been told that I have an infectious laugh when something is extremely funny to me. I love hearing funny stories of people’s real life experiences. I think it’s healthy to be able to laugh at ourselves.