After completing my degree at university I have spent the last year and a half working, volunteering and doing some travelling. Last year I spent some time living out west in Vancouver and also did a volunteer trip to Ecuador. Although I am originally from Kingston Ontario, I am currently living and working in Ottawa.
Running, horseback riding, traveling, pretty much any activity outside!
Haaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnk!!! (you will understand once you meet my dog)
I graduated from Queen’s university in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I am currently working in a physiotherapy clinic and am applying for a masters program which I plan to attend in 2012 or 2013.
This coming 2012 season will be my first season with a full crew. In 2011 I ran a crew of six people including myself. The foreman I have had in the past have worked incredibly hard, have been organized, but have also had a lot of fun. I feel like this is exactly what is needed to have a productive and efficient crew. This is what I tried to bring to the crew last year and plan on bringing to the crew this season.
I always try to work hard and challenge myself which is what has brought me to becoming a foreman. I have enjoyed working in the bush since my first planting season five years ago and it is the experiences and people I have worked for and with, that has kept me coming back each year.
Summit History and Industry History:
2012 will be my sixth year working in the bush. I started my first planting season in northern Ontario where I remained for two years. I then came to Summit which is where I have been for the last three years. I was a planter for my first two years with Summit and last year I began the season as support staff and then ran a small crew for the remainder of the season. From being a planter, to support staff, to a foreman I have had the opportunity to experience the planting industry from many perspectives.
Expectation of my planters:
My primary goal for this season is to do everything I can in order for each individual on my crew to have every opportunity for the most productive and enjoyable season as possible. I will attempt to achieve this by:
Providing a healthy and safe work environment at all times
Always making sure that my planters never run out of trees or land and to minimize any down time as much as possible
Working with planters to maximize their productivity and efficiency in the way that works best for them
Always being willing to listen and learn from my planters