What do you do?

I’m the Urban Aboriginal Leadership Coordinator for the City of Saskatoon. My role is to help build leadership capacity of urban Aboriginal people in planning, development and implementation of sport, culture and recreation activities.

What education do you have?

What do you do?

In May 2012, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies from Queen’s, and got hired as a Graduate in Health, Safety and Environment with BHP Billiton in Saskatoon. The company’s Foundations for Graduates Program lets graduates just out of university spend two years learning from experts. My focus right now is occupational health.

Did the job bring you home?

What is your background?

I grew up in Weyburn and moved to Saskatoon after high school to go to the University of Saskatchewan. I graduated with an engineering physics degree followed by a master’s degree in physics.

What do you do?

Why geology?

I’m not the type of person who can spend my entire day at a desk in front of a computer. I wanted a career that would allow me some freedom. I also knew people who were working on construction sites building diamond mines in the Northwest Territories, and I became somewhat obsessed with the idea of diamonds in the North. I started looking at the options; geology seemed like the best fit.

What kind of education did you need?

What is your job?

I’m an Intermediate Mine Technician at the Rabbit Lake mine. I do underground surveying to make sure the drifts are online and on grade. It’s interesting work. Basically, I help make sure that things are up to standard to ensure production and safety.

What training or education did you need?

Did you always want to be an engineer?

No, I started university intending to study medicine, but I strongly disliked first year biology and I really loved math and physics. My dad is an engineer, so I grew up seeing the opportunities he’s had throughout his life. We used to joke that I was going to end up disliking first year biology and become an engineer, and I did just that!

What surprised you the most about engineering?

How did you get into machining?

Math and shop were two of my favourite subjects in high school. I took shop from Grade 9 to 12. That desire to learn, to make it my career came from inside. I knew machining was something I wanted to do; it just appealed to me. I liked being able to make something out of a raw piece of steel, or to make something that matched a drawing.

What training or education did you need?

What do you do?

I’m the CEO of 3twentysolutions. We convert shipping containers into affordable and flexible living spaces that are used on construction or industrial sites, for hazmat facilities, mine camp residences and other buildings.

How did 3twentysolutions come about?

Tell us a bit about OneStory

OneStory is my passion. It’s a crowdsource platform that lets ordinary people create documentaries using our virtual video editing technology. You can gather opinion about social issues, create business and corporate testimonials, get involved in citizen journalism and cause-based change. I think it’s a tool that can change the world.

What’s your role in the company?

Dale Zak and I are cofounders. He’s the technology rockstar. I focus on business development and marketing strategy.

When did you launch?

What made you choose graphic design?

I’ve always had a passion for layout and design, and this job lets me work with clients to come up with creative methods to help market their business and products. I love taking an initial concept through design and production, and then seeing the final product around town.

What training do you have?