Carly Burnett, Human Resource Manager & Paralegal
1. Though I’m a west-coast girl through and through, I was actually born in the freezing, snowy, cold, and mosquito infested heart of the prairies – Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2. When I was a kid I always wanted to be a meteorologist – from a young age I was OBSESSED with watching the weather channel, especially during a storm….my poor mother.
3. Like #2, I was also obsessed with severe/dangerous weather, and I wanted to be Helen Hunt in the movie Twister. I probably watched that movie 100 times….again, my poor mother.
4. My fiancé and I are going to Tofino in November to do some storm watching, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I guess some things never change.
5. I couldn’t be a meteorologist now because I don’t like being wrong….the only thing I don’t like more than being wrong are bell peppers. Gross.
6. I can’t stand vampire movies (much to the disappointment of some of my colleagues who have tried tirelessly to make me fall in love with Twilight…). The same goes for zombies – no, thank you, I’d rather watch the Notebook.
7. My favourite food is a juicy burger. But the inner hippie in me always ensures the cows are ethically raised, so now my dad teases me by saying “make sure those cows were singing”.
8. If I had to completely change careers now I’d like to be a veterinarian. If I didn’t need to earn money, I’d run a doggie day-care/adoption program and would be covered in puppies all the time.
9. When I was young I was very scared of dogs (but I loved tornados?). You wouldn’t guess this if you know me now.
10. My favourite quote is: “the cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears, and the sea”. I have no idea who wrote it, but I think they’re amazing. Yes, I know I could probably Google it, but I prefer imagining a wise and wonderful person. I don’t want to be disappointed (remember, I don’t like being wrong).
11. My boss has been known to call me the office hippie – can you see why?
12. I have run two full marathons. I am very proud of that fact, but I don’t think I’ll ever run another one again. Fooled me once, fooled me twice….
13. When I started university I didn’t think I was smart enough to do it….then I graduated with distinction and achieved almost straight A’s. Now I have much more confidence in myself. This is probably the best and most useful thing that I learned while doing my degree.
14. My mum bought a sail boat when I was about 15 years old, since then we’ve always gone on mother-daughter sailing (now power boating) trips every summer. The marine/dock attendants almost always ask where the husband/man is, and I’m always SO proud to say it’s just us women. My mum is the best role model I could ever ask for.
15. My favourite wine is just about any Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand – that’s not a fact you didn’t know about me, it’s a hint 😉