March 15, 2011
What is your job description at LO?I coordinate the circulation of Landscape Trades and Horticulture Review magazines, including the prep work for the audits of Landscape Trades. I also provide support for the sales and advertising aspects of the magazines; tracking and proofing advertisements, etc. Another side of my position updates and supports the staff members using our database known as EPIC.
What is your background before coming to LO, and when did you begin work at LO?I started with LO in 2006 and have taken some time off since then for the births of my two girls. I graduated with a BA and have worked for a hospital foundation in the special events department, as well as a shipping coordinator at Sheridan Nurseries.
When not at work, where can you be found?Renovating my house with my husband and enjoying life with my kids.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?A veterinarian.
What inspires you during your time at LO?My co-workers, their passion for their work, their humour and the smiles on their faces. I have never worked with a group of people who truly care about each other, their families and their work in such a sincere manner.
Name your all-time favourite movie, musical group and TV show.I have a really bad memory for movies, but ones that stand out are Gone with the Wind and Dirty Dancing. As for music, I’m pretty easy going and will listen to anything. Some of my favourite TV shows have been ER and Hell’s Kitchen.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?Go back to Europe: Denmark and Italy, maybe Monaco? There is so much to see and do and the food, yummm! Too bad it’s so darn expensive.
Tell us one thing about you that few of your colleagues know about you.
I am petrified of snakes. I almost stepped on a Massasauga rattlesnake with my bare feet and I’ve shared a washroom with a poisonous tropical snake in Tobago.
Editor’s note: Angela and her daughter are the faces of Expo 2011.