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Work Related 

How long have you been with us at Sparkling Hill?
10 % of my life

What is your role and what does a typical day in your role look like?
As a maintenance Coordinator, I plan, organize, direct and control the day-to-day operations of our department. I evaluate maintenance request, set priorities, and process work assignments.  Also, I establish and maintain a reliable network of outside vendors and suppliers to ensure cost effective and timely support by the maintenance staff. Induction training for new employees is another of the multiple tasks I perform

What is your favorite part of your job/what do you find most satisfying?
Working in a friendly environment makes my day. My work offers me freedom and flexibility.  Because of all the different facilities here at Sparkling Hill Resort, I am able to meet and work with a lot of amazing people. Seeing how they all enjoy working here puts me in a good mood.

Life in General 

Tell us about your background. Where are you originally from?
Together with my wife and two kids, I emigrated from Belgium in 2010. My background was more into sales, once I moved to Canada it was a totally different ballgame. I learned a lot of skills working in construction, and of course, working at Sparkling Hill Resort gives me the opportunity to learn a lot about the hospitality business.

What are you passionate about? What motivates you?
I am most fascinated about learning new things, exploring the unexplored. I like to learn from the past but I am also curious about the future. There are too many not to be passionate about, but I am most passionate about the human heart.

What do you think is the best thing about living in the Okanagan?
Red Wine, white wine and micro-Breweries. I am kidding, but it is nice to have it close.  The best thing about living in the Okanagan is …… water and beaches, the local food and the four seasons.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
If I could, I would … just keep it simple. But if I have to choose one, I would like to transport myself really quickly so I can visit my friends and family in Europe more often.

Who has been your hero? Someone that you look up to in life?
We are all heroes

How do you incorporate Health and Wellness into your life?
This is a difficult one, who to believe, I love to eat healthily but then there is dessert… I keep telling myself I have to do yoga, hot yoga.