Kim is the Manager of Care for Menno Home, and works as our Infection Control Lead on campus. She has been at Menno Place for almost 25 years and has worked in many different areas in that time.
We were excited to get the chance to ask her a couple questions to get to know her!
Q: What training did you get in order to do your job here at Menno Place?
A: I obtained my Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Diploma in Nursing Management from University College of the Fraser Valley, as well as various leadership courses along the way.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A: Someone to help others.
Q: What do you do to relax?
A: I enjoy spending time with my family, camping in our trailer, visiting new scenic and beautiful sights we have never visited before. I love to sit in my garden in the summer months, surrounded by beautiful flowers and watching the hummingbirds.
Q: What do you listen to in the car?
A: News 1130 for the traffic report and a quick catch up on news events.
Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Menno Place?
A: It was always a passion of mine to be able to help others. Not only do I have the opportunity to do this at Menno Place for the residents, family, and staff I encounter every day, but I also have the opportunity to work along side an amazing group of staff who feel the same way!
Q: What is your favourite place that you’ve been to?
A: Anywhere near the ocean is perfect for me. I have had the pleasure to visit many beautiful places along the east and west coast of North America.What was your first job?
Q: What was your first job?
A: My very first job was working in the retail sector. I worked in the ladies department and had a flair for picking out clothing to place on display for purchase. When they needed an extra cashier I would jump in to help. I would amaze myself by how fast I could punch the numbers on the cash register.
Q: What is one thing you will never do again?
A: I love amusement park rides, but anything that spins I can no longer tolerate.