What is your position? (how long have you been in this position/ what is it that you actually do)
Director of Operations for Eastern Canada. I have been in this position for about 2 years now. I deal with all the day to day operations associated with our customers located in Eastern Canada. In addition, I am in charge of the daily management of our Website function and Social Media platforms.
What is it about your job that you are most passionate about?
I am most passionate about the challenge. The challenge to not only build a successful business from the ground up, but also the challenge of helping our customers find exactly what they are looking for in covering their windows and having their house feel like home.
Why did you start Shadeworks?
Shade Works was started to put my entrepreneurial skills to the test, but at the same time developed due to advancements in technology and the constant change in society. People love the ability to shop online in the comfort of their home. Why not have the ability to purchase window coverings online and make their home even more luxurious.
What do you wish other people knew about window coverings before they purchase theirs?
We can not stress enough to our customers that the most important thing to know prior to purchasing window coverings is the function that each shade or blind has to offer. Once they know the function they can associate these coverings to the right rooms. We are there to help our customers every step of the way, so they just need to ask!
What is the most asked question you get about window blinds?
“If I can see out, does that mean people can see in?”
Where did you grow up?
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I am definitely a sports guy! I love playing Hockey, Golf, Baseball. In the summers, nothing beats the weekends up North at the Cottage.
What is your favourite type of project to work on?
My favourite project is when I am able to help out a customer with window coverings for their entire home. The combination of providing functional coverings in the right spots, while dressing up some of the other windows in style. It is the ultimate combination of style and function.
If you weren’t working at Shadeworks, where would you be?
Graduating with BSc. In Kinesiology and Health Sciences, I would probably be working in a physical rehabilitation clinic. Or playing the NHL, either one!