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Kerry Taylor-Johnson Founding Partner at REALM

Kerry Taylor-Johnson

Founding Partner

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Kerry Taylor Johnson at REALM Kerry Taylor-Johnson

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Paris, Rome, New York and Athens. Would love to revisit London with a visitors agenda!

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Reading: it lets me travel through words and imagination. I also like thrift boutiques and hunting for items there. I got started with both for my great love of adventure and travel in style of course but with a need to consider by budget.😀 I dabble with drawing its a hobby that was started when I was a kid watching my dad who was artistic.

What is fun fact about you?

I usually pick sports teams that wear green as my forever teams.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Spending time with people that are finding their purpose, voice and commonalities vs differences.

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Thanksgiving because it’s a time of gratitude, appreciation, and promise.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Early Autumn Enjoying the changing colours around us. I love the rustle of leaves and the smell of fall in the air.

Anna Yost Founding Partner at REALM

Anna Yost

Founding Partner

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Anna Yost

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Holidays from work!! Escape responsibilities for a little while. I love journeys to new places, spending time with people I miss. Being free of routine. For a moment in time to abandon all expectations, demands and to nourish my spirit.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Both spring and fall. Spring represents an awakening, growth, and fresh air. Fall has a sense of calmness and a stillness in the air. More naps for me both seasons represent the possibilities of change.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Any coastal city or village. The Maritimes and the Oregon Coast are both beautiful. Cities I would never tire of discovering are Montreal and San Francisco. I enjoy the scents and sounds of oceans and markets, foods and music. I enjoy learning about different lifestyles and cultures.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

That people make their own choices. That they have the information and confidence to make those choices. I am passionate that people are valued, equal and respected for who they are. That people have their own voice.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

A swing, A smile, A twinkle in the eye

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To have conversations with my family who are gone and ancestors whom I have never met. To spend time and listen to their stories. My Achilles Heel or Kryptonite wouyld be Napping

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Bob Marley

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Schitts Creek and Fiddler on the Roof

Ylva Jill Samuelson Direct Support and PQI Coordinator at REALM

Ylva (Jill) Samuelson

Direct Support and PQI Coordinator

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Ylva Jill Samuelson at REALM Ylva (Jill) Samuelson

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Halloween, I love dressing up and decorating the office

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Fall, the air is crisp but not cold.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Falun, Sweden; Oulu, Finland; Giza, Egypt; Reykjavik, Iceland so many to list

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Watching everyone become as independent as possible.

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Cleopatra

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Jilly-Bean, Wolfie, Jilva, and many others :). Received from various people in my life.

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Sushi, spaghetti, anything with seafood.
Least favourite-Canned peas

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Breakfast Club, Lord of the Rings, Goonies, Sharknados, Jurassic Parks/Worlds

Suzy Gex-Collet Operation and Team Coordinator at REALM

Suzy Gex-Collet

Operation and Team Coordinator

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Suzy Gex-Collet at REALM Suzy Gex-Collet

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

No

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

autumn, it is still warm and not too hot and the colours are spectacular.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Hiking, swimming, horseback riding and gardening. I’ve been doing them my whole, they are a part of who I am.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Moscow – it has beautiful buildings.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

I want people to be their most independant selves!

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

My sister and brother.

What do you feel is your best skill?

Creativity

What animal best represents your personality?

Squirrel

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Rocky road

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Harriot Tubman

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Someone making decisions for me and assuming they know what I want!

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Kama O'Grady Mentor at REALM

Kama O’Grady

Mentor

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Kama O'Grady at REALM Kama O’Grady

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Thanksgiving – getting together with family and friends and reflecting on what I am thankful for.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Summer. Sunny days and warm evenings. Looking at the starry skies around a fire.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

New York, Barcelona. I love the opportunity of travel. Anywhere new is always an adventure.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Knowing that by giving support we are making a difference in their every day lives

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

I love a good steak medium rare. I really dislike cilantro 🌿 🤑

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Bad, terrible icy roads

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Color Purple, Legends of the Fall, Coronation Street, Deadliest Catch, Yellostone

Theresa Musso Mentor at REALM

Theresa Musso

Mentor

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Theresa Musso Theresa Musso

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

All of them, they each are unique and there’s a reason to celebrate what each one represents.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Summer- hot weather ,camping and beach time , also spring, melting snow/ice, birds chirping and new growth of flowers/buds/grass

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Gardening,/grew up doing it, Nature walks/we did this as a family, Music/Dad played a couple instruments, Reading books/loved going to the library growing up, Swimming/grew up swimming at the lake.

What is fun fact about you?

I like humor and having fun.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Africa -on a safari, European countries, Oregon coast, San Fransisco , New York, Chicago, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, East coast, Montreal, too many to list.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

To support individuals to realize, empower and reach the maximum of their abilities.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

Before graduating from senior high I knew I wanted to support individuals to empower and enrich the lives of others.

What do you feel is your best skill?

Being open minded

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To have the power to change the world so there would be no wars

What animal best represents your personality?

A kitten

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Neapolitan, as it has different colours/flavours.

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

I have a bucket list, to travel to the places I mentioned.

Idols or influences?

My mother , father, brothers and a few other family members.

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Princess Diana

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Tee.

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

California roll sushi, authentic Chinese food, my least favourite is spicy food as I cant eat it.

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

A smile will make my day, discrimination and disrespect will wreck my day.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Decaf mocha, apple cinnamon fog tea.

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Yellowstone, Greys anatomy, Staiton 19, Chicago fire/med/pd, Downton abbey and Coronation street.

Chris Robison Mentor at REALM

Chris Robison

Mentor

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Chris Robison

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

St. Patrick’s day

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Spring. The snow is gone and it smells better

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Playing ball…have played since I was little

What is fun fact about you?

I once swam a race in Calgary with my speedo around my knees. The Canadian national team was watching from the stands

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Oslo, Norway.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Supporting them feel accepted in the community by using humor when appropriate

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

Been doing it my whole life

What do you feel is your best skill?

Humor

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Thors powers

What animal best represents your personality?

Sloth

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Drumstick a bit salty and sweet

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

I have a concert bucket list and I have 3 bands left, hopefully they don’t break up

Idols or influences?

My Grandpas, Muhammad Ali

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Michael Jordan or Ken Griffey Jr

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Bunk (my dad), CRob, Ro Bison, Big Red and Jackass (friends)

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Fave Food: Italian, Tai
Least Fave: Scandinavian dinners

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Highway traffic

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Water

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Star Wars, Big Mouth, Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, Hockey Night in Canada

Trevor Steuart Mentor at REALM

Trevor Steuart

Mentor

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Trevor Steuart - Mentor at REALM Trevor Steuart

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Christmas because I love all the baking and getting gifts.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Camping Season

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Hiking, Photography, Exploring the outdoors.

What is fun fact about you?

I love music

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Tokyo

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Meaningful connections

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

Lifes amazing peoples

What do you feel is your best skill?

Really good at telling dad jokes

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Flying, because it looks way easier to travel than walking.

What animal best represents your personality?

Lion

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Bubble Gum

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

ME, I am the only one that dictates that.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Venti, Quad, Caramel Macchiato

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

House of the Dragon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, The Office, Clerks

Michelle Craft Mentor at REALM

Michelle Craft

Mentor

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Michelle Craft Mentor at REALM Michelle Craft

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Christmas

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

All of them

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Hot tubbing, Stand up boarding, quadding

What is fun fact about you?

I have my motorbike license

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Bora Bora

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

My grandma

What do you feel is your best skill?

Talking

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Time travel

What animal best represents your personality?

Birthday cake, super sweet and full of sprinkles.

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

Going to Vegas was a bucket list item, complete still would like to travel with the realm rovers…..cruise, maybe?

Idols or influences?

My family, The 90’s

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Alexander the great

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Nope

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Pizza

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Attitudes

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Tv ~ 911 & Bachelor

Johnna Taylor Direct Support Professional at REALM

Johnna Taylor

Direct Support Professional

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Johnna Taylor Direct Support Professional at REALM Johnna Taylor

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Fall

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Reading, time outside, collecting rocks

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Fife, Scotland

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Helping them live their life to the maximum

What do you feel is your best skill?

Cooking

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Change the weather

What animal best represents your personality?

Hippo

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Mint chocolate chip

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

I would go Alaska

Idols or influences?

My nan

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Jo, J, JL

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Tacos, and coffee

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

A smile can make my day

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee, peppermint tea

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Neither, I like books

Melanie Caron DSP at REALM

Melanie Caron

Direct Support Professional

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Melanie Caron Direct Support Professional at REALM Melanie Caron

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Christmas, because of the good times with family and friends.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Summer camping and the beach, swimming and fun activities.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Crafting, painting, scrapbooking, I love crafting as a kids. I like doing theme party and go dancing. I always like activities and having fun with people.

What is fun fact about you?

I can be silly but also very serious.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

The caribbean, cuba, Italy, France.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Making a difference in people life bringing out the best in people.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

It’s in my nature

What do you feel is your best skill?

I have a High degree of empathy.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation to go everywhere I want anytime I want.

What animal best represents your personality?

I am like a puppy, make everyone in the room smile and bring positive energy.

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Neapolitan because I got a little bit of everything

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

No I don’t have a bucket list, but if I did, Travel would be at the top.

Idols or influences?

The person that inspired me and has had the most positive influence in my life is Marie Andree Isabelle. She was my babysitter, and my boss at one point, but will always be my friend. She is an accomplished woman that traveled around the world, done acting, entertainment, producer and businesswoman. She just finished her first book and she is also very athletic and does triathlon.

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Robin Williams because we would have the silliest and fun moment.

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Bing Bang because where ever I go, chaos follows.

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Shellfish and Poutine is my favourite food. the food I don’t like is liver.

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Negative people.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Strawberry fruitopia.

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Honey, Jupiter ascending, dirty dancing havana, twilight, coyote ugly, mythological movies

Linda Leavitt Direct Support Professional at REALM

Linda Leavitt

Direct Support Professional

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Linda Leavitt Direct Support Professional at REALMLinda Leavitt

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Any holiday I can spend with my kids and grandkids! Because they’re CUTE!

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Early summer before it’s too hot. LOVE the sun, lakes, trees, camping, etc.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Haven’t done it lately, but used to ride horses in horse shows for dressage and hunter class (jumping) and it was a blast! I started training when I lived on the island of Okinawa Japan and their country’s olympics dressage coach trained me for awhile, even though he didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak Japanese. He would make motions with his hands and body to show me how to do it correctly and I was very excited to receive training from him.

What is fun fact about you?

I have climbed the Great Wall of China and toured Nepal, Hong Kong and South Korea.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Jerusalem, Vienna, Reykjavik, any city in Alaska and not a city, but Swiss Alps.

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Making a difference in any capacity that would be meaningful to them.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

My cousin has Down Syndrome and my aunt broke the then-current tradition by keeping him at home and raising him the same as the other cousins.

What do you feel is your best skill?

Empathy

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Flying

What animal best represents your personality?

Horse because they are hyper sensitive to the energies of others around them

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

I have no idea, but I could try tasting them all to find out! Haha!

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

Yes and I’ve visited many places I wanted to go. Too many to name. Would love to visit the places I listed above and also to have a home of my own in the woods somewhere beautiful that my kids and grandkids could come to every summer for a get together.

Idols or influences?

Jesus because of my faith.

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Jesus.

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Feeling like I helped someone makes my day. Being disrespected ruins my day.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Soda

Sarah Grandberg Direct Support Professional at REALM

Sarah Grandberg

Direct Support Professional

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Sarah Grandberg

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Samhain

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Autumn

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Reading, Hiking, crotchet

What is fun fact about you?

Craniofacial difference advocate

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Dublin Ireland

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Building community

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

My sister

What do you feel is your best skill?

Interpersonal relationship building

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To fly

What animal best represents your personality?

Axolotl

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Neopolatian

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

Write a book about life with crouzons

Idols or influences?

Helen Keller, Rosa parks

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Cleopatra

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Alma

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Tacos

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Make: A good compliment making someone smile. Break: Constantly hurting myself

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Tea

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Books

Lydia Direct Support Professional at REALM

Lydia

Direct Support Professional

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Lydia Direct Support Professional at REALM Lydia

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Christmas because I love Christmas cookies

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Spring because I love watching the flowers grow and the sound of thunderstorms

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

I love to hike, cross country ski, walk my dog paddle board and spending time with my family

What is fun fact about you?

I love to bake in my spare time

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

I would love to visit Italy

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

Building new connections

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

A wonderful counsellor I had growing up

What do you feel is your best skill?

Being empathetic towards others

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Time travel

What animal best represents your personality?

A sloth because I love naps

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Mixed berry sorbet

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

I do not have a bucket list

Idols or influences?

My Oma

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Gandhi

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Lyd or squid (because squid rhymes with Lyd)

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

My favourite foods are vegetables and fruit. My least favourite food is black liquorice

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Something that makes my day is when I can watch the office. Something that can wreck my day is when I have a forget my coffee on my kitchen counter

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Home Alone, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Schitt’s Creek, Unsolved Mysteries

Kealey-Shay Direct Support Professional at REALM

Kealey-Shay

Direct Support Professional

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Kealey-Shay Direct Support Professional at REALMKealey-Shay

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Halloween! because I love spooky scary skeletons

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Summer so I can paddle board on the lake

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

I like painting, acting, and singing. I have been taking piano and vocal lessons since I was a kid.

What is fun fact about you?

I am a mutant (unfortunately I haven’t gotten any super powers yet)

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Disney world

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

I love seeing people grow and evolve into the life they see themselves having.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

I am very empathetic and I love that my job let’s me make relationships and friendships care for people

What do you feel is your best skill?

I have no idea

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I would want to fly

What animal best represents your personality?

I’m like Doug the dog from up

What ice cream flavour best represents your personality?

Tin roof

Do you have a bucket list, and if so what has been completed and what do you have left to complete?

I have one and it’s still full. The one goal focused on seeing the pyramids and Disney world with my brother

Idols or influences?

Influence

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

Rosa Parks

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Kiwi, it comes from my little brother

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

I love grilled cheese and tomato soup and French onion soup

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Rejection sensitivity

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Soda

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Community, Grey’s Anatomy, Jane the Virgin, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl

Kayla Bolink Direct Support Professional at REALM

Kayla Bolink

Direct Support Professional

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Kayla Bolink Direct Support Professional at REALM Kayla Bolink

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

All major holiday’s (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving) because I can travel to go visit my family.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Fall, I love all the beautiful colours, and changing leaves.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Photography, I am a self-taught photographer. I bought my first camera at 14 and fell in love with photography.

What is fun fact about you?

I have two hairless guinea pigs (skinny pigs) and a bearded dragon as pets.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Amsterdam, I was there for an exchange during my grade 12 year and would love to go back!

What’re you most passionate about in working with people?

I love learning about new people, what they enjoy and are passionate about. Discovering what brings them joy.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

A friend of mine, I asked what she did for school so she shared what her job was like. I found it very interesting, and began looking into the Human Service Field.

What do you feel is your best skill?

I think my best skill is listening to others, and then working with them to figure out a solution to their problem or issue.

What animal best represents your personality?

Hippo, I am a majestic creature and might be different then others but still wonderful!

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Marty, my dad calls me this as my middle name is Martine.

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

Anything pasta is my favourite. Least favorite is mushrooms I do not like the texture.

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

Conflict, I can take things to heart.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

Anything Crime or History Documentary

Veronica Carter Direct Support Professional at REALM

Veronica Carter

Direct Support Professional

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Veronica Carter

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

Fall is my favourite season. Watching the leaves fall and walking over the grass after the first frost are my favourite parts of fall.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

My number one hobby is fly fishing, it makes me feel grounded with myself and is my happy place.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. As a child I saw things that weren’t meeting my standard of kindness and respect and since then i’ve wanted to help the people as a whole feel like they deserve it just as much as the next person.

What do you feel is your best skill?

Being able to speak my truth and always being honest.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To be able to fly.

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Rosie is my childhood nickname and it was because i always had such “rosie” cheeks as a baby.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Coffee

Krista Woodske Direct Support Professional at REALM

Krista Woodske

Direct Support Professional

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Krista Direct Support Professional at REALMKrista Woodske

Favourite Holiday: Christmas – it’s magical

Favourite Season: Summer, nice weather and it’s camping season

Hobbies: Being outdoors, baking, reading, spending time with family

Fun Fact: I like to travel and explore history

Cities to Visit: New York, London, Edinburgh, Charleston, Orlando

Passionate About: Making sure everyone’s voice is heard

Inspiration: I like people and believe that every person has unique value

Best Skill: Empathy (assumed from context)

Representative Animal: An Elephant

Bucket List: My bucket list is to enjoy as many activities, travel to as many places, and spend quality time with my family while I can. Life is too short to miss the important things.

Idols or Influences: My Sisters

Favourite Foods: Cheesecake – Yummy!!

Day Maker/Breaker: Unkind people

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Iced Tea

Top TV Shows: The Big Bang Theory, The Bridgertons, Legends of the Fall, Ghosts, Outlander

Mitchell Woodske Direct Support Professional at REALM

Mitchell Woodske

Direct Support Professional

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Mitchell Woodske Direct Support Professional at REALM Mitchell Woodske

Favorite Holiday: Halloween, I enjoy dressing up and going out with friends.

Favorite Season: Summer, I enjoy being outside and in the heat of the sun.

Hobbies: My main hobby is using the gym, my dad was the one who got me into it.

Fun Fact: I DJ and make mixes in my spare time.

Cities to Visit: New York, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, St Petersburg, Prague

Passionate About: Being able to help people find their personal best.

Inspiration: My dad, who has always been there for me and shown me the importance of hard work.

Idols or Influences: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chis Bumstead, Steve Cook

Meet Historical Figure: Marcus Aurelius

Nicknames: Mitch (short for Mitchell), Woody, Mitcheru

Favorite Foods: Sushi, dislike Tomatoes or pancakes

Day Maker/Breaker: The weather

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Coffee

Top TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Yellowstone, Animal Kingdom, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad

Jess Gretener Direct Support Professional at REALM

Jess Gretener

Direct Support Professional

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Jess Gretener at REALM Jess Gretener

Hobbies: I love drawing and painting, as well as Hiking. I’ve been involved with them since childhood.

Passionate About: Making real connections and exploring new things with people.

Best Skill: My empathy and optimism.

Animal That Represents Personality: The chicken from Moana.

Favorite Foods: Sushi is what keeps me going.

Nerissa Zelych Direct Support Professional at REALM

Nerissa Zelych

Direct Support Professional

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Nerissa Zelych at REALM Nerissa Zelych

Hobbies: Swimming – Started as physio after a surgery, now it’s part of my routine.

Passionate About: Seeing people succeed in their goals, whatever they may be.

Favorite Foods: Favorite – Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Pancakes – Least favorite.

Day Maker/Breaker: People’s attitudes can make or break my day.

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Tea

Shanda Johnson Communication Team at REALM

Shanda Johnson

Communication Team

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Shanda Johnson Communication Team at REALM Shanda Johnson

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

My favourite holiday is thanksgiving. I get to spend time with the people I love and enjoy good food.

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

My favourite season is fall. I love the changing of the leafs, crisp air and the fashion. I also really love halloween, my family and I do a group costume each year.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

I love to paint, colour and be crafty. I love bike riding and I am starting to get into both Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing. Oh and of course dancing is also another fun pass time.

What is fun fact about you?

I can walk on my toes.

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

I really like being around people, and I grew up in and around this field of work. I definitely like to be apart of peoples growth and helping set goals, and work towards achieving them. I love to help support people’s quality of life.

What do you feel is your best skill?

My communication.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I would be able to speak every language.

Do you have favourite foods, or least favourite foods?

I love tacos, lettuce wraps and pizza. Yum!

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

I think it really falls on to myself and how I am feeling about my day however, I don’t really appreciate when people speak to me in a way that makes me feel lesser than, or less “educated” than them.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Water

Top 5 favourite movies or tv shows?

F.R.I.E.N.D.S
The Witcher
Schitt’s Creek
Bridgerton
The Bachelor

Zach Johnson Communication Team at REALM

Zach Johnson

Communication Team

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Zach Johnson Communication Team at REALM Zach Johnson

Do you have a favourite Holiday, if so why?

Canada Day, because I am proud of my Canadian roots and all the opportunities Canada has given me.

What are your Hobbies? How did you get involved with them?

Sports, Outdoor activities, reading, exercising.

What is fun fact about you?

Have played professional baseball in 7 countries.

What city or cities in the world you would like to visit?

Stockholm- Sweden, Copenhagen-Denmark, Mykonos-Greece

What was your inspiration for working in the field of helping others?

Seeing that everyone is treated the same

What do you feel is your best skill?

Leadership

If you could meet one person from any time in history who would it be?

John F. Kennedy Jr.

Do you have any nicknames, and where did they come from?

Zeej, started from in my athletic career.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Water

Robert Yost Communication Team at REALM

Robert Yost

Communication Team

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Robert Yost Communication Team at REALM Robert Yost

What is your Favourite Season, and what are your favourite parts of this season?

The short period during spring when everything starts to turn green.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

The ability to pause time.

What is something that can make or wreck your day?

A rude awakening. A poor start to the day can carry throughout the day.

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?

Ice cold H2O