My first job, as a member of Calaway Live, a group of young performers based at the Western Canadian amusement park Calaway Parkwill likely remain one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. The cast of roughly 20 people performed 5 stage shows daily from May to October. I held this post for three years, from 2002 to 2004, and it remains one of most fantastic employment experiences I’ve had. Though my career has definitely changed direction, through this role I developed a solid base of guest service, performance and sheer endurance skills that I keep with me whether I’m working long campaign hours, running a large event or presenting to the public on environmental issues.

03/06/13 at 12:00am