As a kid, I was very uncomfortable with conflict. I wanted everyone to get along, and when they didn't, it made me uneasy and anxious. I often tried to solve problems that weren’t really mine, and was eager to build bridges between people in an...
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Deepika was born in Dubai, UAE and raised in Vancouver. She studied Human Resources and Business Management at KPU. As an HR professional with lots of customer service experience, Deepika loves working with others and learning from them. She believes in continuously improving, always being curious, and helping others. Deepika is excited to be working with the great team at Project House!
Best advice from mom: If you don’t know something, put in the effort and learn it. Hard work always pays off in the end.
As Head of Barking, I enjoy greeting people at the door, shouting at everyone who passes by, and loudly inviting Hazel over for meetings.
As Chief Digger, my job is to try and put as many holes into the ground along the fence in an attempt to get to Keegan. Sometimes, in case of an emergency, I might even go straight through the fence. I’m a big help!
Crystal is passionate about creating positive changes in her projects at work and at home. She brings a unique ability to integrate creativity with process and results, and enjoys using her left brain and right brain skills in harmony, moving rapidly from spreadsheets to creative concepts. With 11 years of experience as a Development Manager for UBC Properties Trust, she has managed and successfully delivered a variety of high-level project management functions, from marketing to construction project management to corporate events. She is excited about branding and graphic design, and she has an amazing eye for pulling things together. She can effortlessly juggle three children, leap tall buildings in high heels, and find the time to make pretty much anything out of glue and glitter.
Best advice from mom: If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
Heidi is a senior Chartered Professional in Human Resources, with over 20 years of experience in the software development/video games/biotech industries in HR, product development, project management, and team leadership. She understands that, in order to do great things, people need to feel challenged, motivated, creative, and rewarded.
Heidi and the Project House HR team partner with clients to create a consistent and positive employee experience throughout the lifecycle of their employment, with a focus on engagement and success. Heidi is passionate about training and supporting managers to help them balance quality, innovation, and deadlines with kindness and respect.
Best advice from mom: Never hesitate when there’s an opportunity to help someone else.
After getting her BBA from SFU, Bernadette worked in the tourism/hospitality, professional engineering, and manufacturing sectors doing a wide range of HR activities, including recruitment and onboarding, employee/labour relations, compensation and benefits, and more. Happy to help create solutions for any problem, Bernadette is ecstatic to be a part of the Project House team!
Outside of work, Bernadette is actively involved in community volunteering, has traveled to over 20 countries, and is trying to stick to her New Year’s resolution of experiencing 3 new things every month.
Innovative and energetic, Sandi is a friendly & collaborative team member, an effective communicator, and a strong problem solver. Her career as a manager in the banking world has provided her with a large range of skills that enable her to be proficient with technical, client, project management, and creative projects. This is great, because she is tasked with staying two steps ahead of Heidi and Crystal, and ensuring that the world continues to turn! Sandi spends her free time windsurfing, golfing, hiking, skiing, sewing, and crocheting. She is passionate about helping Project House stay on track and we are lucky to have her.
Best advice from mom: We are here to enjoy.
A native of Calgary, Kimberly ventured to “rainy” Vancouver looking for a career that would keep her right brain busy. After being mentored by a graphic designer while working at an art centre, Kimberly realized this was her dream job, and did what she could to make it a reality. She studied at Visual Collage of Art and Design where she designed media ranging from wine tags to websites. Even in prior roles in the service industry, Kimberly’s employers tapped into her innate illustration skills to help them create promotional material. And now that’s just part of what she gets to do with the awesome team at Project House!
Best advice from mom: Find a man that treats his mother well.
Dave is a husband and father of two, a long-time music, film and TV buff, and basically an all-around fan of the arts.
Best advice from mom: When in doubt, tell the truth.
Copywriting + Communication
Christina got her first byline in high school. Since then, she’s been creating copy for everything from newsletters, annual reports, and websites to parenting magazines and frozen lasagna packaging. A self-described bookworm and grammar nerd, Christina translated her degree in English Literature into a viable career through additional professional writing and editing courses, then into advertising and PR to develop media and communications plans and a variety of publications. She later moved in-house to work in Communications at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre and BC Women’s Hospital Foundation. After her children were born, Christina became an independent communications consultant, working on projects in the hospitality and not-for-profit sectors. When not walking her dog or hanging out with her family, Christina might be spotted stand up paddle boarding, Nordic skiing, playing the flute, or scouting kitchen stores for the latest gadget.
Best advice from mom: 1. Always give back to your community. 2. Yellow and purple only go together at Easter.
Beth’s career has been in the field of HR consulting, primarily in employee benefits, including a couple of years working on the merger and acquisition team at a large consulting firm. After a decade of working in Vancouver, Beth and her husband took 5 years to live and work in Rotterdam, London and Chicago, and shortly after having her twin boys, Beth returned home to Vancouver. She is excited to be applying her HR skills to adults and to be working with the Project House team.
Best advice from mom: Do what you say you will do.
Kristine’s background as a reporter taught her to consistently ask “Why does the reader care?” and “How do you know it’s true?” These questions continue to guide her as a freelance writer who strives to create compelling content for advertorials, press releases, websites and other writing products.
Kristine has a Masters degree in Journalism and spent a number of years at community newspapers in Metro Vancouver. After becoming a mother, she took a few years off to stay at home with her children – an experience that led her to realize the importance of supportive, community-based places for new parents.
Best advice from parents: Stay at home with my children to savour the time when they are still young, adoring, willing to cuddle, and ridiculously cute.
Julie Morris is an HR professional with a passion for helping individuals and businesses achieve extraordinary results. Julie started her career in Human Resources at Whistler-Blackcomb where she was involved in large volume recruiting and training. As a consultant Julie has had the opportunity to work with some amazing companies on exciting projects, the successes of which are fuelled by the collective energy of employees. These projects have included customer service training, employee engagement programs, development and mentoring programs, and coaching managers on how to be strong leaders. Julie is passionate about organization design and has spent time conducting department reviews, creating new structures, and facilitating the change management process.
Best advice from mom: As long as you do your best, that’s all anyone can ask.
Graphics + Web
Margaret got her start in video games during the early days in the industry in Vancouver, when her training in computer science and graphic design came together to kick off a long and productive career. Margaret worked as a senior artist and art director, developing games for companies including Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games, and Lego, and then decided it was time to do her own thing.
Now Margaret is very happy working independently as a graphic artist and designer on a variety of projects. When she’s not designing and creating, Margaret can be found camping, renovating her home, and playing with her dogs, Alice and Jet.
After many years of dabbling in the hospitality and financial industries, Kyle never felt creatively fulfilled. He decided to follow his dream of becoming a Web Developer and enrolled at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where he earned his certification. A born-and-raised British Columbian, Kyle has a deep love for the West Coast and enjoys all things outdoors. In his spare time, he likes to keep active and explore the city around him. Kyle has an active imagination, loves to think outside of the box and is excited to be putting his creativity to work with the diverse team at Project House.
Best advice from Mom: It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Social Media started for me when my two best friends and I created Whale Tales, a living online library of cetacean stories. We needed someone to take care of the social media so I volunteered and got hooked. Working on Whale Tales is what I love to do, and through it I’ve been able to do social media for other businesses, including Project House.
In my spare time, I enjoy working. I also love to run. My best friends and I recently started a podcast, and I am currently in three different book clubs. I’m a giant nerd and a proud Hufflepuff, and when I do have spare time I love to try new beers and eat nachos.
Best advice from mom: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.