By: Stacey Openshaw
In the seventh installment of our Meet Our Staff Series, we’re going to introduce you to Stacey, our Customer Experiences Assistant.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Family members?
I grew up in Edmonton. I moved out to the west coast as a young adult. I am married to a wonderful man, named Brad and together we have three amazing boys; Maddock who is 17, Conlan who is 14 and Colton who is 12.
What did you do before working at the library?
Before I worked at the library I was a chef, a baker, a maid, a chauffeur and a nurse…some people call it a stay at home mom.
What do you do at the library?
I work in the customer experience department. If you want to find a book, sign up for a library card or check your book out, I am your girl!
What do you do in your spare time?
Aside from being a mom in my spare time, I love to bake. I love to create food that looks too good to eat. I also have two dogs that I love to walk around Mundy park…being out in nature is where I come up with some of my best recipes. I also spend most of my mornings at the yoga studio, usually before my boys even get out of bed.
Were you a library user before you started working at the library?
If you weren’t working at the library, what would you be doing?
I’d own a vegan bakery.
What’s your favourite book?
My favorite book is a book I ready many years ago, but it really kicked off my love for reading. It is so beautifully written and so descriptive that you actually feel like you’re living in the book. It’s called Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. If you haven’t read it, you must!
What are you currently reading?
Currently I am reading Instamom. Previously, I had read a few ‘heavy hearted’ books and needed something light and upbeat. So far, this book is both light and uplifting.
What’s on your “to read” book list?
An amazing woman recommended Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. So that is on my list.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I love this question, my kids ask me this all the time and I always say the same thing…If I had a super power, I would want to fly. Growing up my dad had his pilot’s license and owned a small Cessna aircraft. He used to take me flying all the time and I always loved the idea of being able to just fly anywhere.
What’s one thing people might be surprised to know about you?
I guess one thing people might be surprised to know about me is that I play hockey on a women’s team. I play out of 8 rinks (AKA Scotia Barn) and my usual position is right wing or centre. My family often comes to cheer me on.