Four years. I’ve worked at Two Wheel View for four years. It’s true when they say, ‘Time flies when you are having fun.” I’ve had such incredible amounts of fun over my time here and I’m proud of the organization I’ve put a lot of time, energy and creativity (and occasional tears) into. I’m proud of how our organization has weathered storms and grown in both size and program offerings. There is always a new opportunity to develop or challenge to solve and I wake up every morning excited to get to work on the projects we have underway (except those mornings when its -30C of course!)
I am privileged to work with some of the most amazing individuals on this planet.
Rick, our fearless leader, has taught me so many things over our time working side-by-side at Two Wheel View. He pushes me to do better and be better and has supported so many of my crazy ideas (including this blog!). Rick and his family always welcome me into their home and make me feel like a member of the family. I’m proud to have them as my teammates at TWV and my friends.
Sasha, one of our newest team members, has been the ultimate co-worker in every sense of the word. Often our jobs overlap and we get to work on a lot of projects together and I greatly value her experience in program design, youth work, her wicked sense of humour and I’m in serious awe of her ninja bike mechanics skills. She is a strong female role model not only to the youth in our programs but also to me.
Colin, our trips guru, has such a keen sense of detail for organizing the logistics of our trips program. These are skills I’m hoping will rub off on me the longer we work together. Colin and I have had a lot of great discussions over the past year which span from TWV related items, to world events, to what Kid President is doing this week. I value his experience and opinions greatly.
Mike, our Bike Club Team Leader, continually amazes me with the amount of things he gets done during the week. I am so impressed by the way he takes care with every participant in our program to give them the best experience possible. It’s not too surprising that when kids graduate our program, they consistently say that meeting Mike and our other facilitators was their favourite part, even more than getting a bike.
There are so many additional people who I could add to this list that make TWV the wonderful place I’ve called home for the past four years. I’ve been so lucky to meet so many great participants, sponsors, partners, fellow non-profit staff and community members during my time here.
I continue to find challenge, opportunity and love for my work, which I think really speaks to the culture here at Two Wheel View.
Thanks for letting me contribute.