Nik Van Egdom – Life Enrichment Coordinator
He’s our new Life Enrichment Coordinator for the Apartments at Menno Place.
He has been at Menno Place for a year and a half already and is just beginning in this new role. He is an invaluable addition to the team – bringing an energy and passion to his job that makes working with him a joy.
Nik’s role as Life Enrichment Coordinator is to be the point person for your move to Menno Apartments, to ensure you are settling in and to address any concerns you have once you live here.
Read the Q+A to find out what he does on a typical day and why he loves working at Menno Place!
Q: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A: An archaeologist.
Q: What are some small things that make your day better?
A: Constant coffee and lots of laughter.
Q: What do you do on a typical day after work?
A: I tend to two very needy cats as soon as I get home and then proceed to determine how much bread baking I feel like doing. Depending on that decision, I either spend my evening baking or relaxing with friends, family, or books.
Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Menno Place?
A: My favorite thing is how rewarding the work we all do here feels. I’ve never felt as good about the work I do at any other job I’ve had.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
A: You get one life: that’s it. You may as well live it with a smile on your face.
Q: Where is your dream vacation spot?
A: Morocco. The cuisine there is a fusion of Spanish, Middle Eastern, and North African foods. I would love to travel there and gain about 15 pounds.
Q:What are you looking forward to in the next year?
A: A proper, bona-fide two week vacation, as mandated by my manager.
Q: What’s your favourite holiday?
A: Christmas. It forces families to spend time with each other, which is a good thing.
Q: What TV show are you watching currently?
A: Just the odd news commentary program.
Q: What was your first job?
A: Working as a cook at Panago, a pizza place, in Abbotsford.