Braedan is an incredible Green Team member, making his debut in our 2016 event season, and quickly assuming the role of Event Leader. Let’s hear from Braedan about his time with us at Green Event Services:
What did you do pre-Green Event Services?
I am currently taking some time off from school to work and find my true passions in life. At twenty-one years old I have already studied Business at U of C and Engineering Design/Drafting at Sait. Unsure of whether or not either program were the right fit, I decided some time off to clear my head would be best move for me. Now I spend most of my free time pursuing my passions, hanging out at the skate park, cooking, eating, hiking, and venturing down to Fish Creek with Sasha, a beautiful and extremely furry Alaskan malamute.
I have a varied employment history, working as a Home Products Representative at Canadian Tire, Shop Labourer at Cyntech Corporation, Carpenter’s Assistant at Tulissi Construction Limited, Shipper/Receiver at the Safeway Refrigerated Warehouse and most recently Event Leader at Green Event Services.
What is your experience with Green Event Services?
My first shift at Green Event Services was July 1st, 2016. I loved so many aspects about working for Green Event Services this summer. They have a small company feel with big ambitions. Driven by our leader, Colin Smith, who is so passionate about what he does that it resonates deeply with the wonderful staff supporting him. A positive energy unlike any I have experienced in a workplace prior to this position. Green Event Services has removed all the unpleasantness from diverting waste from the landfill. My favourite event I worked this year was Sonic Boom. It is Edmonton’s alternative/indie rock festival of the summer. This being the first out of town event was a huge step in the right direction for Green Event Services and thanks to a solid crew we “killed it”! When you are surrounded by such a passionate team, who truly believe in making events greener, you forget that you just spent an entire shift sorting through the trash.
What advice might you share with future generations?
Some advice I would give to our youth would be to ask questions. I cannot emphasize more to just ask your parents or role models if something can be composted. The earlier kids today realize just how much waste can be diverted the better off our planet will be in the long run.
Any last words?
Green Event Services has impacted my life in nearly too many ways to express. I have built new friendships, become far more environmentally conscious, grown as a leader and gained all new confidence. This job was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I would like to thank everyone at Green Events for making this summer so amazing. I love you all!