The Rimrock Corporation team is made up of many hard working, talented individuals with interesting stories to tell. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll meet some of these people, learn what they do, and how they keep Rimrock exciting and fun.
This month we shine the light on Jacqueline Park, our Director of Consulting. Jacqui was born and raised in Sarnia, and went to university in London, Ontario. Before moving to Toronto, she lived in Burlington for 10 years. Jacqui now lives in Toronto, and loves it!
Prior to working at Rimrock, Jacqui worked in various IT roles- as a programmer, developer, systems administrator, project manager and business analyst. She also did some independent contracting work.
In her spare time, Jacqui loves hitting the gym. A self-proclaimed gym rat, Jacqui spends a lot of free time running, swimming, cycling, and doing CrossFit. She even manages to do a few triathlons in the summer. She’s also been teaching yoga for over 10 years and still teaches weekly. She practices most days along with breathwork and meditation every morning – which she credits for keeping herself grounded and focused.
Read on to find out more about Jacqui.
What do you love most about working at Rimrock & how long have you been here?
I have been here for about 6 weeks now – I am learning so much from everyone! I am so grateful and inspired to be working with such a talented group of people. I am quite comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment and I really appreciate the inclusive culture and work life balance that we have here.
What is your favorite place that you have visited and where is your next dream vacation spot?
I don’t have a favourite. Every place I have visited holds a special memory for me. My most recent trip was to India. I travelled there last fall for the first time; any concerns and fears that I had completely vanished once I arrived in Rishikesh. The people, food, culture, markets, temples – and all the bright colours – it was magic! I would go back in a heartbeat. My next big trip will be Vietnam and Cambodia or Bali.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would love to be a sound engineer at a massive music festival or rock concert.
What TV shows/music/apps/Podcasts are you currently obsessed with right now?
I’m a huge music/concert junkie – I go to shows every week. Lately I’ve gotten into Rainbow Kitten Surprise and really excited that I was able to get tickets to an upcoming show in TO. My absolute favourite band is Alt-J. I drove to Cleveland last summer to see them – great road trip!
If you could have a drink with anyone (fictional, alive, dead, famous, non-famous) who would it be and why?
Buddha – but I don’t think he drinks…maybe a tea?
Tell us a “fun fact” about yourself or your “secret talent” that your colleagues might not already know.
Some of you may know this already but I dedicated many years of my life to boxing – both amateur and pro. In 2008 I was ranked top 5 in the world in my weight class. I got to travel and compete all over the world with Team Canada as an amateur and I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything else.