Here’s a brief questionnaire (poached from an old blog post—thanks Rona!) we had our newest employees fill out. Read on to find out the juicy details about Mark and Jen...

 

Mark Rutledge, Senior Graphic Designer

How long have you been in the Yukon?   Since August 31, 2010. Or 83 days or 2 months, 22 days or, 1992 hours or, 119,520 minutes or, 7,171,200 seconds.

First impressions?   Inspirational, breath-taking, friendly, leisurely (pace of the town)

Where were you living and working before Whitehorse?   Steel town – Hamilton, Ontario. I worked for 4 years at a boutique design firm in Burlington, Ontario: Maximum 60 Design Communications. Before then, I lived and worked in Ottawa, Ontario and worked for over 10 years for Hangar 13 Art & Design.

What's the best trait you bring to your work here at Aasman?    Enthusiasm


And now for the really important questions:

Favourite sandwich?   Anything with gobs of mustard on it. I’d even contemplate a liver and onion sandwich provided there’s room for that delicious yellow stuff on top.

Best tunes to work by?   Anything Celtic.

Most exotic travel experience?   Clearwater, Florida.

Snowboard or Skis?   Definitely skis.

Beverage you can't live without?   Mustard juice and coffee!!!

Any final thoughts you'd like to share with us at this time?   I’m happily married, have 3 wonderful children and am fiercely proud of my Ojibway roots.

 

Jennifer Solomon, Creative Writer

How long have you been in the Yukon?   I moved here in 2003, left for about 3 years in 2006, and returned to stay at the end of March 2010. So about 4 and a half years in total? That’s about right, I think...

First impressions?   Holy sh*t!

Where were you living and working before Whitehorse?   I came here from the flatlands of Saskatchewan the first time around. Before returning in March, I was in South Korea teaching impossibly cute kids how to swear in English.

What's the best trait you bring to your work here at Aasman?   My "sharp" wit and willingness to make coffee. Oh, and hopefully some decent creative writing skills...


And now for the really important questions:

Favourite sandwich?   Cake

Best tunes to work by?   I like complete silence, or Justin Bieber if I need inspiration.

Most exotic travel experience?   Japan was pretty amazing.

Snowboard or Skis?   Um...neither. I like roller skates.

Beverage you can't live without?   Coffee and vodka-- not mixed together though (unless it's an emergency).

Any final thoughts you'd like to share with us at this time?   Nothing really, except that I'm very happy to be here.

 

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