Spotlight on New Staff: Katie Schultz

February 26, 2019 | News

We would like to welcome Katie Schultz to the SafeCare BC team, as a Learning and Development Advisor. Katie brings to her position a wealth of experiences in the field of Education.

Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare?
SafeCare BC has given me the opportunity to contribute to a cause that I think is really important. My grandmother, who was basically my third parent growing up, is currently in care and I think of her everyday. I am so happy to help improve conditions for people like her by teaching care workers to be safe.

Q: What excites you about your role?
I am a passionate lifelong learner which drew me to the limitless learning opportunities that come with being in the field of instructional design. So right now, I am most excited about attending the workshops and soaking up all the resident and client care information which is completely new to me. I also cannot wait to apply my knowledge of education to these things and start creating new resources and learning experiences.

Q: What was your first, or most unusual job?
My first real job outside of helping my Dad on the farm I grew up on, was as a hostess at Smitty’s in Edson Alberta.

Q: If given a chance, who would you be for a day?
I am a biologist at heart, so there is no question that I would choose to be David Attenborough. He’s seen it all!

Q: When not at work, what do you like doing in your spare time?
I like spending time with my partner and our two dogs. We’re pretty outdoorsy so we like skiing, camping, hiking, and canoeing.

Q: What book are you currently reading?
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis.

Q: What did you want to be growing up?
Oh, many things. The one that sticks out though was a Killer Whale Trainer, but I know better now.

Q: What is one thing we don’t know about you?
While I was working on my Bachelor of Science, I spent 2 months in a remote location of Indonesia volunteering as a Research Assistant on various biodiversity projects. We did regular reef surveys counting fish, corals, and invertebrates.