Anna Marenick

Anna is proud to say she’s lived and worked in Nova Scotia her whole life.   She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.   She has worked in a variety of different industries, but truly feels at home in a role where she’s coaching and teaching.   Few things are as rewarding to Anna as helping people figure out what they want to do when they grow up.  A proud CareerJoy client, Anna’s honest approach and good sense of humor make her well suited for this line of work.

She is an active community volunteer, and works with Dress for Success Halifax, Opportunity Place Resource Association, and the StFX Halifax Alumni Chapter.  In the little spare time she has, she can be found at the curling rink, somewhere out for a run, having dinner with friends, or reading a good book.


Complete this sentence.  ‘If only I….., I’d be the happiest person alive’.

Had a bigger shoe closet

Top 5 Favorite Movies?

PCU, Napoleon Dynamite, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, What’s Up Doc?, Dumb and Dumber

If you could be a character from Star Wars, who would you be and why?

Yoda.  Yoda is wise, but doesn’t give advice.  He leads people to get it for themselves, and knows it’s more valuable that way.  He sees talent in people before they do and helps them realize it on their own.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot summer day?

I’d take my dog to the park.  Then I’d come home, open a beer, and read a book on my deck all day, before a barbecue in the evening with great company.

What’s your opinion of mincemeat pie?

My mother always told me that if I had nothing nice to say, I should say nothing at all, so I therefore have no opinion of mincemeat pie.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Poor grammar!

What’s your all time favorite song?

Summer, Highland Falls by Billy Joel

Who’s your hero?

Red the Fraggle from Fraggle Rock.

Are you a cat or a dog person?

I have lived with both, but I have to say right now that my pug, Stella, is forcing me to pick the canine side!

Name your fantasy car.

Someday I will own an orange Mini Cooper.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?

I think I’d be Stephen Lewis.  I want to know what it’s like to be that passionate, dedicated, powerful, humble, and altruistic.

Describe a day spent with your favorite historical figure.

Pierre Trudeau and I would spend the day talking about Quebec nationalism, referendums, Jean Chretien, Rene Levesque, the FLQ, Mick Jagger, Brian Mulroney, and Paul Martin.  We’d go skating on the Rideau.

Name your favorite coffee and why you like it.

If it has caffeine, I like it.  I don’t like to enter into deep conversation until I’ve had at least one cup.

What movie or TV star did you have a wicked crush on when you were a kid?

I had 2 crushes…Jon Baker, who was Ponch’s partner on CHiPs, and Andy Travis from WKRP.