Erin Patchell – Finance & Operations Manager

Erin is self-motivated, detailed, and enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit, and demonstrates her diverse skill-set while multitasking in CareerJoy’s Finance and Marketing departments. In her spare time, Erin is the President of the Board of Directors for her local Food Co-op, volunteers on the Marketing Committee for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society, and happily carts her three kids around to their various extra curricular activities. She is passionate about helping others achieve success, and takes our mission here at CareerJoy straight to heart.

“If only I could … I’d be the happiest person alive”

If only I could magic away my allergies & asthma… I would probably be a vet and own a horse farm and a cattery by now!

Top 5 favorite movies?

In no particular order: Princess Bride, Serenity, This is Spinal Tap, Big Lebowski, and Ferngully: the Last Rainforest.

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

Yoda! Small yet mighty, wise, fearless… and has a wicked sense of humor.

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

Hang out at the cottage with the kids.

What’s your most endearing quality?

I’ll try anything twice!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian. 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Poor communication!

What’s your idea of a great vacation?

Get off-grid and have an adventure. The more friends and family who can join, the merrier.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had for breakfast?

I’ve had about everything you can think of for breakfast… I don’t discriminate. Probably Sushi, though, if I had to pick something.

What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?

My hubby’s baked nachos with all the fixin’s!