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In Focus | Behn Stevens

Meet Behn. Behn has lived in Kamloops for 10 years.

Where are you from and how long have you lived in Kamloops?
I am originaly from kitimat but we moved our family to Kamloops almost 10 years ago.

Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
Any time I get to spend with my wife and kids in our backyard pool is amazing. That is truly my happy place.

What is your favourite local store in Kamloops and why?
Pleasure Pools plus is a great place to shop for all of my pool and spa supplies. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Describe yourself in one word.

If you could go anywhere in the world right at this moment where would you go and why?
Puerto Vallarta. We took the kids last year have some amazing family memories there.

What is your favourite activity in Kamloops?
Sampling the amazing local craft beers.

What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
My wife made the choice to be home with our kids during a time when most women are starting a career. She did an amazing job with our two boys then went back into the work force once they hit school age. She very quickly decided that working for someone else wasn't for her. While at her last "job", she got educated and became a very successful Realtor. Now she has a rewarding career. Her drive to succeed is what inspired me to quit my "job" my to start my company.

Tell us your favourite childhood memory.
Back home in Kitimat our summers were often wet and cold. I loved going to visit my Grandparents in Grand Forks during the summer. It was always dry and usually above 35 degrees.

Where do you volunteer or give back to in the community?
My kids are involved in Kamloops Community Football. We try to help out this amazing organization where we ca.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
There is too much conflict in the world these days. We are all different and the sooner we all accept that, the sooner we will all be able to just get along. We don't have to be everyone's best friend, but we don't need to be anyone's enemy either
Where would you like to see positive change in Kamloops and why? I'm happy to see the beutification of the north shore and the new social housing being constructed there. This is a very positive initiative.

What do you think makes Kamloops great?
The Sun,the People and the amazing local beer.

What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Renew our wedding vows on a white sand beach.

Watch the Daytona 500, track side.
Drive a Lamborghini.

Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
Electrical is not my first trade. I spent 9 years working on and operation boilers in a pulp mill as a Power Engineer befor my mill shut down and I changed career paths.

What is the name of your business/organization?
Force Electric Ltd.

Why did you get into/start this business?
My business has been running for a year.

What is the goal of your business?
Provide the best customer service you can get and to keep growing and employing mor people in Kamloops.

What has been your biggest struggle either at work or in life?
Managing the work load and trusting others to take duties off my hands.

Tell us your best piece of life advice.
This too will pass.

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
My uncle Tom Back in Kitimat. I miss fishing on the Douglas Channel with him.

Why do you think it is important to shop locally?
When you shop local, you are supporting your neighbours and making you town a better place.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
In ten years, I've gone from loosing my "lifetime" job at a pulp mill to moving my family to Kamloops, re-training in a new career and starting my own company.

Give someone you think that deserves it a shout out and explain why!
Tammie Strack from Tripple Tree Interiors deserves a shout out because her product is top notch and she is a great person.

Some general comments I would like to share are:
The only person you make look bad when you put down other people is yourself.

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