Meet Ellie. Ellie has lived in Kamloops for 8 years. She is is a passionate realtor that gives back to the community by volunteering as much as she can.
Where are you from and how long have you lived in Kamloops?
Terrace BC, in Kamloops 8 years.
Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
My husband - he's always happy and we laugh a lot. He is always encouraging and motivates me to be the best person I can. We laugh so much together and only fight a bit ;) He's my person.
What is your favourite local store in Kamloops and why?
Oh man, it would have to be Red Collar - yes it's a store because you can buy your beer there.
Describe yourself in one word.
If you could go anywhere in the world right at this moment where would you go and why?
Costa Rica - Sun, beach and exploring.
What is your favourite activity in Kamloops?
Watching my boys play football & KSPIN!!
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
Singing while doing my hair, yelling at the boys to get ready... all while I had pocket dialled a client.
What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
Probably my oldest son; he has struggles with anxiety and fear of anything new. Watching him conquer all his fears to play football was incredible. It wasn't easy at first, but he did it and two years in a row he received the dedication award. He inspires me to conquer similar fears and motivates me!
Tell us your favourite childhood memory.
Camping is one but the ultimate was riding my horse - I rode horses and competed in a ton of shows, won a few even! But the friends, the camping at horse shows and road trip with my mom was always a great memory.
Where do you volunteer or give back to in the community?
Im on the board of Kamloops Community Football Society and volunteer as much as I can with them. I love the confidence, strength and family that football has brought to my boys lives.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Probably to start with the basics, proper funding for education and healthcare all over the world. Happiness and kindness all around.
Where would you sneak away to in Kamloops to spend some time alone?
My backyard in the summer.
Where would you like to see positive change in Kamloops and why?
Im truly grateful for Kamloops and all it has to offer.
What do you think makes Kamloops great?
The amazing support for small businesses.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
1. Eat pizza and pasta in Italy.
2. Build my dream home
3. Purchase vacation home in Mexico, Costa Rica.
Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
I'm shy with new people.
How do people connect with you, personally, through social media?
What is the name of your business/organization?
Ellie Steven PREC.
Why did you get into/start this business?
I noticed a lack of honesty & genuine people in this industry. I want to change that.
What is the goal of your business?
To create a better reputation of realtors and provide trusting honest relationships with all clients.
What has been your biggest struggle either at work or in life?
Feeling guilty for enjoying my job so much when it's time away from my kids. I always knew I wasn't going to be a stay at home mom, but I also felt terrible that I wasn't fulfilled with that.
What do you always find yourself saying?
Let's get it done!
Tell us your best piece of life advice.
You are not in charge of other peoples happiness.
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Why do you think it is important to shop locally?
You get more than just a product, you get love and quality.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Killing it in Real Estate!! I finally found my calling.
Give someone you think that deserves it a shout out and explain why!
Force Electric Ltd - Behn Stevens - Because he's my love.
My choice for the KamloopsBCNow In Focus spotlight is:
Rebecca Currie, Realtor.