February's 2019 Spotlight Speakers

Monday, January 7th, 2019

February Spotlight Speakers

Join us at the February 13th meeting to hear from two of our amazing members!

Diana Graham is the store manager of La-Z-Boy Furniture in Courtenay. She has been with La-Z-Boy for over 12 years, starting out in Alberta as an in-home designer. After years of learning the many roles within in the business, she moved to Courtenay in pursuit of the store manager role and achieve it in 2016.

What’s makes La-Z-Boy such a great place to work for, says Diana, is the local family ownership. “You don’t feel like you are working for some big company. It is a caring, family-run business. “

Diana is excited to share with you the fun 3D designer experience that La-Z-Boy can offer you when you buy in Courtenay, along with expanding your mind of all the amazing furniture they have besides the classic recliner.  

Donna Baydock is the House Manager at Nova Pacific Care Inc.’s Stevenson Place in Comox.  The company provides services at four Independent Living residences on Vancouver Island.

Donna’s earned a Bachelor and Masters’ Degree in Kinesiology. This, combined with her experience playing on the National Women’s Volleyball Team, led her to a coaching career at the University of Manitoba and then, University of British Columbia.

Moving to the Comox Valley in 1995 to get married and start a family meant that she had to pursue a different career path. The family business she married into was a small Intermediate Care residence in Courtenay.  As Donna learned the business, she found I could transfer many of her coaching skills to managing staff and running a business.

When the business closed, Donna found herself looking for another opportunity with seniors. She is now in her 9th year managing Stevenson Place and enjoys the work because “every day is different.” Donna is responsible for staffing, marketing, facility management, Strata Council management and most importantly, offering support and guidance to residents and their families.