Tell us a little about yourself, Jane!
As a mother of two wonderful boys, my life can get pretty busy. That’s why I'm up at 5:30am for my beloved coffee and my 6am CrossFit class—you’d never know how much I truly love sleep. 💤 After graduating from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, I’ve spent the last 5 years working in the offshore oil and gas industry in NL as a Valve and Actuation Engineer supporting Husky’s SeaRose FPSO. My passions include my family, CrossFit, ballet, scuba diving, Disney, and adventures with my boys.
How did you first get into business development?
Though I’m a mechanical engineer by trade, I’ve also been involved in my family's business for the last 8+ years here in St. John’s—Reps Fitness and CrossFit 709 gyms—where building rapport with clients is of the utmost importance. That eventually led me in the direction of CoLab and the business development role!
Why did you first join CoLab and what are you most excited about?
CoLab’s journey is what excites me the most—and when culture is one of a company's main priorities, it makes it fun and exciting to come to work. It’s amazing to be surrounded by people, whether in the office or remotely, who all WANT to come to work and enjoy it! I’m really excited to soar to new heights with this amazing team and share how CoLab can change the way other companies also grow and design their products. I’m very excited to be a part of this growth and to learn so much along the way.
If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?
I’d take my two boys, obviously! Lol. But if they were included on the island, I’d bring my coffee machine (which maybe I wouldn’t need if I could get enough sleep on a quiet island) and my scuba diving gear!