About me? Let’s skip the boring stuff such as when I was born, where I grew up and how my education went (of course I will tell you in case you’re interested to know). I’ll just say it comes in handy that I’m pretty much an all-rounder so I was quick to adapt to the Yukon motto: “Do what you can with what you have”.
Living out in the bush and running a lodge means that there are many different tasks to take care of. Preparing firewood is always a big job (I promise that you’ll love the woodstove in your cabin and the fire pit in your private yard!). All around the dock, the motor boats and canoes is my responsibility. And of course there is always something to fix here and there or sometimes even a renovation.
Besides that I’m the person in charge of our website.
Anyway, you can imagine that my list could go on, too!
Let’s just say: “I’m always happy to talk to you” goes for me as well – you’re welcome to come and get me as a troubleshooter – just in case…
There’s no point digging in the past here (in case you’re curious about my life before Little Atlin Lodge, I’ll be ready to tell you about it); this is what you want to know about me: I’m the person in charge of costumer relations, so most likely you will be in contact with me before you visit. Once you are here, you can go on endlessly about the Yukon and it’s beauty with me!
When we moved here in 1997 from Switzerland I found many things I had been dreaming of for a while. Picking wild berries in the summer sun, surrounded by the humming of bees. Going for a swim in the lake, hearing the sounds of waterfowl. Sitting by the campfire with company, having a glass of wine and listening to music. Looking out the window onto the frozen lake and watching a coyote trudge by. Snowshoeing on the lake feeling like the only person around.
I could continue with my list, but I won’t – I’d rather wish for you to create your own list while you are here!
I’m always happy to talk to you about what to see and do – if you don’t find me in the office or in one of the cabins I might be busy baking bread (for you maybe?), cooking jam or taking care of the greenhouse.
I’m the only real Yukoner of the family! Besides that I’m the youngest, the tallest, the strongest, the smartest… ok maybe not.
Interested in learning about my recent years?
In May 2018 I graduated from High School. I decided to take a gap year, spending half of it working for a housing contractor in Whitehorse.
In early April 2019 I left for Europe, where I stayed until the end of August. Visiting family, playing at badminton tournaments in Switzerland, learning about my parents home country, traveling in other European countries. In short: getting to know parts of the world outside of the Yukon was very exciting!
In September 2019 my first year as an engineering student at the University of Calgary, Alberta started. Aside of being busy with my courses and various extracurricular activities, I joined the U of C Badminton Club, so I was still able to hold on a little to my passion in sports.
Due to the pandemic I returned to the Yukon before the end of the 2020 winter semester and wrote my finals self isolating in Whitehorse.
To break the routine of studying and do something more hands-on I took a summer job at Cold Acre www.coldacre.ca, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Also in summer 2020 I started to build my own 3D printing business. Interested in having a look? www.yukon3dsolutions.com.
Ever since the start of the fall 2020 semester, my every day life stands on (at least) two legs, so to say: my business and my studies in mechanical and aerospace engineering, taking place online still, so I stayed in Whitehorse. I’m wondering whether or not the courses will be held in person in fall 2021?
Chances are slim that we meet, as I’m not coming out to the lake too often, mostly on long weekends.
But anyway, I wish you a wonderful stay whenever it is you are visiting!