Your name: Lori-Anne Eklund
Designation and experience: I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Cultural Anthropology as well as a certificate in Social Research. I have worked most extensively in the fields of Watershed Management, Cattle Ranching, and Art Collection Management. Although these fields seem diverse, the skills required often overlap. I have recently discovered my love of working with children and am pleased to be furthering that passion here at Eckert Centre.
What inspires you? I am most inspired by my surroundings. The people I meet, my family, the amazing animals and landscape around us, and the communities of my life.
What are your proudest accomplishments? My proudest accomplishment has been earning my Honors Degree. That journey showed me just how much a person can accomplish when they are impassioned.
I am very proud of my family and our many generations of ranching. We care deeply for our land and the livestock that sustains us. We aim to keep rural values alive in the way our ancestors did, and I think we do a pretty good job.
What are your hobbies and interests? I do love to build and create. I dabble in carpentry, clay, oil painting, sewing…anything I can make myself. I occasionally sing back-up and play the guitar. I enjoy swimming and surfing whenever I can, which leads to my love of travel. Whether it is a Christmas in Tanzania or a road trip to Claresholm, I do enjoy it.
Why do you think people should choose Eckert Centre? In my time here I have been awed by the kindness and dedication of the staff. The passion and drive to help clients, and families of clients, is inspiring. At Eckert Centre, I have noticed that each person truly cares about their position and the impact they have on clients and on fellow staff members. Amazing.