A unique series highlighting our teams across the country and providing a valuable insight into the security industry today.
When did you join the Paladin family?
I first joined Paladin when our Victoria office opened in early 2006, and I was brought on as a Paladin Security Systems Customer Representative. It was a unique and exciting experience to be a part of a new Paladin branch on Vancouver Island, which allowed me to grow and mature right alongside our Vancouver Head Office operations.
Why did you get into the security industry and why Paladin?
Sometimes luck and opportunity come to you at the same time. I had finished my Bachelor's degree at the University of Victoria, and was taking part in the law enforcement process when I went for an interview for a sales role with Paladin. Security wasn’t something I had considered at the time, but when I was told more about the company, my role and the opportunities we had in the marketplace, I couldn’t say no! Shortly afterwards, I decided against becoming a police officer in order to focus on my career with Paladin, and I'm happy to say that I haven't looked back since.
What interests you most about your job?
The never-ending learning curve. I want to be challenged each and every day, while continuing to learn, grow and develop. From the first day I started with Paladin until today, I haven’t stopped absorbing everything there is to take in about our company, the industry and our place in it. Every morning I wake up excited for the day ahead, anticipating what I might encounter and learn next. It’s such an amazing and rewarding feeling that I never expected.
How do you see the industry evolving in the future?
What advice would you give anyone entering the security industry today?
If you have a desire to help people, forge lasting relationships and challenge yourself daily, you should consider working in the security industry. There are so many unique roles to choose from and anyone with a strong work ethic who takes coaching well, isn’t afraid to communicate their career goals and is willing to go that extra mile can go far in their field. Our company has hundreds of success stories, from the CEO down, where people joined Paladin looking for a job but found a life-long career they love.