OSC Team

Tatjana
Out of School Care Director

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Talking to animals.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I love their energy, their world view, their sincerity.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Bouncy castle obstacle race 😊
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: Lip syncing.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The team!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Watermelon
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: I would be a vet and have a ranch with horses.

Morgan
Out of School Care Program Coordinator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Flying so I can go anywhere in the world! Also, would love the view 😊
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I am a kid at heart, and I love creating connections with little ones.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Anything art or sports related. I played a lot of sports growing up and I did some schooling in art before this.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I know some sign language.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: I’m looking forward to swimming with the kids!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Pho
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: Adults had it figured out… they’re just big, confused kids too.

Sophia
Program Team Lead

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Teleportation!
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: They treat you with their true heart!
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Any activity in nature!
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: A can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and some Japanese.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: Super warm and fun working environment!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Of course, chocolate!!!!
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: I will be a teacher and I do work with children now.

Joel
Program Lead

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Time Travel
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: Love building positive relationship with kids and families and watch them grow throughout the years.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Love playing in the gym – especially playing hockey with the kids and seeing how talented and skilled they are.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: It’s generic, but I can play guitar!
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The community that has been built throughout the departments and how supportive everyone is.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Steak and potatoes! 😊
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: That I wanted to grow up… but I’m still a kid at heart.

Ellie
Room Lead Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: I’d choose teleportation so that I could travel everywhere!
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: They give me a fresh perspective on things and never fail to make me laugh.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Take apart club or any sports!
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I can play stairway to heaven on the piano.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The strong sense of community here.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Tacos!
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: That if I swallowed an apple seed, a tree would grow inside of me.

Brenda
Room Lead Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Teleportation – like the idea of “quick” travel… No customs.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I enjoy the interactions with the children. They are fun-filled busy days!
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Playing board games or cards. I also enjoy being served at a restaurant where I can order what I want!
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I can imitate an elephant
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The interactions with co-workers and the kiddos.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Pizza
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: I would be a vet or a teacher.

Marlin
Room Lead Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Flying at super speed, so I can travel to different places and visit family and friends in one day.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A:  I believe in teaching kids useful life skills, and you get to celebrate little successes every day.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Making crafts and learning about different cultures through them.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I love languages so when I’m learning a new language, I pick up fast because I like to immerse myself in that specific culture.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: Planning fun and educational activities with the kids.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Any type of seafood like sushi or ceviche, you name it!
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: Mermaids exist and were able to sing underwater.

Skye
Room Lead Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Night vision so I’m not afraid of the dark.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I want to have a positive impact on their lives. I also love how every day is different.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Anything art related because I love seeing how creative and imaginative, they can be.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: That I am creative and artistic.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The amazing kids and staff I get to spend my time with!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Steak. I could probably eat steak every day.
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: I was an alien.

Jen
Room Lead Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: To pause time.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: Kids are so much fun, and I love building their confidence.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: I love doing anything creative with the kids! Art is awesome!
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I love painting/sketching and making things.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: Awesome co-workers and awesome kids!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Thai basil stir fry.
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: Peter Pan was real, and I’d get to go to Neverland.

Rena
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: I would fly, so I could fly anywhere I want to go.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I want to bring out their creative sides, whatever that may be.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: is art. I enjoy doing art with the kids.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: That I sing in a band.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The best part about working for Trico is the flexibility to be creative.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Pizza!
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: I thought Alligators were in the rivers and lakes.

 

Will
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Superspeed.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I enjoy coaching and encouraging them through different skills.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: I enjoy running different types of gym games, as well as warmup games.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: Can remember a fair number of birthdays!
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: Interesting and humorous quotes from children, as well as the enthusiasm and support from staff are what keep me here!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Meat pie on Nan bread.
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: Bells, buzzers and alarms always activated themselves.

Tory
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: I would like to have the superpower to fly so I wouldn’t have to pay for gas.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I enjoy working with kids because they come up with interesting games to play.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Skiing
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: Skiing, driving the bus, and going to the gym.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: I get to work with new people, kids and go on field trips!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Sushi
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: I was going to be working with kids when I got older.

Jenna
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: I would love to have the ability to fly so I can explore the world and fly above the clouds to see the stars at night.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: It is my passion to not only care for children, but also create meaningful experiences, friendships, and memories with them too.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Anything that the kids enjoy because I’m happy when they are happy and having fun.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I am an artist and I’ve been drawing since I was 7 years old.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: Being able to plan activities for the children along with working with the amazing staff and meeting the families.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Popcorn
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: That stuffed animals were alive so I would always read stories to them before bed.

Kathy
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Resilience
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: Every day is different. Challenging, delightfully chaotic and on many occasions extremely rewarding. Especially on “that” day when a child’s eyes light up after making a new friend, mastering a new physical skill, understanding a new concept, or creating an art project that they are incredibly proud of.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: ANY GAME (gym or outdoor) where everybody participates with great enthusiasm.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: Perhaps my creativity with arts and crafts.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The friendly, inclusive. Supportive and fun environment that my colleagues in the OSC program always strive to maintain in order to ensure that every workday is enjoyable and successful for everyone. YAY TEAM!!!
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Chocolate cake
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: For sure that I’d be an outrider in the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon races when I grew up.

Victoria
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: Telepathy + reading minds!
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: They have a positive outlook on life, and it translates into my day-to-day life.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Any parachute game or arts and crafts.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I can crochet!
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The team and the kiddos.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Sushi. Hands down.
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: If I ate a cherry seed a cherry tree would grow inside of me.

Monique
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: That’s tough question because I’m torn between telekinesis and teleportation. I’ve always wanted to have telekinesis so I could use it for self-defense and teleportation for traveling, haha.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: … they’re so funny, open, creative, and cheerful. They always brighten my day.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Any fun games lie Tic-Tac-Toe, Jenga, and hide and seek. I also love doing physical activities like badminton and dodgeball.
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: Writing and editing.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: …the cheery atmosphere that both the staff and children bring.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Kimbap or sushi! I love Korean and Japanese food.
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: … you could grow taller when you jump on New Year’s Eve. It’s a Filipino superstition that adults would tell the kids to do, haha.

Sammy
Educator

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: To disappear and reappear at will.
Q: I chose to work with kids because…
A: I will always be a kid at heart.
Q: My favorite activity to play with the kids is…
A: Dramatic Play “performances” such as dance routines, acting, etc
Q: A special skill I have that others think is cool/interesting?
A: I speak multiple languages and understand languages without knowing them sometimes.
Q: The best part about working at Trico is…
A: The facilities we can use to enhance the kids play experiences.
Q: I could eat this and never get sick of it!!!
A: Palak Paneer
Q: When I was a kid, I thought…
A: “Reality” was universal. On contrary its selectively ubiquitous.

Miriam
Programs Manager