Introducing Katherine Taylor
I have been the Program Coordinator at Astonished for the past three years and it has been WONDERFUL. Thank you to the Astonished! Community for everything. My experience has been one in a million and I could not have done it without the support of each and every one of you. I fully believe in the good work that Astonished! does and am thrilled to have watched it grow and change during my time with it.
Now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Katherine Taylor. She is taking over the role of Program Coordinator and is lovely, bright, and just the right person for the job. I know that Katherine will do great things for Astonished! and I am so excited to watch her (from afar!) in action. Astonished! is lucky to have gotten her and she is so lucky to have gotten Astonished! Over to you, Katherine!
Thank-you Ella! It has been such a pleasure learning the ways of Astonished! from such an amazing individual. I am very sad to see Ella go, but also extremely excited for this new opportunity.
A little about myself:
Like Ella mentioned previously, my name is Katherine Taylor. I come from a small town in Saskatchewan, and am happy to reside in Regina again! I completed my Kinesiology degree in the Fall of 2014 from the University of Regina, and then moved to Saskatoon to accept a position with a physiotherapy clinic. Although I enjoyed my time in Saskatoon, I knew Regina was a place that I soon wanted to get back to! Working with the disAbility community has always been a significant part of my life. Throughout high school I volunteered with the Parkland Therapeutic Riding Association, and then once moving to Regina, I found myself involved with organizations such as Creative Options Regina, Best Buddies, and Camp Easter Seal. These organizations expanded my knowledge, experience, and love for this field of work. Some of my favourite things to do are going home to visit the farm, spending time with friends, travelling, and camping in the summertime with my boyfriend. I hope to soon get to know more individuals involved with the Astonished! community as my time here continues!
Although on maternity leave …I try to stay current with all things Astonished! This blog post by far has been the most emotional!
Ella, I’m going to miss you dearly. Our time together building and helping to shape Astonished! will forever be cherished. You my dear are a wonderful person and such an important part of Astonished! Thank-you!
Katherine, I look forward to working with you! You are in the great hands of the Astonished! core members and I trust they will show you the ropes! We are thankful to have you join this wonderful community! See you in September (actually I’ll see you tomorrow for lunch!).
Thanks Bonnie! We miss Ella already! This has been such a welcoming community, I look forward to working closer with you when September comes!
Good bye Ella and enjoy your next adventures.
Hello Katherine. Same message for you. Welcome to your new adventures.
From Jayne, an A! Groupie
Thank-you Jayne, I look forward to all of the new adventures!
I have been on the periphery of Astonished! from its inception and I’m thrilled to see it thriving. I shall continue to send energy and money as I’m able with the intention of keeping this organization growing and changing to meet the needs of the population it serves.
Well done, Ella! Carry on, Katherine! All the best to all!