Executive Director

Member Spotlight | Jordan Copestake

  Meet Jordan Copestake,  Jordan manages operations for a Natural Resource Training Group. She joined us at 2nd Edition Coworking back in April as a Hot Desk Member and has recently moved into a Dedicated Desk Membership! Read her full bio below! Q) What is your title/position? A) I’m the Operations Manager for Natural Resources Training Group. We specialize in providing practical courses and online learning opportunities for students and professionals in environmental monitoring, natural resources, and land guardianship. My role mostly focuses on our internal processes, and systems – I don’t typically venture into the field with our fabulous instructors.  Q) How long have… Read More »Member Spotlight | Jordan Copestake

Member Spotlight | Gabriel Cote-Valiquette

  Meet Gabriel and the AmbassodorWild Team! Gabriel works for Tourism Fernie as the program manager for the AmbassadorWILD program. This program is a 3-year pilot project that started in the summer of 2022 and is hoping to be able to continue their work in the years to come.  Q. Why did you join 2nd Edition Coworking? I work for Tourism Fernie, which has its offices at the Visitor Information Center (VIC). The program I work for, called AmbassadorWILD, is a 3-year pilot project that started in the summer of 2022. Since there were no additional offices available at VIC at the time, Tourism Fernie… Read More »Member Spotlight | Gabriel Cote-Valiquette

Member Spotlight | Carmen Smith

Meet Carmen Smith! She is the owner of Three Sisters Driving School in Fernie, BC.  Carmen joined 2nd Edition Coworking to have a workspace downtown and avoid communicating between home and driving lessons. As a hotdesk member, she enjoys working at a desk without the distractions of being at home, resulting in increased efficiency and better time management. Q. What do you work on at 2nd Edition Coworking?  A. When I’m at the coworking space, I handle various tasks such as checking my schedule, completing registrations, preparing lesson plans, reviewing students’ progress, researching ideas for program development, and managing online banking and bookkeeping tasks. Q.… Read More »Member Spotlight | Carmen Smith

Member Spotlight | Anne Keery

Meet Anne Keery, owner of an online marketing and media business called Alpine Trail Press. Her focus is on affiliate and display advertising.  Anne is an active member on the Fernie Pride Society Board, and volunteers for Skate Canada Figure Skating Evaluator. As a dedicated desk member, Anne appreciates having a work environment outside of her house where she can work alongside more people. She loves the location of 2nd Edition Coworking as it allows her to be close to all the businesses downtown! Its a bonus she is able to start and finish her day with a walk to and from work. Q. How… Read More »Member Spotlight | Anne Keery

Member Spotlight | Robyn Peel

Meet Robyn Peel, Community Economic Development Coordinator with Community Futures East Kootenay, an organization that helps to foster strong, resilient local economies by promoting economic development and the creation of jobs and wealth across the East Kootenay Region.   As a hot desk member at 2nd Edition Coworking, Robyn appreciates the opportunity for different thoughts, focus & insight that comes with a change of scene.  During her time at the office, she is nurturing partnerships, inspiring innovative thinking, developing & sharing best practice & promoting collaboration across the whole East Kootenay region, ensuring our communities are vibrant places to live, work & visit.   Being the community minded person that she… Read More »Member Spotlight | Robyn Peel

Employee Spotlight | Sandra Robertson

  Meet Sandra Robertson, Pilates studio owner turned part-time receptionist at 2nd Edition Coworking.  Allergic to sitting still, Sandra begins every day with a goal to make at least one person smile. Usually this is achieved by sharing a good pun. Sandra joined the 2nd Edition Coworking team after she had to make the tough decision to permanently close her Pilates studio due to the 2020/21/22 debacle…Enthralled by the world of business, she’s looking forward to spending her days with fascinating people who call 2nd Edition Coworking their “Work away from home.” Q: What do you love most about being a 2nd Edition Coworking employee?… Read More »Employee Spotlight | Sandra Robertson

Member Spotlight | Melissa Makepeace

Meet Melissa Makepeace, Owner & Guide of Mountain Addicts, a guiding and instruction company operating out of Fernie and Revelstoke. Melissa is a private office member at 2nd Edition Coworking. When in the office, she is usually working through her overflowing inbox, taking bookings and reservations, sending out trip logistics, scheduling, payroll, accounting, advertising and all the things that make a business function. Having a dedicated workspace at 2nd Edition has helped to create more home/work life balance. Q: What do you love most about your work? A: When I’m not in the coworking space, I’m working in the field ski guiding and teaching, which is where I really… Read More »Member Spotlight | Melissa Makepeace

Member Spotlight | Scott Tibballs

Meet Scott Tibballs, Editor of The Free Press newspaper which covers Elk Valley and South Country. While his title is Editor, Scott also does reporting, photography and page layout. Scott has worked at The Free Press for just over a year but has been in journalism since 2014.  2nd Edition Coworking is located in the Historical Free Press building. When the Fernie Chamber of Commerce took over the lease to create a coworking space, The Free Press remained in the building as our anchor tenant. Scott was one of the first people to work out of the newly renovated space in one of the private offices.… Read More »Member Spotlight | Scott Tibballs

Member Spotlight | Mikayla Reid

Meet Mikayla Reid, owner of MIMI Marketing Co. a digital marketing company that focuses on helping small businesses experience long-term growth by coordinating digital marketing strategies. This includes but is not limited to social media, graphic design, website management, email marketing and SEO.  Mikayla moved to Fernie in September 2020 after hearing rave reviews about the community. She joined 2nd Edition as a hot desk member in May because she was finding that being self employed and working from home was diminishing her work life balance. She wanted to have a dedicated space for work and another space dedicated to living and relaxing. Since joining 2nd… Read More »Member Spotlight | Mikayla Reid

Member Spotlight | Todd Penke

Meet Todd Penke, a Strategy/Project Management Consultant specializing in the social impact sector (he too is trying to figure out what that actually means) and board member for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.  Todd joined 2nd Edition in January as a Hot Desk Member to be able to have a hard break between home and office while working remotely. He values the Coworking space because it is inexpensive, right in town and filled with cool people (it also saves him from eating his weight in snacks each day at home). Q: What do you love most about your work? A: I really like that I get… Read More »Member Spotlight | Todd Penke