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

Member Spotlight | Kaitlyn Philip

Meet Kaitlyn Philip, Project Coordinator for Wildsight Elk Valley, a Fernie based environmental non-profit. Kaitlyn joined 2nd Edition this month as a Hot Desk Member. Kaitlyn moved to Fernie in October 2020 with her best friend, Mikayla and her cat, Milk. Having recently started a new job working as a Project Coordinator for Wildsight Elk Valley, her average work day transitioned to primarily online. One of her main focuses while at the at the coworking space is a hydroponic container farm project with the target to grow fresh, local produce year round to provide to the Fernie community. Having a space to come and focus on her… Read More »Member Spotlight | Kaitlyn Philip

Happy Earth Day | Initiatives to Reduce our Impact on the Environment

2nd Edition Coworking is located in Fernie, a small mountain town in the spectacular Elk Valley which winds through the world-famous Canadian Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, Fernie is located on the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation whose history in this special part of the world stretches back for over 10,000 years. People move to Fernie for the love of nature and fresh air and strive for a work life balance. When opening 2nd Edition, this connection to nature and this mountain lifestyle was and continues to be taken into consideration. Below are a few initiatives in place to reduce our impact on… Read More »Happy Earth Day | Initiatives to Reduce our Impact on the Environment

Member Spotlight | Nicki McClung

Meet Nicki McClung Environmental Impact manager for Aritzia working remotely from Fernie B.C Nicki joined 2nd Edition when we first opened our doors in January as a Private Office Member. She had just recently relocated to Fernie from Seattle with her family and needed a quiet space to work. Nicki works remotely for Aritzia as their Environmental Impact Manager. She has been in this role for a little over six months and manages their climate, waste, operations and product circularity programs.  Q: What do you love most about your work? A: I get to work on so many amazing projects and I feel like I… Read More »Member Spotlight | Nicki McClung