1. What made you want to focus on working with nonprofits?
Ever since I was little, my mom always encouraged me to volunteer, and be active in my community. This led to me providing music therapy at senior care centers, participating in various clubs dedicated to community service, and coordinating workplace giving campaigns. I had always hoped that one day, I could dedicate my working hours to helping nonprofits make the world a better place, while leveraging the skills I had developed in high tech. I've seen and experienced the impact nonprofit organizations have on our neighbours and our communities, and I would much rather support the work of nonprofits than spend my time anywhere else.
2. How did you get started in the Salesforce ecosystem?
I had been working as an engineer in the semiconductor industry when I started looking into Salesforce. Luckily, a search within my network resulted in me reconnecting with a classmate from university, who coincidentally worked at a consulting company with multiple locations across Canada. One of those locations happened to be across the street! I was fortunate to have amazing mentors who taught me the ins and outs of the Salesforce platform, and gradually earned my stripes to eventually become a Salesforce Architect.
3. What made you want to join the Passion Fruit team?
When I entered the Salesforce ecosystem, it took me a year of consulting before I was able to switch focus from projects with for-profit companies to nonprofit organizations. When the opportunity at Passion Fruit opened up, it was a dream come true to work at a company that is wholly committed to supporting nonprofits. I realized that by joining PFP, I would be working with many wonderful organizations, alongside talented, like-minded individuals who care more about helping others than hitting ambitious revenue targets. Since becoming a part of the Passion Fruit family, I am reminded every day that I made the right choice.