rennie team tuesday - Laura Barker

Meet Laura, a new member of our growing advisor team. Learn 9 fun things about Laura including what led her to a passionate career in real estate, her favourite travel memories, and a decompression method for stress.

What inspired you to join rennie
A close friend of mine introduced me to rennie and mentioned nothing but positive compliments towards the company. I now have experienced rennie's company culture and can concur with his statements.

What led you into the real estate industry
I have always been the type of person to do and try what my heart desires and go for opportunities when they present themselves. For 12 years, my profession was coaching strength and conditioning, training Olympians, NHL and AHL athletes, and a variety of rehabilitation. Throughout that career, I traveled from Ontario, then further west, then eventually settling in Squamish. On my journey, I have met so many different individuals and one of my clients planted the seed in my head to try something new. Ultimately, they helped guide me down the path I am on today.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you
I love film and photography! I spend a lot of my spare time photographing people, old cars, landscapes, and anything that sparks my interest!

A song you can sing word for word
Oh boy… too many! Play any Tragically Hip or Neil Young song and you’re guaranteed an impromptu serenading session.

What brings you the most joy
My family, my partner Dan, and my dog Lyla! We have always been such a close family. Despite now living across the country from some of them, we are probably closer now than ever. I talk to my mom almost daily for at least an hour, she is my biggest support.

A collection you have amassed
Not sure how it all started, but I have a collection of unique bottle openers and I find myself searching for them in different old shops. Now when friends or family travel, they usually bring me back a fun one to add to my growing collection.

A mantra to live by
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

A stand-out travel memory
In August 2020, my brother, his wife, and myself partook in a 4-day backpacking trip through Tombstone Territorial Park in Yukon. This challenge was physically and mentally the hardest thing I have ever done! However, the views, memories, and feeling of self-accomplishment were unlike anything I had ever experienced. It has pushed the boundaries of my thinking and drive in a very positive way!

A decompression method for stress
Going for a walk with Lyla while talking to my mom, a hot bath, or when possible, head out of service and camp for a few days!

 



Thank you Laura. Welcome to #teamrennie

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