Get to know the People behind your Parkwood home! 

A member of our team for over 12 years – meet Jill, Area Sales Manager in
Aurora & Glenridding Ravine!

What do you like most about your job at Parkwood?
I love working for Parkwood because it is a family-owned business

What is your favorite home model?
My favorite home that we build would have to be the Oakdale Park.

What is a hobby you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy golfing. 

Be sure to stop by and say “hi” to Jill while you tour our Newport II show home in Glenridding Ravine!

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Ever wondered who designs the floorplan of our homes? Meet Iris, one of Parkwood’s Architectural Technologists and a member of our team for 6 years.

During her time with Parkwood, Iris’ skills and talents have flourished. She has a wonderful attitude and is a top performer. Iris also recently celebrated receiving her Canadian Citizenship and the Parkwood Team could not be prouder!  

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Bangkok, which is a capital city of Thailand. I moved to Canada in 2010 to continue my education after graduating high school in Thailand. I also wanted to seek better opportunities and gain new experiences in a different country.

What did you do prior to working at Parkwood?
I studied at NAIT in the Architectural Technology program, so Parkwood is actually my first professional job.

What do you like most about your job at Parkwood?
I love how I can use my creativity and knowledge to help customers design their dream homes. With the opportunity for homeowners to personalize, no two homes are ever the same.

What is a hobby you do in your spare time?
I spend most of my time listening to music and playing guitar. I also love travelling, exploring different places and cultures. My most recent trip was back to Thailand, mostly for family, but I also visited Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand and some beaches near Bangkok.

Where was your favorite travel destination? 
My favorite place I have visited is Peru. Machu Picchu, and the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca). They are incredibly breathtaking!

What are you most looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to the summer of course J. I would love to go back to Tofino, BC again for surfing.

Say hello to Joe, Parkwood’s Assistant Controller!

Celebrating his 5th Anniversary with Parkwood this year, Joe is someone you can always count on. His dedication and knowledge to Parkwood and the home building industry is something that does not falter.  We have had the pleasure of watching Joe’s level of professionalism grow through the years, starting straight from college to a leader in our accounting department.  The confidence that CPA has instilled in Joe has brought an acute awareness to the accounting department that we couldn’t be happier with.    

What roles have you had at Parkwood?
When I first started in 2014, I was an “Accounting Assistant” working in Accounts Payable. Then 2015 moved into the position of “Accountant” overseeing accounts payable, overhead budgeting and other misc. responsibilities. Mid-2016, I transitioned to “Senior Accountant” assisting the Controller in daily accounting operations, Accounts Receivable, and more involved in interacting with lawyers, etc. March 2018 I started in the “Assistant Controller” role taking on added responsibilities with projections, analysis, and daily operations.

What did you do prior to working at Parkwood?
I worked in Accounts Receivable and various other positions for a traffic control company in St. Albert for 4 years.

What do you like most about your job at Parkwood?
There is always variety in what I do, whether it is a new project, analysis or task. The people at Parkwood always make it enjoyable to come to work as well.

Tell us about your family!
Married my wife Bailey in 2013. We have two kids, our son Porter is 3 and daughter Georgie is 1 and they keep us busy!

What is a hobby you do in your spare time?
We live on a farm and enjoy spending time and keeping busy with our animals (chickens and cows)

What are you most looking forward to this year?
Looking forward to completing most of my courses towards my CPA accounting designation.

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Meet Karen – our Area Sales Manager in Edgemont Ravines and the Arbours of Keswick, a member of our team for over 3 years.

What do you like about working at Parkwood?
I love working with Parkwood customers and personalizing their dream homes!

What is your favorite home model?
I love the Westport, which also just happens to be my showhome in Keswick. 

What did you do prior to working at Parkwood?
Before working with Parkwood, I was in the survey supply industry for 30 years and had my own company for 12 years. I then took a 5 year break before joining our team. 

What is a hobby you do in your spare time?
In my free time, I like to play tennis and golf.

Be sure to stop by and visit her showhome as she is ready and waiting to help you build your perfect Parkwood home! 

Adding style and personalization to Parkwood’s homes –
meet Dustin,
our Interior Designer

Joining the team almost two years ago, our Interior Designer, Dustin brings experience, new ideas and on-trend vision to all of our homes. Dustin understands that the essence of interior design is and always will be about the people and how they live. Coming to Parkwood with a vision and the pure grit, he epitomizes Parkwood’s “We Start With You” value; his enthusiasm and energy resonates at every design meetings he has with our homeowners. We are thrilled to have him on our team.        

What did you do prior to working at Parkwood? 
I worked for a smaller custom homebuilder in Lethbridge as an Interior Designer & Sales Assistant, before relocating to Edmonton.

What do you like most about your job at Parkwood? 
My favorite part about working at Parkwood is that no two days are the same. I get the pleasure of working on many unique and exciting projects such as the Full House Lottery Dream Homes! 

What is your favorite Parkwood home model? 
The ‘Woodbury’, mainly because I had a large hand in designing the floor plan! Check it out for yourself at our Woodbury show home in Rosenthal, in West Edmonton!

What is one of your favorite customer homes you have worked on?
It would have to be a custom Saffron Park Royale III. This home featured a 2-way fireplace between the den and living room, curved staircase, navy blue Chef’s Kitchen with 3D tile backsplash and a fully tiled Ensuite shower with quartz bench – stunning! 

What is a hobby you do in your spare time? 
I enjoy spending time in the sun and travelling. I recently returned from an Alaskan cruise!

What are you most looking forward to this year? 
I am looking forward to finishing my backyard landscaping and travelling to New York City in this month! I am also very excited to be working on our 2020 Full house Lottery Dream Home – stay tuned for more details early next year!