Posted by: dbradbury | September 29, 2010

Introducing Ashley MacDonald, Our Social Media Coordinator

Earlier this month I introduced blog readers to Grant Wade, Catering Sales Manager, here at the Westin Nova Scotian.  I thought you may be interested in meeting Ashley MacDonald.  Ashley holds the newly created position of Social Media Coordinator, however she is not new to the Westin.  Ashley’s career began here in 2006 as a Front Desk agent and before leaving to spread her wings and expand her knowledge she had move into our Reservations Department.  Here is a glimpse in to the exciting world of Ashley MacDonald, (in her words)…

  1. Raised in Cape Breton, NS.  Born in Edmonton, Alberta
  2. Went to Cape Breton University for Psychology and changed my mind
  3. Went to the Nova Scotia Community College for a diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management (has Psychology ever helped me in this industry!)
  4. Graduated as Valedictorian in 2007
  5. Did my co-op at the Westin and still here!
  6. Transferred to Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) to the Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management – 3 courses left to my degree
  7. Spent 6 months in Spain on an exchange with MSVU. Studied at a private university as part of a certificate for International Sustainable Tourism Management (the first certificate for this ever)
  8. Now chair the SustainabiliTEAM here at the Westin
  9. Visited 8 countries while there including Morocco, Africa (see below)
  10. Paraglided in Granada, Spain off of a mountain 1400 feet in the air 
  11. Got engaged under the Eiffel Tower
  12. My passion is sustainability and traveling
  13. My other passions include wine, beer, and food! Love to visit wineries, breweries, and vineyards!
  14. Love camping, outdoors, nature, yoga, writing, UFC, and soccer.
  15. My favorite places are Disney World, Spain, and the Cabot Trail..working on having my wedding at our sister property Keltic Lodge in 2012
  16. Hoping to one day have a job dedicated to sustainable tourism, possibly teaching.

Ashley in a small city outside of Fes, Morocco.

Thanks Ashley!

You can catch up with Ashley Tweeting and Facebooking about the Westin and our Nova Scotia Signature Resorts through our websites.

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