morr@emcn.ab.ca

MELANI ORR

director of people & communications

Where did you grow up?

I have fond memories of Kearns, Utah. When we migrated to Canada we settled an a small hamlet of Nestow about 25 kilometre east of Westlock. My mom had 81 acres of wild-lands. Coming from the big night lit and noisy city, the first things we got – even before running water or permanent shelter was a yard light!

What is your favourite quote?

It’s long but has had such a significance impact on me and my owning my power. It’s been modified to speak to me. “I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in any environment or setting. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a human being in this world, I possess a tremendous power to make an other’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a person is humanized or dehumanized.”
– Haim Ginott

Which person do you most admire?

My mom, she was everything!

Who are your favourite writers?

My favourite author is Dr. Seuss, as a child it rhythmic and whimsical but asan adult it is inspiring and wise. “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”

What is your favourite movie?

A Fish Called Wanda and Princess Bride

What is your motto?

Mission First , Troop Always

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