We've been thrilled to welcome some new team members to Roundhouse recently! Among them is Mike Glazier, our new community lead. Now that he's all settled in, we had him share a bit about himself, so you can get to know him better.
What inspired you to want to join the team at Roundhouse?
The space, the team, the projects and being at MacEwan! I wanted to work at a place where I am genuinely excited to show up and invest myself every day and since Roundhouse opened, I knew it was a special place that I would thrive in and enjoy.
What were you up to prior to joining the Roundhouse team?
Before Roundhouse, I worked for the City of Edmonton doing various things internally and externally facing. My favourite project I was a part of was the Goatworks program that saw 400 goats come to Rundle Park to manage invasive species (a.k.a. eat weeds). I was responsible for developing educational programming for kids, university students, and the general public on goats and sustainable parkland management!
Before that, I worked for the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) as Manager of Programs and Services. Our team was responsible for the Student Food Bank, International Student Partnership Program, Peer Support, Safe Walk, Student Refugee Program and many more amazing student initiatives.
What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re not at work?
I coach with Special Olympics Edmonton. I have been coaching basketball for four years and will be going into my second year with the curling team! Two of the curling teams won silver at the Alberta Winter Games!!
What are your top three favourite podcasts?
Freakonomics, 99% Invisible, Ear Hustle.
Tell us something we would be surprised to know about you.
I taught myself how to swim at age 21 (in the MacEwan pool too!)
What are you most looking forward to about your new position at Roundhouse?
I am looking forward to meeting all the members in the space and learning about the initiatives they are working on and also working with them on how to grow their ideas into their vision...and of course the pong table game.
What is your mantra, or words to live by?
It’s a tie between “We rise by lifting others” and “Teamwork makes the dream work!”