Employee Spotlight: Ellen Nybida

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

The Rimrock Corporation team is made up of many hard working, talented individuals with interesting stories to tell. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll meet some of these people, learn what they do, and how they keep Rimrock exciting and fun.

This month we shine the light on Ellen Nybida, our project manager. Ellen was born in Thamesford, just outside of London, Ontario. Prior to working at Rimrock, Ellen worked as a data manager at a marketing company, and before that for a software company called Angus Systems, a property management software company.

When Ellen is not carting her son around to his karate, ninja and other sports, she enjoys working out, playing sports and spending time with friends and family.

Read on to learn more about Ellen.

What do you love most about working at Rimrock & how long have you been here?

I have been here for almost 3 months. I enjoy the ownership of my role within the company, the ability to learn while growing with the company. The team here is amazing, helpful and very welcoming.

What is your favorite place that you have visited and where is your next dream vacation spot?

I really enjoyed Hawaii where I got to visit Maui & Kona (my future retirement dreams). My dream vacation requires a lottery win where I would start in Japan, visiting my husband’s family and work my way down the coast visiting a few places I have been, and continue down through Malaysia, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and finishing in Hawaii before heading home.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

HA! But if that should happen…maybe Sandra Bullock?

What TV shows/music/apps/Podcasts are you currently obsessed with right now?

I don’t have much time for TV, but I enjoy either comedy or thought inducing thrillers when the opportunity to watch is available. The music I listen to in the car is usually rock/alternative rock to get me through the traffic. I change it up when I am running to something more upbeat and use classical or something with a good base tone to calm and relax.

If you could have a drink with anyone (fictional, alive, dead, famous, non-famous) who would it be and why?

My grandfather. He passed away when I was just under a year old and I want to know more about how he started his own garage (Three Bridges Automotive aka Pelton’s Garage), teaching my father his passion for that trade, his love for racing and other stories I have heard about.

Tell us a “fun fact” about yourself or your “secret talent” that your colleagues might not already know.

I have a birthmark that looks like a chocolate chip cookie… and I can bake some pretty good chocolate chip cookies (which my colleagues now know).

Any pet peeves?

My biggest pet peeve is when someone litters. There are garbage receptacles everywhere…why litter?!

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