Where Are They Now Series: Daniel Bott

Where Are They Now Series: Daniel Bott

Where Are They Now? Daniel Bott

Where Are They Now Series

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Daniel Bott

WHAT YEAR WERE YOU A CAP TEAM MEMBER?

2009

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH SINCE LEAVING THE CAP TEAM.

I went to the JIBC and joined the Ambulance.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB TITLE?

Primary Care Paramedic.

WHAT WERE YOUR CAREER GOALS WHEN YOU STARTED WITH THE CAP TEAM?

Police officer.

HOW DO YOU FEEL YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE CAP TEAM HELPED YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS?

It taught me to adapt to changes and to keep open to new ideas.

WHAT WAS THE MOST VALUABLE SKILL LEARNED ON THE JOB?  

Learning to talk to a variety of people in a variety of situations, time management and attention to detail.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE PROGRAM?

My CAP teammates. 2 best friends from that summer that I still see and we always bring up memories from that summer and tell stories over again.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER CURRENT AND FUTURE CAP TEAM MEMBERS?

Have fun. This job is one of the greatest experiences of my life and if you take some chances and enjoy yourself you’ll have friends and memories forever.

Additionally, you can learn more about the CAP team on our website here. You can also find us on Facebook here.

Where Are They Now Series: Daniel Bott

Where Are They Now Series: Kristina Moller

Where Are They Now? Kristina Moller

Where Are They Now Series

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Kristina Moller

WHAT YEAR WERE YOU A CAP TEAM MEMBER?

2015

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH SINCE LEAVING THE CAP TEAM.

After the CAP Team, I worked as an Employment Counsellor for adults with disabilities for about a year. I received my Bachelors Degree in 2014, majoring in Psychology. And I now live and work on a cattle ranch in the Cariboo area. I’m very fortunate to have also found a position that directly applies to my degree and that is also very flexible around the needs of the ranch.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB TITLE?

Case Worker for Victim Services with the RCMP

WHAT WERE YOUR CAREER GOALS WHEN YOU STARTED WITH THE CAP TEAM?

I was really passionate about Street Outreach with transient individuals and really looked up to Ken Salter who, at that time, held a position with ASK Wellness and provided a lot of hands-on orientation and training for new CAP Team members.

HOW DO YOU FEEL YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE CAP TEAM HELPED YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS?

The CAP Team provided a job that was very diverse and had a lot of different parts to it. I had to be able to transition between roles and quickly adapt if needed. And I had to learn to think quickly and be ready for anything. I also feel that this position helped me achieve my goals by valuing the importance of looking neat and tidy; to quote the CAP Team training manual, “you will be treated like a professional when you present yourself as such.”

WHAT WAS THE MOST VALUABLE SKILL LEARNED ON THE JOB?

I learned a lot of skills from Gay Pooler who was the General Manager of the KCBIA while I was on the CAP Team. At the time, I thought she was a little too tough but looking back now, I’m grateful for it. One of the most valuable things I learned was that when you are at work and especially on the CAP Team, you are an actor. As apart of the CAP Team, you are there to sell Downtown Kamloops and make it a great experience. You are not there to be angry or upset or worried about your personal life because that’s not what you are being paid to do and, quite frankly, it’s not your employers’ problem. I carry this with me today in my position and whenever someone asks me how I am doing during the workday, my answer is always, “I’m excellent, how are you?”

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE PROGRAM?

I really enjoyed all the walking and biking (with the exception of biking up First Ave., which I did not ever accomplish). I wish I had a FitBit back then!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER CURRENT AND FUTURE CAP TEAM MEMBERS?

Purchase a good pair of shoes and don’t forget your radio!

Additionally, if you’d like to learn more about the CAP team, you can find some information on our website here. And you can find us on Facebook here.