What is your idea of a perfect day?
“Every day I come to work in Millbrook is an ideal day for me. I love seeing all of the team and working closely with them. I particularly enjoy it when something challenging is happening. For me, it’s a sign Nexicom is growing and developing and striving to be the best.”
Where do you eat lunch in Millbrook?
“I try to eat healthy so I try and stick to a routine. I go over to the Foodland and I usually pick up a salad, some yogurt and an apple.”
What about when you’re in Peterborough?
“I eat at Gerti’s and I always have the salmon. In fact, I was just there last night and Gerti said to me, ‘Paul, there are other things on the menu. Why don’t you try something else?'”
What is your greatest memory of childhood?
“Coming to work with my father. He would pack a light lunch of bread and some sardines and we would go and sit by the water. My father liked to tell stories about what he’d done and where he’d been. I spent a lot of time listening and learning from him.”
You’re very outgoing. Is there anything that’s private for you?
“My writing. I share it with very few people.”
What is your greatest hope for the communities you serve with your communications company?
“I want to see all of the areas we serve, to grow and develop. It’s our job to support people so that their businesses and the economy thrives.
The best way we can do that is by continuing to enhance the level of expertise and service we provide.
We need to constantly be engaged with communities to see how we can best serve them. We recently provided wired Internet access to the community of Mount Pleasant, involving about four kilometers of new fiber optic cable.
This gives customers in this village state-of-the-art technology at competitive, urban pricing. It also meant we had to go door to door to ensure everything was running smoothly and people were satisfied.”
Do you have any secret pleasures?
“Auctions. Live and silent. I love the excitement of getting a great find. For my staff it’s not so thrilling, because whatever I get usually ends up here at the office.”
All photos by Carol Lawless