Acres Women in Construction – Meet Dayna Goochey

Acres is celebrating ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค by highlighting the contributions of the wonderful women that make up our team!

Get to know Dayna Goochey, a Project Coordinator with Acresโ€™ Industrial Department.

๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ.

My role as a Project Coordinator is essentially to be the oil in the gears that helps a project move along smoothly. I get to wear many hats, which keeps every day exciting and fresh. From coordinating schedules, analyzing costs, liaising with subtrades, preparing reports, and visiting sites, I help ensure a project is completed on time and on budget.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง?

I grew up with my dad, uncles and family friends all in construction, so Iโ€™ve always been around it. Following university, where I studied business and accounting, I was hired by a civil construction company. I was the liaison between the office and field and essentially a translator since I understood both sides. I have a high level of respect for people who work with their hands, and I love being a part of building new things.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฃ๐จ๐›?

I am continuously growing my skills every day with the variety of tasks I get to take on. I love the new challenges and opportunities, while having an amazing team to learn from.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ?

Donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you that itโ€™s not your place. I am fortunate that I never felt like I had to overcome obstacles to enter the construction industry โ€“ I never saw a reason why I couldnโ€™t be in it. Having the influence of construction around me growing up, it just never occurred to me that women couldnโ€™t be in construction.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ?

I havenโ€™t really had any as I entered the construction industry in a small town that I grew up in and everyone was very respectful and supportive. Iโ€™m lucky and very grateful for that.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ?

I am proud of the well-rounded lifestyle Iโ€™ve been able to create for myself. Iโ€™ve worked in the construction industry as an Operations Assistant, and now as Project Coordinator, all while working with the Pemberton Canoe Association and the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club as a Competitive Coach and Camp Leader. I am also proud to be currently training for the Outrigger and Dragonboat races for the World Championships.

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