Acres is celebrating 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 by highlighting the contributions of the wonderful women that make up our team!
Get to know Dayna Goochey, a Project Coordinator with Acres’ Industrial Department.
𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫.
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.
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
I grew up with my dad, uncles and family friends all in construction, so I’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.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐛?
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.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲?
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it’s not your place. I am fortunate that I never felt like I had to overcome obstacles to enter the construction industry – I never saw a reason why I couldn’t be in it. Having the influence of construction around me growing up, it just never occurred to me that women couldn’t be in construction.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲?
I haven’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. I’m lucky and very grateful for that.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟?
I am proud of the well-rounded lifestyle I’ve been able to create for myself. I’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.