Staff Spotlight: Jonathan
How long have you worked at Danali?
September 26th 1996 was my first day of work at Danali. 23 years! How the hell did that happen?! I guess when you love what you do, time flies!
What is your favourite part of working at Danali and why?
Some of my favourite aspects to my work at Danali is the teamwork and feeling of family both with my coworkers and our clients. We sure have a lot of laughs. And we get a little work done too!
What are your favourite places in Winnipeg?
I would have to say that my top 3 places in Winnipeg have really evolved over the 3ish years of having a perma-grin over my twin boys. So in no particular order, my wife Beth and I enjoy taking the boys to The Forks. There’s always a good time to be found. We also love the feel of the Exchange District. Oh, and we like being home.
What inspires you?
I love the inspiration and energy I get from our Danali buying trips. Hard not to be inspired, by the way! We work hard and have a lot of fun. I love seeing the way people from all over the world put themselves together. Such amazing style out there. Then to see the amazing clothing we buy come into the shop, and be able to put it on our clients. That’s what inspires me.
What are your favourite things to do outside of work?
Outside of work I really love to be with my family. And we love eating great food, all the time. It’s easy with so many great restaurants in Winnipeg and my wife being a chef. Another favourite thing I love to do outside of work, is work, on MIZB. Made in Zaida’s Basement is a jewelry and leather goods brand that I make by hand.