Full name: Amy Cruson
Alternate and way more accurate name: Crafty Lady Extraordinaire
These are a few of my favourite things:
- Fitness and weight lifting
- Painting and general crafting
- Books: The Art of War
- Movies: Harry Potter and Princess Bride
Amy Cruson represents the applied art school, LaSalle College, in Vancouver, and has been working as a recruitment officer for LaSalle since 2017. Amy is a wonderful addition to our SUTIL team this year, due to both her vibrant and positive personality, and the unique opportunity her institution provides students! According to their website, LaSalle specializes in “Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, and 2D/3D Animation as well as on-line training programs in Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, Video Game 3D Modelling, and Administrative Assistant”. Having Amy bring this insight to the schools we travel to is an absolute privilege!
Going beyond this, however, working for LaSalle isn’t the only dimension of Amy that is notable! She is a football, soccer, piano and drama mom… a mom to four kids who needless to say, keep her on her toes! If that wasn’t enough, on top of having their own dog (Rexy, a cockapoo), they also foster for Lucky Paws Rescue, and are currently hosting an adorable two-year-old terrier cross named Paisley. When asked what she would do if she never had to sleep (and I’d guess this is a frequent wish of this busy lady!), she said “Traveling and tasting wines!”.
In short, Amy is a multifaceted lady whose interests extend to painting, pysanka, acrylic, metalsmithing, cooking, graphics, and photography. She is a vibrant light, and to close off this feature with her own advice to students, she wisely states that “Life is short and you need to do something you love even if it’s hard and you don’t have support. I promise you won’t regret it!”