Featured Member: Amy Cruson

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!”


Even though I am over a half a Century old, I have been inspired by the group to go for higher education. I have applied to the University of Regina and I got accepted. I plan on taking classes there and there and I pray and hope I will be successful to obtain two more degrees before I reach age 55. I want to be a role model for the students, my family, and the community. Before retiring I will tackle Masters.

Jimmy Charles
Stanley Mission Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial High School

I really appreciate the SUTIL group and connections of associate members.  This makes planning a career day so much easier.  Thank you!

Shelly Fransoo
John Paul II Collegiate

Great Opportunity to allow students and parents to get the information from the institutions themselves.

John Svenson
Melville Comprehensive

Fantastic service to students in remote areas many of whom are not exposed to their opportunities in life.

Clarence Neault
Senator Myles Venne School

Was a great morning!  Kids were highly engaged and had the opportunity to see a lot of options for post secondary!

Michelle Wolf
Carnduff Education Complex

Easy to plan. Great opportunity for students! Presenters were excellent and engaging. I thought it was great. Good diversity of options for students. Awesome!

Jeff Pederson
Aden Bowman

The event is very well organized and provides students with a great student:presenter ratio.

Darin Faubert
Wadena Composite

Looking forward to having you come again next year.

Ryan Johnson
Davidson and Kenaston School

The SUTIL Booths Only event allows students and parents/guardians to connect with recruiters from a wide variety of institutions and receive pertinent information firsthand in a relaxed atmosphere.

Donna Bouchard
Marion M. Graham Collegiate

I appreciate the ease of planning this event. Communication was excellent and efficient.  I love the SWAG that students and I get.

Bonnie Baron-Williams
Thom Collegiate

I appreciate all of the communication from the institutes ! Everything is well organized! Thanks!

Kipp Bayer
Sturgis Composite School

Happy Friday the 13th of December,

Thank you for The SUTIL Scoop and the SUTIL team visit at Rhoda Hardlotte Keethanow High School in Northern Saskatchewan. I noticed some of the team members were into Volleyball during the noon hour. Maybe that is how the team works; to have fun and to laugh and to warm up before presenting to the students and staff. Great Team! Thank you once again, SUTIL Team.

Jimmy Charles
Guidance Counselor-Stanley Mission

Hi Linda and Cheryl,

Thank you on behalf of Nutana Collegiate for bringing your event to our students. I have been hearing nothing but positive feedback in the building since this morning. Being new in the career facilitator role in my building, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for having such a well-organized and easy (from the host school perspective) event to offer to my students. All of the hard work that you have put in is much appreciated. I look forward to future events.

Shona Iverson-Career Facilitator
Nutana Collegiate

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