When asked to list things she loves, Erin Zatylny is quick with her top three – her significant other, her horses, Zar and Big Red, and agriculture. “It may be cliché, but I really do want to play a role in advancing agriculture through working with clients, and sharing their pride with other growers and people outside of ag,” she says.
Erin brings that love of agriculture, and real world experience to the work she does as Account Executive at WS. “I want to dive deeper into what our clients need, and why, so that we can create something that they can stand behind and be proud of,” says Erin. “The heroes of the story are ranchers, growers and the agri-businesses that surround them, and I want to be part of telling that story.” Erin’s experience includes roles at AdFarm as a Project Manager and Producer, as well as Production Manager and Art Director at the Canadian Hereford Association’s Canadian Hereford Digest.
But it’s definitely not all work and no play for Erin. She has a love for quirky art (her horse, Zar, even paints), photography and DIY projects – including an assortment of plastic dinosaurs adorned with gold leaf, which she made. And she’s well traveled, highlighting Iceland, Dubai and Zanzibar among some of her favourite stops to date. Next up? “The top of my travel bucket list is Mongolia. I want to go on a camel safari and sleep in a yurt for a week.”
We’ve enjoyed Erin’s first few months on the WS team. That positive, adventure-chasing spirit translates into an Account Executive who tackles every challenge, deadline and project we can throw at her – with humour, and a smile. And as an added treat, a visit to her desk means time spent with the massive cow painting she has adorning her space – a little nod to ag in our downtown Calgary office.
Touch base with Erin on LinkedIn, and let her know what’s on your travel bucket list.