All posts by Kady Hobbins

Employee Spotlight: Tyrel Supernault

Meet Tyrel Supernault, Supervisor at Northern Mat & Bridge. Tyrel works mainly in Dawson Creek and surrounding parts of British Columbia, and has a cool background and an entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about Tyrel:

What’s your favourite part of working at Northern Mat & Bridge?
My favourite thing about Northern Mat & Bridge is the structure of the company and the opportunities.
 
If you weren’t a Supervisor at NMB, what job would you like to have?
I think I would love a sales position. I owned a skate/snow/surf shop for 16 years and I love interacting with clients and providing professional advice and being able to exceed expectations.
 
How did you first decide to apply at NMB?
What attracted me to Northern Mat is the core company values.
 
If you had a time machine that only worked once, what year would you travel to and why?
If I had a time machine, I would travel to the time of the construction of Pyramids of Giza.
 
What’s your favourite meal?
I can’t pick one favourite!
 
What’s your favourite movie?
My favourite movie is TombStone: “I’m your huckleberry!”
 
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
 I can’t live without my skateboard.
 
When it comes to snacks, do you like salty, sweet or both?
Salty. I’m sweet enough.
 
If you could retire on the beach or in the country, which would you choose?
I will retire on the beach.
 
Say hi to Tyrel next time you visit Dawson Creek or see him around the offices! If you want to nominate someone as a featured NMB team member, please email .

Employee Spotlight: Jaime Brito

Meet Jaime Brito, Business Development at Northern Mat and Bridge – East. Jaime has been a part of the team since January 2018. Learn more about Jaime and why he’s proud to work here:

What’s your favourite part of working at Northern Mat and Bridge?
Definitely our people. We have a great team here in the Eastern Division (and the company as a whole), and we all get along very well. Everyone is dedicated to achieving the best results for our business, and our customers. Being part of a dedicated team is very important to me.
 
If you weren’t in business development at NMB, what job would you like to have?
VP, Eastern Canada. He has a unique role in which he oversees and manages multiple departments of our Eastern division. It would allow me to learn all aspects of the business, and then utilize various skills to help develop and lead with perspective, from all sides of the business.
 
How did you first decide to apply at NMB?
A former colleague of mine joined NMB, and had nothing but great things to say about the company and the team. Once I met some of the management team, and got to know more about the company and it’s services, I definitely saw the potential in the development role for new segments. It’s been a great challenge.
 
If you had a time machine that only worked once, what year would you travel to and why?
I would have to travel to Year 0, and meet Jesus. I know it’s an odd choice, but there’s no one that’s more famous or has had a greater impact on generations of society than him. If you could only meet one person, I think the most polarizing and influential name in human history would be the most interesting choice.
As for a particular time period, I would say the 60’s. Many iconic moments; be it landing on the moon, the civil rights movement, technological advancements, the love generation, you name it. It was an interesting time for sure.
 
What’s your favourite meal?
Everyone loves a great steak or moms home cooking, but if there’s one dish I can eat anytime/anywhere, it’s chicken wings. They always hit the spot.
 
What’s your favourite movie?
I know it’s cliché, but it has to be The Godfather series. Doesn’t matter how many times I’ve watched it, if it’s on TV, I’ll make time to watch it again.
 
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Music. Regardless of your mood or present situation, Music always adds something special to it.
 
When it comes to snacks, do you like salty, sweet or both?
I’d have to say both. My weaknesses are Ms. Vicki’s Chips for the salty side, and Sour Keys for the sweet tooth.
 
If you could retire on the beach or in the country, which would you choose?
The countryside. The beach is always great to visit, but having my own little piece out in the countryside is where I would want to retire.
 
Say hi to Jaime next time you visit our East division or see him around! If you want to nominate someone as a featured NMB team member, please email .

Employee Spotlight: Daryl Northrup

Meet Daryl Northrup, Dispatch at Northern Mat and Bridge. Daryl has been a part of the team for five years. Learn more about Daryl and why he’s proud to work here:

What’s your favourite part of working at Northern Mat and Bridge?
I love the challenges each day – there’s always a new puzzle for me to solve. The main reason has to be the people, though – knowing that I get to work with such great team members who love what they do is one of the reasons I come to work happy.
 
If you weren’t a dispatcher at NMB, what job would you like to have?
I’d love to be the CEO, or the VP of Operations.
 
How did you first decide to apply at NMB?
I was out for lunch with a friend and some employees of Northern Mat. Usually when you ask people where they work, they usually have at least one bad thing to say, but that wasn’t the case. It was so refreshing to hear from so many people who loved their jobs – I immediately asked them who to send my resumé to.
 
If you had a time machine that only worked once, what year would you travel to and why?
I would travel to 1980 and invest in Apple and Microsoft.
 
What’s your favourite meal?
It’s gotta be steak – I love Alberta beef.
 
What’s your favourite movie?
The Last of the Mohicans.
 
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My kids.
 
When it comes to snacks, do you like salty, sweet or both?
Salty – movie popcorn loaded with butter is one of my faves.
 
If you could retire on the beach or in the country, which would you choose?
The beach.
 
Say hi to Daryl next time you’re in the dispatch office or see him around! If you want to nominate someone as a featured NMB team member, please email .