Staff Feature: Alanna
We sat down with Alanna, one of our Journeyman Cabinet Makers to learn more about her and her time at Delton Cabinets.
Q: Tell us more about you and your time with Delton Cabinets
A: I started with Delton in late 2006. At first I was a labourer. I helped with the shipping and moving cabinets around. I have a degree in biology, but I soon realized I didn’t want to do that. My other interests were art and woodworking. I was volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and realized that I really like building things, and that’s how I decided to become a Journeyman Cabinet Maker. I enrolled with NAIT and completed the program in 2013.
Q: What’s your favourite part of working for Delton Cabinets?
A: I really like the products we make. These are really nice cabinets and I can legitimately get behind the products we are creating. My day-to-day really varies. I am usually working in the mill but I float between other departments to help where needed.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I have a two year old at home, so that keeps me very busy! I also have a passion for indoor rock climbing and I have been doing that since 2002.
Q: What are some of your favourite projects that you have worked on?
A: One of my favourite projects was working on a huge hickory wine cabinet project. It was built for a wine room for one of our clients. It was big and fancy! The project stands out to me because it was very unique and challenged us, but it turned out amazing.
Q: If you had to pick your favourite kind of cabinet, what would you choose?
A: I would say Walnut. The grain is really rich in colour and there’s a lot of depth to it when it’s finished.