Life at Northland

Here at Northland, our people are our strength. With over 200 locations of business and more than 13,000 employees, we provide opportunity for growth, the longevity of careers, relationships and create great pride in our teams. Here are some Northland employee highlights and great stories.

Rene Ortiz

Rene Ortiz

Regional Training Manager | Moxie’s

Rene joined Moxie’s in 2007 on a day he describes as lucky 07/07/2007. He started his journey as a busser and quickly took on the challenge of becoming an expert at every front-of-house position at Moxie’s: server, bartender, supervisor, and manager. Upon graduation, Rene decided to make Moxie’s his career choice because…

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Anna Bouwers

Anna Bouwers

Director, Operations BC & US | Moxies

Anna has been a team member at Moxies since 2009. She leads by example and has a passion for delivering excellent guest experiences, creating energetic and rewarding work environments for her teams, and effectively driving day-to-day operations to ensure success. She began her career as the General Manager Designate at Moxies…

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Olivia Maiolo

Olivia Maiolo

Assistant Manager | Chop Meadowvale

Olivia’s journey at Chop began five years ago after searching for a serving job online and coming across a Chop job posting. Although she had heard of Chop, she had never dined there before. Despite this, she went for an open interview and was offered a job as a server. The Meadowvale team welcomed Olivia with open arms…

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Pawan Kumar

Pawan Kumar

General Manager | Denny’s Millwoods

Pawan joined Denny’s Sherwood Park location in 2014 as a Food Service Supervisor under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. As Pawan started his new career in Canada, he had no idea that these first few decisions would start him on a path that would introduce him to new possibilities…

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Genet Beyene

Genet Beyene

Certified Trainer | Denny’s Calgary West

Genet Beyene joined the Denny’s Calgary West team in June 2008 as a Server. During the interview, her attitude and passion towards guest service made her a great addition to the Denny’s family. To this day, her genuine care for our guests and colleagues continues to shine through; it’s obvious that both her energy…

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Kondal Merupati

Kondal Merupati

Certified Trainer | Deerfoot Meadows – Calgary

Kondal Reddy Merupati joined the Denny’s Lethbridge team in March 2012 as a Temporary Foreign Worker. In 2015 he relocated to Calgary, where he joined the Denny’s Deerfoot Meadows team. With his desire to grow with the company, he took advantage of the career path being offered…

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Harman Kaur

Harman Kaur

Guest Service Agent | Sandman Hotel & Suites Abbotsford

Harman’s journey with Sandman began in 2017 where she was first a Room Attendant. Despite moving to Cranbrook, she remained committed to the brand. She continued her career with Sandman Hotel Cranbrook and quickly was promoted to a Front Desk Agent for her devotion and enthusiasm.

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Jordan McKay

Jordan McKay

Sous Chef | Chop Edmonton Downtown

Quickly after joining Chop’s team, Jordan was promoted to a Culinary Supervisor. In this role, he had the opportunity to travel to Scotland in 2018 and Saskatoon in 2019 with the culinary training team. Jordan notes that these opportunities helped him learn, grow and fall even more in love with Chop.

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Jesse Benz

Jesse Benz

General Manager | Chop Edmonton Downtown

In 2016, Jesse joined Chop’s West Edmonton team as a bartender, waiting to find a career that called to him. Little did Jesse know that he would be so inspired by the people and the leaders he worked with and that his job would help him begin his personal and professional growth…

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Jane Goldring

Jane Goldring

Night Auditor | Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna

Extraordinarily, Jane has been working at Sandman Hotels & Suites Kelowna for 26 years. Jane prides herself, knowing that she is doing her very best to ensure that Sandman guests have a safe night’s sleep. In 2021, the Kelowna Hotel Motel Association held their fourth annual Heat of Hospitality Awards…

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