Get to Know Arcurvians: Rory

Rory G
September 1, 2022

  1. How long have you been in the city you live in and what brought you there?

I’ve lived in Calgary since 2013. After graduating from university, I began my engineering career in oil and gas. I initially spent some time based in Red Deer, but my work in the field took me all around Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan. After a couple of years I was promoted to an office role, which brought me to Calgary.

  1. Where did you grow up?

I was born in Ottawa, but I don’t remember living there since I was two when my family moved to Langley, BC. When I was 12 my family moved from BC to sunny Medicine Hat where I spent my junior high and high school years before heading to U of A.

  1. What field of study/practice did you pursue?

I have my degree in Mechanical Engineering, but these days I mainly use any knowledge of physics or dynamics I gained through my degree to try to figure out my golf swing.

  1. What are your hobbies/interests?

During COVID I decided to pick up golfing. I golfed a bit here and there as a junior, and a few times each year, but I’d never gotten into it seriously before. During COVID the driving range was really the only place that was open during the winter so I picked up the game as an excuse to get out of my apartment. Little did I know that I would meet the girl of my dreams (Katy) working the counter at the driving range and golf would become much more than a hobby over the next few years. Despite my best efforts, Katy continues to crush me in golf to this day, however, it is nice having someone to coach me on my swing 24/7. I played a variety of sports growing up and played football in university, I still play flag football in an indoor league during the winter. I am also a bit of a nerd on the side and enjoy playing Magic: The Gathering Arena with my friends every few weeks or when a new set drops. We don’t take it too seriously... But we do have matching Plainswalker jerseys thanks to my friend Ryan who surprised us.

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?  

I’ve been really lucky to have travelled to some amazing places throughout my life. I have a few places on the list, but I would really like to travel to the Maldives.  

  1. If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would it be?

I’ve never met living or dead, but I’m sure having dinner with either one would be lovely.

  1. If you had to eat one thing and one thing only for the rest of your life, what would it be?  

I’m not a big foodie. During the time when I worked in the field after university, I ate rice and canned tuna with hot sauce for about a year and a half straight. I’m not sure I would choose to do that again, but I probably wouldn’t stray from the chicken, rice, vegetable combo I eat these days.

  1. What are you passionate about?

Caring for the people in my life.

  1. What are some things you’ve accomplished/are proud of?

Recent accomplishments I’m proud of include starting my job at Arcurve, winning a few golf scrambles, getting a hole in one, and learning enough about golf to caddy for Katy in tournaments.

  1. If you could achieve one thing in the next five years (big goal) what would it be?

A big work goal would be to help Arcurve succeed, both through my role as an account manager and by helping to keep and grow the amazing culture we’re so lucky to have.  

A big personal goal would be to shoot three golf rounds in the seventies in a row, but I’m hoping this is more of a 1–3-year timeline.

  1. What brought you to Arcurve?

I had the chance to meet Jay through some family friends, we talked about the industry and he suggested Arcurve might be a good fit for my career pivot. I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization.  

  1. What about Arcurve makes you want to stay? (Does it challenge you, help you grow in your role?)

I like my role because I get to deal with all the smartest people at the company. I often get the chance to discuss new projects and opportunities with companies that want Arcurve’s assistance delivering. A lot of these opportunities come Arcurve’s way simply because of the great work we’ve done in the past, which also gives me a great feeling, knowing that we’re helping people.  

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