November 7, 2013
Going on a trip? You want BFI Canada district manager Tammy Holtzman by your side. With her categorical knowledge of James Bond films and her crackerjack driving skills, she’s handy in a pinch. Plus her ability to find isolated beaches and her comprehensive knowledge of fine spirits means you’ll never want for a good time. But just like Indiana Jones, probably a good idea to keep her away from snakes.
Read our lighthearted Q&A with Holtzman to learn more about what makes her tick.
What is your pet peeve?
Rude people…and bad drivers!
What is your idea of the perfect day?
Spending a warm sunny day at the lake/beach.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“If you are not willing to change, welcome to the rest of your life.”
What was the last book you read?
What is your favorite movie?
James Bond movies.
What is your favorite TV show?
I am a weather network lover. I like to know the weather all over the world.
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
If I must…Rolling Stones.
What is the strangest piece of trash you’ve ever come across?
In a load of cardboard we received in our plant we came across a moose head!
Do you prefer the beach or mountains?
Beach surrounded by mountains.
Besides your family, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Hands down my friends.
If you could invite three people — living, dead or fictional — to a dinner party, who would they be?
Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) and of course my deceased Grandparents.
If you weren’t serving in your current role, what would you like to be?
The host of “The Thirsty Traveler,” because I love to travel and who isn’t thirsty?
What is your favorite sports team?
The Montreal Canadiens.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To be able to read people’s minds.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
Zip lining in the jungle in Costa Rica and I am petrified of snakes!
What’s the one talent you have that not many people know about?
I can drive any truck and trailer anywhere, anytime wearing five-inch heels.