The F&S Safety Buzz Team
Owners: Amy Zuk & Sheldon Olsen
Left to right: Amy, Garry, Michelle, Sheldon, Karen, Kelly
Back: Jaime, Lou, Cory
Safety Buzz is Amy’s baby. When she first started up, Amy instructed, answered phones, maintained equipment, marketed and swept floors as a one woman show. Presently her business is thriving with 2 other partners, multiple staff and a large bank of loyal clientele. Amy is always up for a challenge which she demonstrated by opening a second location in Medicine Hat and most recently by becoming a John Maxwell Certified Trainer.
Amy grew up on a farm in the Bonnyville area. Growing up, she helped her dad with his bobcat business. After high school, she worked in a sand cleaning plant where she was involved in everything from its construction to the operating phase. She then studied business at the University of Alberta where she specialized in marketing and human resources. After university, Amy worked as a scale operator, she then became a thermal operator for CNRL Wolf Lake and Primrose. After operating, Amy did some marketing for Bonnyville Welding before opening up Safety Buzz in 2005.
Amy continues to explore ways to build and expand Safety Buzz and herself personally. Amy is ecstatic to be a John Maxwell Certified speaker, Coach and Trainer. Core lessons are in Leadership, Team Building and Communication. Amy would absolutely love to be a presenter at your next event!
Sheldon has been part of Safety Buzz a few years prior to becoming a partner. Being a jack of all trades, Sheldon got to be a handy man helping to organize and do repairs after hours, and counselling Amy with many managerial/human resource questions. It was inevitable that Sheldon take on a more formal role and get compensated for his expertise.
Sheldon grew up in Unity Saskatchewan. He is no stranger to this area as he has lived between Medicine Hat and Elk Point for about 15 years. Sheldon attended Lakeland College where he earned his Heavy Oil Operations Technician (HOOT) certification. The majority of Sheldon’s career has been with CCS Corporation where he worked his way from operator, to lead operator and then manager. This experience has given Sheldon all kinds of past knowledge that benefits Safety Buzz in staff relations, course materials, and yes, keeping this 'machine' well maintained.
Sheldon gets along well with everyone, he is easy going, but can crack the whip when needed. We love having him around. He keeps us giggling and makes sure Safety Buzz is a great place to both visit and work in.
Karen comes to us with many years of experience with Nexen in Human Resources and Administration. A proud moment for Karen is being nominated best in class for her Safety Culture presentation. Among st many roles, Karen was responsible for safety certification management and presentation preparations. Karen is very innovative and takes pride in all she does! We are excited to have Karen as the newest addition to the Buzz Team!
Jaime Lucas Cameron
Jaime has been with the Buzz team from just about the beginning. This gal gets amazing comments on her first aid training. She is bubbly and fun and can liven up a crowd like now other!
Jaime was born and raised in Irvine and calls Medicine Hat her home. She has two boys that she says are growing way to fast, both of which live for Football!
Kelly is a jack of all trades. You have a task for her, you know it will get done! She is so quick and efficient.
Kelly lives with her family of 9 in Schluer, AB. You can find Kelly with her kids most places that horses and 4H are involved. This is one busy lady!
Kelly is an awesome gal and we love having her around.
Cory is a Medicine Hat farm boy. Cory is a family man and loves his community. He is a volunteer fire chief at Irvine and part of Search and Rescue. With Cory's past business development and relationship building qualities, this guy will be someone you will really enjoy working with!
Kathi is passionate, creative, fun and informative. This makes one dynamic first aid instructor. This lady is willing to go the extra mile to get things right. She is well researched and cares about due diligence. You will leave Kathis courses full of information and a raving review!
Kathi has a lot of experience in the medical world, especially with animals as a veterinarian. If you have a conversation with Kathi outside of work, you will learn even more what a fascinating lady she is.
We appreciate having her on board.
Michelle is a Dunmore local! She loves this community and being able to just kick back and relax in this quiet neighborhood. Michelle just graduated from the Academy of Learning with her Computerized Accounting certificate. This lady is very efficient, great on the phones and a real problem solver.
Mike keeps things fun and interesting! It's not uncommon for him to be belting out a tune keeping us all entertained. He's a great guy to have as an instructor and on the team. Mike has been instructing since 2011 and has a ton of experience and stories from the rigs and drill bit manufacturing.
Mike always keeps busy and has a lot of projects on the go. He is an avid golfer and can be seen on the course as much as humanly possible.
Garry has instructed for many year. He is a wealth of information. If he doesn't have the answer, he will quickly research and get the answer. Garry is not only a great instructor, he has a knack for building courses.
Garry is a traveler at heart and loves to explore the world. It's always fun to watch his adventures over social media.
We truly enjoy having Garry around. He's an asset and great friend of the Buzz Team!
Lou love training first aid and babysitting courses. She has great real life examples to use that always make class fun. Lou is to the point and gets you in with the information you need, and then get's you out. She is great with the kiddos that come for training and prepares them for their babysitting careers!
Lou is an avid sewer and has sewn ton's of things for HALO. Having a HALO pilot as a husband, Lou is no stranger to medical emergencies.
We love Lou and her accent!