The F&S Safety Buzz Team
Owners: Amy Zuk & Sheldon Olsen
Stay tuned to see the new Buzz Team....
2018 Safety Buzz ETC Small Business of the Year and Marketing Winners
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.
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!
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!
JoDana has come to us with a large network of community resources as well as a wealth of business experience. You may know JoDana from some of her past business endeavors. We count ourselves blessed to have this lady as part of our Buzz hive!
JoDana will see you soon with her cheerful smile that is sure to brighten your day!