|Will Baird, Manager, Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission|
Ontario Visited interview Mr. Will Baird, Manager of
“I love my JOB!” … Being Passionate about History & Your Job!
Can you image going to a job, work every day and loving it! Ontario Visited is my job, my work, my passion and I love every day! I get many opportunities to interview many interesting, knowledgeable leaders, organizers and experts in the industry. I get to engage in enlightening conversations and learn so much that most people never get a glimmer of. I was excited to hear Mr. Will Baird, Manager of
- St. Lawrence
Parks Commission talk about his passion and love for his job and
history. I asked him if he was worried about the “changes” and he states that he “thrives
on change” and he “loves the process
of change”! Will tells me that Fort
Henry is changing; the overall
direction of the business, an entire new way to look at the future. Mr.
Baird goes on to say the Fort Henry is looking to the
communities, private large venues, other museums, historical sites, and more to
see the opportunities that Fort Henry can draw on for inspiration.
motivation and enthusiasm each and every day comes from his passion! Will
has passion for history, passion for people, and passion for change. He
compared the stresses of another types of job, such as a Police Officer, or
Doctors where one could assume the stress levels would be there often, he does
not feel stressed. Baird tells me he is in a position to create and change while
still sharing history. What a great opportunity. Going to work every day, Mr.
Baird still needs to deal with what he calls the mundane stuff, like
e-mails, correspondence, then the rest of the day he engages with others in
development, research, and the ongoing pursuits to enhance the visitor
experience at Fort Henry. Fort Henry
Stay tuned for my upcoming Blogs, Articles and Newsletters. In the meantime, please check out
website at (LINK) for the Sunset
Ceremony details; Upper Canada Village at (LINK) and the St.
Lawrence Parks Commission at (LINK). Fort Henry