Nadine Pretorius – My Favourite MAKR Story

Being a new Canadian with roots in South Africa I couldn’t have asked for a better “home” than MAKR.  

Within a year I was already immersed in the culture of family, fun, dedication and support that this company thrives on. During my first conference away with leadership, I was truly inspired by how thoughtful the team was. 

Even though all of my colleagues only spoke English, they chose to play music in my native language – a simple but powerful gesture that made me feel welcome. 

Being a new MAKR also meant my conference coworkers were unaware of my love for physical endurance, any form of extra steps are the highlight of my day! 

After bonding throughout the conference, I felt comfortable enough to pull a bit of a prank on my coworker! 

On the last day I convinced my colleague to walk back with me to our hotel, after all it was only 800m away. Little did she know that I would sneakily be taking advantage of her lack of direction – I LOVE detours. 

While we were walking and chatting my poor colleague was unaware that I was constantly changing directions and deviating from heading to the hotel. After a few kilometres, detours and confused looks, we eventually made it back to the hotel. 

I may not have been her favourite person of the day but I’m sure she thanked me at the end of the week for achieving her weekly steps! 

Nadine Pretorius, 

Vice President, Finance and Administration