Featured alumnus of the month

Name: Lynn CookLynn Cook

Kwantlen Program:  Accounting Diploma

Grad Year: 1995

Employed as: CFO|USA, Colliers International

Employer website: www.colliers.com


What is your favourite part of your work?

I thrive on challenge and my job provides plenty of that – there’s something new every day.


What’s one unanticipated benefit of your work?

I’ve been able to travel all over the world, spending time in Europe and Asia and now all over the USA.  I never thought business travel could be fun, but it really depends on you.


How do you like to unwind/handle stress?

I love to escape with a good book and great glass of red wine.


If you had a time machine and could have lunch with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

Emily Carr.


Where does your inspiration come from?

I seek inspiration everywhere - from the local farmer’s market, an art gallery or great music.


Greatest advice for life?

Relationships are more important than accomplishments.


What's the last book you read?

The Orenda, Joseph Boyden.


What's currently on your iPod?

Ndidi Onukwulu (great new Canadian jazz artist).


*Lynn Cook was also recently named in Business in Vancouver’s latest cohort of top 40 entrepreneurs, executives and professionals under 40 in the region. See details here.