Name: Nick Ross.
What business or organization are you involved with? Remarked.
What is your role with that organization? Co-founder.
What’s your favourite thing about living in the Okanagan? The tight-knit community, it’s the type of place where you will see colleagues and friends around town on a daily basis. This lends itself to a network of people who are willing to help you and support you as you grow a business.
If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why? I would love to have a lunch with Jon Favreau. I’m a big follower of U.S. politics, and Jon was the director of speechwriting for Barack Obama from 2009-2013. He also co-hosts a political commentary podcast called Pod Save America. The role of director of speechwriting is truly fascinating because of the difficulty that is required to communicate a message to a large audience with a myriad of different political and social views. He also seems like a fun guy to just hang out with.
What’s your go-to happy place? The Outer Banks in North Carolina. I used to go there every summer as a kid and have the best time in my life. It’s a no-worries kind of place that has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
What are you most proud of? I like to think I’m a good listener, and I’m proud of my ability to listen to people and hear them out. I think that active listening is key to being a good leader or reliable teammate and I’m always working to be a better listener in my life.
What are the top three things on your bucket list? Definitely seeing a gold medal game at the Olympics, assuming Canada wins. Second would be seeing the Aurora Borealis, and last would be traveling into space.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? This summer I had vegan tuna for the first time. It’s just flavoured Roma tomatoes: good but definitely weird.
Latest movie or book? Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I love a book that gets you deeply involved in a new world.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? My record player. I got it a few years ago and put to use some of my Dad and grandparents’ old records, like an original Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from 1967.
If today were your last day, how would you spend it? A fancy brunch followed by card games with family and friends and then a big pot luck dinner. Seems like I prioritize food in my life.
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