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Meet Me at the PMFRC


Introducing Jeanette Desforges-Pyoli

Name: Jeanette Desforges-Pyoli
Position: Administrative/Program Assistant, Employment Service

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Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs that you are involved in. 
My role at Employment Service is offering clients employment related resources and information. 
How long have you worked for the PMFRC? 
Since July 2019
Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.) 
I have worked different administrative, customer service and management roles. My last adventure as a Home Childcare Provider for 12 years was the most rewarding and challenging of all. But now that my children are a little older it was time to try something new. Not just work outside the home but pottery. My true passion is pottery. I started about five years ago and there is no stopping me! I am in love with clay. I am continuously learning and creating new pieces.
What can people expect to see when they first meet you? 
A friendly, helpful, positive person with a smile.
What is your favourite part about working for the PMFRC? 
My favorite part is the positive atmosphere at Employment Service. 
Where are you from and what brought you to Petawawa? How long have you lived here? 
I grew up in Sudbury but my husband’s job at AECL (now CNL) moved us to the Ottawa Valley in 2004.
What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa? 
The Ottawa Valley has so much to offer. Go out, explore and have fun!
What is your favourite thing about living in the area? What is your favourite thing to do in the winter? The summer?
I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place with so much outdoor space to explore.  I love being outdoors with my family. We enjoy hunting, fishing, downhill skiing in the winter at Mount Martin Ski Hill or enjoying the many sandy beaches. 
Leave us with a few words of wisdom -- what is your favourite quote? 
I was told this once in a pottery class. “The way anything is developed is through practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, and more practice. Don't stop”
“In order to be creative. You have to be allowed to fail.” Julie Walters