Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Karen Engel


Position at MEQ: Executive Assistant

Grew up in: Red Deer

Education/certifications: Bachelor of Management – International Relations

Causes I support: Humane Society, Calgary Reads, Calgary Foodbank


Favourite foods: Spaghetti, Chocolate Ice Cream

Hobbies: Travel, photography, fighting off firemen


Like to read: everything… currently into Tom Clancy and Anne Rice

Dogs/Cats? Dogs, as allergic to cats

Favourite 3 movies: To Kill a Mockingbird, Top Gun or The Mummy

Favorite 5 places to travel: Japan, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, London (England)

Top 5 places on my bucket list: Rome, Greece, Santorini, Belize, Bora Bora

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Favorite TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X Files, Cops or just about anything but the cooking channel

Tidbits about me I lived in Japan for three years, one year in Nagoya and two years in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki. I taught English. The best part was seeing over people’s heads on the trains, while here, I am not so tall.


Watch, Star Wars, or Star Trek? Star Wars


Go to the theater or a movie? Movie

Hike or bike? Hike

Travel by plane, train, or automobile? Plane, (more places to visit)

Go climbing or zip lining? Zip lining (less work, more screaming)

Camp in an RV or stay in a tent? Neither

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be? have a nap

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? Hawaii, because less chances of running into Sarah Palin

Where do you see yourself in five years? Most likely in a mirror

What kitchen appliance do you use every day? Kettle (for tea)

How old were you when you learned Santa wasn’t real? – What are you talking about Willis?

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? Scorpions or sea horses (Asia has a lot of weird things to eat

Scorpions on a spit

Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Eve

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? Don’t tell Dad

If you could be a mythical animal, which one would it be? Selkie

Do you play a musical instrument, if so which one(s)? do Kazoo’s count?

Can you change a tire? Yes, but I don’t want to, so that is why I have AMA

What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you? Internet dating

Have you ever cut your own hair? Yes, but I was 3

Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a publicly traded (TSX: MEQ) residential real estate company in Canada. Mainstreet currently owns and operates properties in Surrey, BC; New Westminster, BC; Abbotsford, BC; Calgary, AB; Cochrane, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fort Saskatchewan, AB; and Saskatoon, SK.

Mainstreet provides affordable, renovated apartment suites to Canadians, and is committed to creating real value without diluting shareholder interests.

About the Author
Karen Engel

Karen is responsible for coordinating the daily responsibilities for the President & CEO.

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