Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited Sales Representative Krysta Boyer, who moved to Hamilton nearly twenty years ago, fell in love with the charm of Hamilton on what was supposed to be a layover en route to Vancouver.
“I think it was because it needed so much help,” she said. “For starters, it reminded me of the town I grew up in up north. It had that small town feel for a city which was surprising, and secondly, I was drawn into the city because it felt like a place where I could do a lot of impact and a lot of good.”
With that, Krysta stayed, started volunteering, and eventually became a sales representative. But success doesn’t stem from good commissions and knocking deals out the park – for Krysta, it comes from making a difference in your community.
“Volunteering is a quality I developed as a child. I spent a good part of my childhood in Wawa, a small town north of Sault Ste. Marie. While we were there my mom was a Children’s Aid Society social worker, and my dad was a teacher and later principal, and the two of them were very engaged in the community there. We also had a strong indigenous community that they were both very involved in.”
Krysta said her parents were her biggest influencers.
“Their ethics and morals and engagement just transitioned into being passed down to me,” she said. “So moving here – especially as an adult where you have more control over your time and the decisions you make – that was my chance to really dive in and look for those opportunities.”
Krysta has been volunteering with the Royal Canadian Legion Stoney Creek Branch, is on the Board of Directors for Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, and founded Try Hamilton with the goal of encouraging investment and activity in areas of Hamilton that she saw potential in.
While she doesn’t get a whole lot of down time, Krysta enjoys hikes, spending time with her family, and playing chess.
“I fill my time,” she said. “If I have free time, I just fill it. If I get five minutes, I find a way to use it for something.”
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