None of what is happening at Phantom Creek Estates would be possible without the incredible team behind it. With our Meet the Team Series, we will be introducing the individuals who are working hard to make all of this possible.
Where were you born and raised, George?
I was born and raised in Paris, France.
What do you like most about living in the Okanagan?
Weather, lake, beach, golf and wine!
How did you first hear about Phantom Creek?
I spent 3 years watching the construction when I was at Black Hills Winery working next door.
What is your position at Phantom Creek?
What are some of your favourite local wineries?
Black Hills, Culmina, and Liquidity. I also love the urban concept TIME is doing.
Rolling Stones or Beatles?
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what three books would you want to have with you?
1984 by George Orwell, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and a desert island survival book.
What would people surprised to know about you?
I speak 4 languages – French, Spanish, Portuguese, and of course, English. I am top 20 in BC for my age in squash and have been to 60 countries
Of the 60 countries you’ve been to, could you name a few favourites?
I love Brazil, and South American in general, I traveled there when I was 19 years old. Morocco was spectacular. There’s also Iceland, we went there on our honeymoon. Australia was also great, it’s like Canada but with more heat!
You were a tour guide in North Africa, what landmarks did you bring the tourists to?
I worked in Morocco on and off for 3 years. We trekked Mount Toubkal which is the highest peak in North Africa (4,200m). We visited Marrakesh and Essaouira, and did camel rides into the Sahara desert.
How do you define success?
The harder you work, the luckier you get. Success is hard work. No shortcuts. Patience.
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