Jenna Nash-McCabe is a mother, wife and mortgage specialist living in Valleyview, Kamloops. She lives with her husband Tyrone and two daughters, Brooklyn and Harper. While Jenna works at Mortgage West, Tyrone is the manager of Utility Services with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD).
Like so any families in Kamloops, the Nash-McCabe family enjoys playing in the outdoors. Jenna loves hiking, running, reading and baking. They all play golf and go to the lake together. Jenna knows all of the best spots to go to in Kamloops as she has lived here since she was four-years-old! Many of her family members still live here too and they spend lots of time together.
“It is so nice to have family around, especially for our children. I have lived here for most of my life and grew up in Brocklehurst. I love Kamloops for so many reasons. It has the small town feel while still having access to so many great amenities, shops, restaurants and entertainment. There’s always somewhere to go! Not to mention the quick access to so many great hiking trails, ski hills, lakes, parks and the river. Kamloops offers a little bit of everything and the people are amazing, support one another and are always friendly!
We love to visit local parks in Kamloops like the one in Juniper, Prince Charles and Riverside Park, just to name a few of our favourites! In the summer we spend a lot of time with family and hours of time outdoors at my brother’s cabin on Shuswap Lake or by my parents’ pool. If there’s water and sun we are there!
During the winter months we watch a lot of hockey on TV, cheering on Uncle Riley, my brother who plays hockey for the Columbus Blue Jackets. We enjoy doing winter activities with the kids. Our daughter, Brooklyn, has just taken up skiing this past winter so we’re looking forward to more ski days in the future!
After completing grade 12, Jenna stayed local for university, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University and then going on to run her own social media marketing business. In 2010 she married Tyrone at the Alliance Church here in Kamloops. They had their reception at Columbo Lodge:
“We got married on July 2, 2010. We’re actually celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in just over a week! We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. I had always dreamed about having a reception at the Columbo Lodge since I can remember. We had amazing weather and were surrounded by so many friends and family to help us begin our journey as a married couple. I’ll never forget looking out at our ceremony and feeling amazed that so many people were there to love and support us.”
After a decade of running her own marketing business, Jenna made a career change:
“I’ve always been very interested in real estate and figuring out ways to assist friends and family to get into the housing market. An amazing opportunity presented itself when I was assisting my sister and brother-in-law with their home purchase journey. I couldn’t pass it up! After looking into the education requirements and career opportunities, I jumped on it and took the course through UBC Sauder School of Business.
I love that I get to assist clients with their home financing needs and build long lasting relationships with them. My work is very interesting and diverse. Plus I get to support people with options when they’re making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives! One of the biggest challenges recently has been not being able to get out in the community and visit people face-to-face.”
During this time of social distancing, Jenna makes use of various forms of media to keep up with her clients, such as video chat and voice calls. She has been able to adhere to Covid-19 regulations while still taking care of mortgage needs.
Jenna’s future goals include travelling and watching her ‘two amazing girls continue to grow into wonderful little humans’. Her daughter will be entering into grade one this coming September and Jenna plans to volunteer, get involved in school fundraisers and help out on field trips. Jenna enjoys serving her community by giving meals to those in need. She has volunteered a few times in the past with the Starfish Backpack program that helps feed local school children by ensuring they have food for the weekends. The program supports over 100 students in a number of our local Kamloops schools.
Her life mantra is ‘I am grateful for all that is unfolding in my life and all that is yet to come’: “Every time I reflect on events or situations that have happened in my life I am always reminded that they happened for a reason to get me to where I am in life today. And while sometimes I didn’t like what was happening, it was for the greater good.”
By: Shannon Ainslie of Best Version Media
Photos by Amanda Wilson
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