Alanna has now left us at the Lord Elgin Hotel as the social media intern but there is now a new face around the office. Although Alanna will be greatly missed, we welcome AJ Adams to the team.
AJ is studying public relations at Algonquin College here in Ottawa. He has an extensive background running social media, from his high schoolâ€™s Facebook page, to charity campaigns to his hometownâ€™s BIA Facebook and Twitter accounts. The Lord Elgin Hotel is the 16th Facebook page that he has run and he is only 19 years old.
AJ is from a small town called Kincardine, ON located roughly eight hours from Ottawa, along the shores of Lake Huron. AJ is in his last semester of his program, which is a work placement, which lead AJ to the Lord Elgin. From working summer jobs in the tourism industry back in Kincardine, working at the Lord Elgin Hotel is a great fit and interest for him.
AJ loves social media, local history, photography and graphic design. He is a self-described â€œcreative-nerdâ€.
AJ is planning on taking a post-grad certificate next year in either event management or interactive multimedia at Algonquin College.
â€œEveryone here on the sales team is extremely friendly and nice. Everyone has welcomed me with their arms wide open and it has been an easy and great transition from a classroom setting to the â€œreal world,â€ says AJ.
â€œAnn, Liz, Max, Tessa and Andrew are all great people and I am very excited to be working with them over the next few months,â€ adds AJ.
AJ will be working as the social media intern for the Lord Elgin Hotel until the end of April.