Our People

Our People Inspire: Meet Emma Perepelkin

Kalesnikoff Lumber and Mass Timber facility employee action shot at the sawmill

Here at Kalesnikoff, not only do we recognize that our people are our most valuable resource – they are also pretty cool individuals, each with their own story to tell. They are the people who inspire us and make what we do possible.

Today, we are excited to introduce you to one of our loader operators, Emma, and the very first member of our team to be featured in our new blog series: Our People Inspire! Get to know our Kalesnikoff family and stay tuned for future blog updates.


Q: What is your job title?

A: Loader Operator

Q: How long have you worked at Kalesnikoff?

A: 3 years

Q: Why Kalesnikoff? What do you love about it here? What do you think makes us different?:

A: There are lots of reasons why Kalesnikoff is great!  A couple things that really stand out for me is that everyone always has a really great attitude which makes coming to work that much better and employees are treated great. What I think is really cool is that we offer the opportunity for growth within the mill internally first, before posting jobs externally.

Q: What inspired you to do what you do?

A: After running forklift for a year, my interest really grew and I wanted to learn how to run bigger machinery. With the power clam and wheel loader being at the top of my list of things I wanted to learn, I jumped on the log yard opportunity that came out. To this day, I am still so happy that I applied.

Q: Outside of work, where can we find you? What do you like to get up to on the weekends?

A: Outside of work, you can find me camping, off-roading up the mountains and hanging out with my family and friends!