Simon VanderlindenWhere did you grow up? 

Chatham, Ontario, and Sevierville, Tennessee

What was your first job? 

Corn detasseling

What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime? 

I play men's league soccer throughout the year and pick up basketball whenever I can.

What is your favourite season? 

The fifth season, (aka hockey season). But actually summer because I hate the cold.

Name an experience that has positively motivated you.

Watching my Opa's strong work ethic inspired me to work as hard as he did, to meet my goals.

What did you do after high school?

I attended Western University for a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry

What are you doing now? 

I work for Greenfield Specialty Alcohols as a Laboratory Technician

Why live in Chatham-Kent? 

I chose Chatham-Kent because I have family here and the lifestyle in Chatham allows me to spend more time with them. Since there isn't any traffic, and I'm able to work in town, I get to spend a lot of my free time with the people in my life.