DeAnna’s Autobiography, Project Manager, The Office Shop
My name is DeAnna Murphy and I am project manager at The Office Shop
Canada. For five years, I have been helping Office Shoppers bring their visions to life. I have a passion for design and finding new ways to create a space that is efficient and comfortable. I am a very crafty person and studied Interior Design at Georgian College which equipped me to excel in my career with The Office Shop. My design skills and retail experience has allowed me to shine in this industry, but the main reason I’m great at my job is because I truly love it. This is why I jumped at the opportunity to let you, our valued clients, get to know me a little bit better!
In my personal life, I am passionate about spreading happiness with laughter and spending quality time with my family. When I’m not working, you can catch me dancing and listening to music with them. When we burn out, you’ll find us sitting by the fire pit or having a couple of drinks while playing board games and laughing hysterically. My family is on top of the list of things I value the most, especially my grandparents. Their lives haven’t always been easy, growing up during the war. They got married very young and raised four kids through tough financial times, yet my mother and her brothers look back on their childhood and only have the best stories to tell. Both my grandparents and parents taught us that all you need is love and laughter to be happy. I choose to live in a positive mindset because of them. My personal motto is to smile at all those you pass by; you never know who needs it.
I was raised with a strong sense of altruism and it will always be an important aspect of my life. Some of the causes I care for are food banks, supporting women and children, cancer research and funding, and Habitat For Humanity. I also like to participate in runs for different causes and donate food at food banks when possible. When I’m not supporting a cause or working, I enjoy reading the National Kitchen & Bath Association magazine on the couch with a glass of wine. Right by my side is my common law partner of seven years. We love to watch movies together, but don’t be surprised if you find us dozing off early. I like to be as energized as possible for my next morning workout and spending time with incredible clients like you.