Shad Tourcotte grew up in Christina Lake, but moved to Vancouver to attend college. After ten years of city life, he decided it was time to come home.
“I was working as a youth coordinator for the City of Port Moody when I saw a posting for a youth coordinator in the Boundary area,” says Tourcotte. “I got the job, and also started my signs and graphics business on the side.”
After five years, he made the move to go full time with his company, Alpine Signs. Alpine Signs offers a broad range of products – from commercial, retail and real estate signs, to highway billboards, banners, and window and vehicle graphics. Last year they expanded into print media, designing business cards, rack cards, letterhead, brochures and posters.
“I enjoy seeing all my work around the community – be it signage, window graphics or business cards and brochures. Most of all I love working for myself and being my own boss.”
Being so close to the outdoors and the beautiful lake is a huge draw for Shad. “I love to jump on my bike and ride the vast amount of trails out my back door, or jump in the boat and hang out on the lake with the family all day. I love the laid back atmosphere and the small town, family-feel of Christina Lake.”