Rachel and Adam

You can never predict how you’re going to meet your life partner, and that was certainly the case with Adam and Rachel.

Rachel, fresh out of graduating Public Relations at Niagara College, landed the first job of her career with Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines, Thorold & District (BBBS) as their Communications Officer in 2012.

It was during the same time that Adam was in the middle of his own career, but also working with BBBS on running an annual third-party event called The Zelda Marathon. The event is held every December at the agency’s headquarters, and revolves around a group of gamers playing Zelda 24/7 in the BBBS basement for nearly a week straight.

“I remember the first time I saw Rachel was during The Zelda Marathon 4 in 2012. We were on day 5 or 6, and I had been going without sleep for about 24 hours. I also had my face painted orange and black as part of a challenge we did to raise funds during the event.” Said Adam.

“I have no idea how she ever took me seriously after that, but face paint works apparently.” He continued.

“She seemed like a really cool girl, and we hit it off so we decided to grab some drinks a few weeks later and it sort of just built from there.” Continued Adam.

Fast forward 6 years later and the couple are now happily married.

“We own a house together, have a dog, and got married last June. Rachel’s my best friend and partner for life.” Continued Adam.

As fate would have it, their lives would share another intersection in the May of 2017, when Adam was officially hired on as the new Communications Officer with BBBS.

“Rachel had moved on from BBBS a few years earlier, and this was an opportunity that presented itself for me.” Said Adam.

“It’s funny because I am doing my best to try and replicate and carry on some of the excellent work and communications standards Rachel had put in place during her time there. I still have access to all of her old folders and work! It’s pretty bizarre sitting in the same chair she did when we first met.” Said Adam.

“Life has a funny way of coming full-circle sometimes.” Continued Adam.

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