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Megan Murnaghan

Director of Business Development at BamText

Were you born in PEI or are you an Islander by choice?
Born and raised in Charlottetown PEI

What kind of steps did you take to become your profession?
I graduated at UPEI with a Degree in Business Administration and certificate in Public Administration. After graduating I moved out to Calgary Alberta, and began working with Mattamy Homes as a Customer Care Coordinator. After a year, I moved back to PEI began my job search for Full Time work. After a month of being home I was lucky enough to find work with BamText where I began as a Business Develop Officer, and after a year was promoted to Director of Business Development.

How long have you been living in PEI?
I was born on PEI, after graduating with my Business Administration degree at UPEI in 2013, I decided to head West, to Calgary Alberta, and quickly realized PEI is where I wanted to be and moved back home after a year.

Where do you live in PEI?
Charlottetown, PEI

Describe what an average day looks like for you?
I work Monday- Friday but in the evenings you will find me with friends or reading a good book! On the weekends I am usually on the move, in the summer I will be on the golf course or on a beach and in the winter, checking out a good restaurant or crafting a new project.

What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
How friendly everyone is. I love the fact that you can’t go a day without running into someone you know! Not to mention how beautiful it is here.

What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
That we are not actually as small as people think we are! I worked with WestJet airlines for 6 years and that is something people always said when they were leaving!

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
Travel! I love travelling and seeing different parts of the world. As much as I love PEI and this is where I want to build my life, it is nice to see the different cultures and environments.

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
Lakeside Beach, it is hands down the best beach on the Island!

Any funny facts about yourself or factoids about the Island that you think people should know?
We are not as small as you think we are!

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