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Local Spotlight on Carson Ellis

StettlerLocal.com March 1, 2022 @ 9:45am

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

Born and raised right here in Stettler.


Why do you (did you) choose Stettler as home?

I grew up here, and always thought I'd move away. Even for a little bit. But as I got older, I just was less and less interested in moving away, and enjoyed being in a town I knew, with people I knew.


What do you do? What is your full title?

I work at Walmart here in town. I'm in the Online fullfillment department. Basically I pick the online orders for customers, and dispense them when they arrive.


Education?

High School. And journeyman Parts ticket. I've taught myself how to make websites over the years. Very basic ones, but they're fun. Taken some courses, and read some books, but mostly Youtube and books. Then various experiences over the years at different jobs.


Family?

Happily married for several years. My wife works for one of the dealerships in town.


Who inspired you in your youth? My parents were probably my largest inspirations (although like most people, never really noticed that until later on in life.) They were always community minded people. Sitting on boards, and organizational committees like Festival, and Summer Games, and the Hospital board. Always willing to help people too. That was a big thing for me.


Who inspires you now?

I've had a lot of great people I look up to over the years, and still do. But I'd say one who impresses me the most these days is my wife. Once she sets her mind to a goal, she is pretty much not going to let anything stop her. She works very hard for everything she has, and has accomplished some pretty incredible things over the years. Especially putting up with me, since I tend to SQUIRREL like nobody's business.


Do you have any hobbies?

Way more than I should. My main one is researching, and sharing Stettler's history on my Facebook page. I also 'silkscreen' shirts, and have a train set that might one day be more than a loop of track, and some scale cars for show. I do the occasional stop motion video, web design, and when the weather's nice travel to old communities, ghost towns and buildings/points of interest(often abandoned) and some other projects i'm not confident enough to mention here.


What are your plans for the future?

I've always been rubbish at planning to the future. I have a lot of fun doing Our Town Stettler, and I would love to keep doing that for years to come. I've learned a lot, and have had great conversations with people over it. The wife and I would like to live on an acreage.


Anything else you would like to add about being a resident of Stettler County?

I think one thing i've always liked about Stettler is the people are amazing. The people who are up, help those who are down, and those who are down, help those who are down lower. It's really incredible. We have local business community that work to promote not only themselves but the other businesses around them. We have community groups who work to improve our schools and hospitals, and rec areas. Stettler has always been a town that has no problems lending a hand, or reaching for their wallets when something needs to be done, or funds need to be raised. Despite the economy, and the weather, and the situation, there is a great sense of community here, and those in the town, and county don't hesitate when it comes to lending a hand and working to make it a better and help those in need.


Thank you to Carson Ellis for participating in our Local Spotlights.

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