While some high school graduates are unsure about their futures, for Logan Hallam, there was no doubt. Two weeks after he graduated from high school in Campbell River, he was working full-time as a Farm Tech at the Frederick Arm site.
Don’t be surprised if his last name seems familiar. Logan’s dad, Brad Hallam, Site Manager at Sargeaunt Pass, has been with Marine Harvest for several years. And the family connection to aquaculture extends to his uncle, Terry Brooks, another well-known name in the BC industry.
For Logan, aquaculture has been part of his life for as long as the 19 year old can remember. The first site I visited was with my uncle and my first summer job was at Brougham Point, he said. “I love the work schedule and the great work/life balance it gives,” explained Logan. When I’m on the farm, the fish and the job are the priority and when I’m at home, I’m free to concentrate on other aspects of my life, he added.
As someone who is looking forward to building a long-term aquaculture career, Logan values the opportunities for ongoing training. “I’ve taken lots of courses – boat operation, first aid, plankton identification and radio operation. I love having the chance to keep learning”.
Logan, who was born in Campbell River and lives on Quadra Island, is “super appreciative of my mom and dad for teaching me the importance of a good work ethic.” On his days off, Logan enjoys riding his ATV around the island. He has a younger sister.