19|1: Daniella Canada, Senior Project Manager


  1. What is your role at Impexium? Why did you decide to join the team? I Implement Impexium for our clients. I started at Impexium approximately 5 years ago. I had taken a step away from AMS’ and realized shortly thereafter that my passion really was with helping people implement new tools to help in their daily business. I was introduced to a few great folks at Impexium and the product and knew it was a great fit immediately!
  2. What have you learned so far about the association industry in your new role?/ What are you working on right now and how does that impact our customers? That there is no such thing as a “standard” fit or set-up.  The association space is so varied and vast. In addition to our current implementations, I am working on workflow use case testing. Nothing is better than a client who has tested their core processes end to end and has the utmost confidence in the solution!
  3. What did you do prior to joining Impexium? What was the most valuable thing you learned and how does it help you today? I’ve been in the association space for twelve (12) years but prior to that I worked on an Air Force Contract in Finance.  In finance, the details are critical and that set me up to be a successful project manager where all the little details are what create a successful end goal.
  4. Who inspires you? I see inspiration everywhere but mainly from those who give to others.  The person that is exhausted but still gives their time to help a stranger in need, the volunteers in times of crisis, the teacher that buys supplies that her students can’t afford, etc. Those are where I draw inspiration from and luckily it’s all around us.
  5. What’s the last book you read? Why did you choose it? What did you like or learn from it?  For sanity; How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7. To learn as many tools as I can; currently working on timeouts. For enjoyment, the Rent Collector by Camron Wright. I loved the unfolding of the complicated nature of the main character; she had so many layers to her.
  6. What are you currently watching on Netflix or Amazon Prime? What do you enjoy about it?  I won’t deny it, I jumped on the bandwagon and watched the train wreck “Tiger King” however we are also starting Ozark Season 3 now. Both are escapes from the day to day.
  7. What three traits define you?  Loyal, stubborn and perseverance.
  8. If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam. It’s the largest cave in the world, with its own ecosystem that you can camp in. I think it would be an amazing experience.
  9. Who did you first see live in concert?  Who was the last live concert you attended? Funny enough, both were Hootie and the Blowfish. First when I was 15 and then just last summer with Barenaked Ladies.
  10. What was your favorite TV show growing up? Simpsons
  11. What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Hiking for outdoors and reading indoors
  12. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? That there will be many successes and failures in life and to just enjoy each of them; they make life interesting.
  13. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  Play the Piano. I have no musical skills whatsoever but I would love to be able to play the piano
  14. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?  To fly, then I could avoid long commutes and traffic
  15. If you could go back in time to any era, which era would it be and why?  The 1920’s, there’s something about that time that is intriguing
  16. In the Impexium kitchen, what is your go-to snack? Peanut M&M’s
  17. How do you define success? Being fulfilled and happy
  18. Ten years ago, who did you think you would be now? I don’t think I had a clear vision 10 years ago; I’m still trying to figure that out!
  19. What is your favorite thing about working at Impexium?  The people and being able to make a difference, no matter how small the difference.