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Natasha Hunt Hunts Transport Ltd.

Natasha Hunt

Hunts Transport Ltd.

When summer finally arrives in NL, there are few places Natasha Hunt would rather be than boating or salmon fishing rivers.

Born into an entrepreneurial family from Bell Island, Natasha’s introduction into the world of business began at a young age. Her parents started their business, Hunt’s Transport Limited (HTL), from the basement of their home and raised three children in between dispatching drivers and taking sales calls.

Natasha’s involvement in the family business commenced at age 16, spending summers working at the NL location and Cambridge, ON location. Since then Natasha has spent the past eight years as a member of the team at HTL, trying her hand at everything from administration to marketing, payroll and now dispatching. Following in her father’s footsteps, Natasha also enjoys engaging in aspects of land development and real estate.

Although there’s admittedly no place like home, Natasha has always loved to travel. She opted to spend her graduating year of high school in Sweden through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Natasha has traveled to many countries in Europe and North America; experiences which have helped shaped the person she is today.

Natasha graduated from MUN in 2010 with an IBBA (International Bachelor of Business Administration). When not dispatching a fleet of transport trucks throughout North America, Natasha enjoys running, cooking, decorating and exploring new business ideas and undertakings.

We asked Natasha:

The OGM: What does sustainability mean to you?

Natasha: To me, sustainability means being responsible and proactive in present day so that future generations can live as we do or even better.

The OGM: Have you had a mentor?

Natasha: Yes – I’ve actually been fortunate enough to have two. Both of my parents have been role models and mentors for me in all aspects of my life. Witnessing their strong work ethics, commitment, and professionalism has motivated me to practice the same traits in my own career.

The OGM: What does success mean to you?

Natasha: I believe success is finding a perfect balance between your work life and your personal life. It’s doing your job to the best of your ability living your life to its full potential.

The OGM: If you were to describe your career in three words what would they be?

Natasha: Diverse. Rewarding. Evolving.

The OGM: What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the energy industry?

Natasha: Always strive to do better and to learn from those around you. Newfoundland is a great province, with the people and resources to match, so I would advise anyone looking, that now is the time to get involved and not to wait!

The OGM: Describe a milestone in your career?

Natasha: A milestone in my career would be learning and taking on the role of long haul dispatcher with Hunt’s Transport. This is the heart of our operation so learning this aspect of the business has been very insightful and rewarding.

The OGM: Describe a challenge you faced in your career?

Natasha: Gaining the courage to put fourth ideas and suggestions and being confident in decision making is a challenge when entering the work force as a junior employee. Realizing that taking a chance was a worthwhile risk helped me overcome this challenge.

The OGM: What do the next five years look like in your career?

Natasha: I would hope that during the next 5 years I will continue to grow both professionally and personally and to contribute to the local business and community growth.

The OGM: Were you always interested in a career in Energy?

Natasha: To be honest I was not always interested in the Energy Industry. My involvement in the industry happened as a result of the current and future projects within the growing energy sector of Newfoundland and Labrador which have created opportunities for companies such as HTL who have .

The OGM: Do you have a role model you look up to?

Natasha: Again, I would have to say my role models are my parents. Their entrepreneurial drive and determination is inspiring and they have demonstrated that little is achieved without hard work and sacrifice.
I aspire to gain the respect and recognition that my father, Greer Hunt, has earned over his career professionally, from his peers and from the community.

The OGM: What is your favorite APP on your phone?

Natasha: I don’t have many APPs, but of the ones I do have, my favorite would be 8tracks, it’s a music/playlist APP.

The OGM: What’s your take on Social Media and our ever changing digital world?

Natasha: In my opinion, social media makes the world a somewhat smaller yet more resourceful place. It connects people, places and ideas, creates opportunities and enables easier sharing of information.

The OGM: What Social Medium do you use on a daily basis?

Natasha: LinkedIn occasionally. I use social media for business purposes mostly.

The OGM: Do you use Social Media for work?

Natasha: LinkedIn

The OGM: What do you think of Social Recruiting?

Natasha: Social recruiting is certainly a great way to reach a large pool of potential incumbents. However I strongly feel that a face to face encounter is the best hiring practice.

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