Membership

Karen Natsukoshi

Email Contact: memberships@parkdalecommunity.com

  1. What is your name?
    • Karen Natsukoshi
  2. List family members.
    • Husband – Martin Merritt
    • 2 Adult sons & partners who live a short bike ride away.
  3. How long have you lived in Parkdale?
    • We have lived in our present home since January 2016 but we did rent an apartment in Parkdale for 6 months in 2012.
  4. What is your favourite memory of Parkdale?
    • I have many fond memories of living in Parkdale but my favourite memory is a recent one. The Santa drive-by last December was definitely a highlight. The community response was phenomenal.
  5. How long have you been a part of the Board?
    • Since May 2021.
  6. What is the best part of being on the board and volunteering?
    • The best part of volunteering is the wonderful people you meet. There are many caring and civic minded people in Parkdale. Volunteering is a positive and enriching experience.
  7. Any fun tid bit about you that people would find interesting & engaging.
    • Aviation has been a huge part of our lives as a family. I am not a pilot (more like baggage in the right seat) but aviation has certainly enriched my life. Our family used to go airplane camping while our friends went car camping. Our next chapter in aviation will see us fly (low and slow) to places in the airplane that Martin just finished building.