Mike Kelloway, born and raised in Glace Bay, now lives in Sydney River with his wife Catherine. He says his hometown has always been a focal point of his life. Kelloway is the senior manager of customized learning at the Nova Scotia Community College. Kelloway has spent the last 22 years working in education. He has spent the last 27 years volunteering for groups such as the Savoy, Sydney Port Corporation, and the Whitney Pier Youth Centre. He has recently been appointed as the chair of the ‘Bayitforward’ community economic development group with a focus on making good things happen in Glace Bay. Name: Mike Kelloway.
Occupation: Senior manager of customized training at Nova Scotia Community College Family: Wife Catherine Walsh-Kelloway. Son of Delores Kelloway of Glace Bay and the late Mick Kelloway. Birthplace: Glace Bay Hometown: Glace Bay, now living in Sydney River. Pets: None Nickname: Growing up, people called me Mikey.
First job: In high school a summer job doing general maintenance at Phalen Mine, where my father worked at the time. What talent would you most like to have: Doing math. I’m horrible at it. Coffee or tea: Very strong coffee, black. A coffee that will slap me in the face. What is your favourite food? Italian food, spinach and zucchini. Favourite movies: “Scent of a Woman” and the original “Die Hard.” Favourite music: Prince. Favourite books:
Any political biography ever made.
Pet peeve: Lack of work ethic, insincerity and lack of passion. What traits in people do you most admire? Humble, principled, pragmatic, courage, honesty and authenticity. What is something you like to do in your leisure time? I run a lot, put on the headset and music and often run 10-15 km and not be tired. I also like to read including about leadership and terms of applied leadership. Favourite motto or expression: Living the dream. Favourite thing about Cape Breton: The possibilities. Favourite place to travel: Ottawa, Montreal,