Rico Natale is the director of Student Awards and Financial Aid. It’s a peak time for his office, which is busy facilitating more than 6,000 student loans. He is married to Beth Natale, who is director of Recruitment and Liaison Services. They live in St. Catharines and have three children, two of whom are Brock grads.
What do you like about your job?
I really like the variety of people I get to work with. I get to work with students, donors, parents, recruitment…There are a lot of facets to the work we do.
What do you do for fun?
Mostly I build things. I have a construction project (a cottage) up north that I’m working on. I play basketball Thursday nights. We travel throughout Ontario in the summer.
Where did you go on your last vacation?
Wiarton, Ont. We go to the Bruce Peninsula quite regularly. That’s where we’re building the cottage. We like to explore the area and walk the Bruce Trail.