Alum Corner with Misha Daroshin

Misha Daroshin, after graduating, initially worked at Tremblay Motors as a service manager before obtaining his real estate license. He works with Teal 3000 Realty as an agent and is engaged to his fiancé Mel Stevens. Misha advises graduates to find their passion and pursue it, as he did when he discovered his passion for sales. He fondly remembers the people within the Waldorf community as the most memorable aspect of his time at VWS. His education at Waldorf gave him a different outlook on life, emphasizing the importance of pursuing one’s goals intensely.

VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.)

MD: I went straight to work at Brazza Gelato & Coffee house with plans to save enough money and travel to Europe. As life would have it, I never made it to Europe, and after nine months of being unemployed, I got a job at Tremblay Motors as a service manager. I am currently engaged to my beautiful fiancé Mel Stevens with a wedding date of June 18, 2016!

VWS: What kind of work/study are you involved in now?

MD: I am currently working as a professional Real Estate Sales Agent with Teal 3000 Realty. You can view my current and sold listings at

VWS: What advice would you give to this year’s graduates?

MD: Find what you love to do and pursue it. I was a little late finding my passion, but it is never too late, as I discovered when I found Real Estate sales.

VWS: What are your fondest memories of your time at the VWS?

MD: The people within the community are what I look back on the most. The people are what set the experience apart and made it memorable.

VWS: How did Waldorf education affect your life and your choice of career?

MD: It gave me a different outlook on life that not many people have. My viewpoint is that I need to go and make things happen for myself. The education that Waldorf gives you forces you to really think about what you want from a career and to pursue that goal intensely.

Interview date: March 2016 Ronaye Ireland, for Development

Misha Daroshin
Misha DaroshinClass of 2008

The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students to love learning, to be creative, open-minded, and compassionate. With a curriculum that integrates all academics with the arts and social learning, Waldorf Education develops not only the left and right hemispheres of the brain but the whole human being. A child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development is considered equally, supporting a conscious unfolding of the individuality within each student. Waldorf graduates possess capacities for empathy and clear, creative and independent thinking that enables them to carry out a chosen course of action with moral courage and social responsibility.