Meet Us Monday: Meet Tracy!
Do you recognize Tracy? She probably recognizes you! If you’ve visited Gillette in St. Paul, you can find Tracy behind the information desk by the front doors. She’s typically juggling phone calls, answering questions, and greeting everyone that walks by. So today, meet Tracy, an integral part of the staff at Gillette!
Q. What are some of your hobbies outside work?
A. Travel, shopping, biking, hanging out with friends and family, reading, I’m an admitted crossword puzzle nerd, and it USED to be volunteering at Gillette until I was hired on, but now my work hours won’t allow it.
Q If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
A. If I could choose a superpower, it’d have to be flying. I mean, come on, who wouldn’t want to have the ability to FLY??
Q. What is your favorite food?
A. My favorite food… it’s a toss-up between Mexican and Thai.
Q. If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
A. Greece…once they get their economy back in the black.
Q. What was your favorite subject in school?
A. Junior year of high school I was obsessed with Greek mythology. (Perhaps this is part of the reason for my favorite travel destination?)
Q. Do you have a favorite musician/band/type of music?
A. I enjoy a wide variety of music, with the exception of heavy metal or anything involving chanting monks. I’ll even admit to having a couple of, ahem, country songs on my iPod.
Q. Who did you admire when you were a kid?
A. My father – he helped raised three children while working full-time and attending college part-time; he worked for the federal government for 30+ years and rarely missed a day and never once did he let the fact that he has cerebral palsy stop him from doing anything.
Q. Do you have a favorite story/memory from Gillette?
A. My position and central location within Gillette affords me the luxury of having many favorite stories and memories; too many as a matter of fact to pick just one. However, I must say that as a whole, just seeing the kiddoes return for clinic appointments after long stays on Inpatient Rehab and the remarkable progress they have made; it just shows how much of a profound impact Gillette has on the lives of so many.
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job at Gillette?
A. The thing I enjoy most about my job at Gillette is the opportunity to get to know so many of our wonderful patients and their families. And frankly, some of the great conversations I have with our younger patients keep me laughing for days.