Meet Us Monday – Meet Kaitlin Lewis, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Posted On: Feb 17, 2013

Meet Kaitlin Lewis, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  1. What are some of your hobbies outside work? Weekend road trips, sewing & painting, playing with my dog and an avid yoga practitioner!
  2. How long have you worked at Gillette? 1 ½ years
  3. Do you have any kids or pets?  My child is furry!  He is a long-hair Chihuahua named Rajah.  I enjoy dressing him up and taking him to play dates.
  4. As a child, which superhero did you admire? OR If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? I related to Disney characters more than Superheros and really admired ‘Beauty’ from beauty and the beast because of her open heart. (I seriously am not very familiar with superheros, but if I need to stick to the topic, I’d choose the superpower to be: cloning myself so I can do and learn so many things at once!)
  5. What is your favorite food?Italian Stuffed Manicotti and Sea Salt Carmel Gelato!
  6. If you could travel anywhere where would you go? Cape Town, South Africa
  7. Favorite musician/band/type of music? Oldies, Indies, Classic Rock and Pop; Favorite all-time groups are Queen, Cold Play, & Oasis
  8. What drew you to Gillette? When moving to Minnesota, it was highly recommended by the Medical Director at my previous job.  When I looked into it, the recommendation was spot-on.  What a professional, respectful, comfortable and challenging work place!  I love it!
  9. Do you have a favorite story/memory from Gillette? When occasionally storing the adaptive bikes next door to Phalen Clinic this past winter, I ended up having to ride them over to our building for patient appointments.  One day when I needed them, I had to bundle up head-to-tow because it was -6 and snowing (I didn’t’ have the guts to try to recruit help!).  I had a close encounter with a UPS truck, many horn honks from Phalen Blvd. (honks of encouragement, I hope!) and a doctor who called me, “nothing but crazy.”  That miserable 30 minutes was well worth the memory and well worth the ability to teach the opportunity of bike riding to my patients!
  10. What do you enjoy most about your job at Gillette? My colleagues!  They are consistently supportive, team players, who wear daily smiles and work together to make providing great care seem so easy!