What is your position and role at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare? I am a Radiologic Technologist II, or Rad Tech. My daily activities can vary but my primarily responsibility is ensuring patient comfort while performing accurate x-ray exams. I also work in diagnostic imaging and am one of two technologists that work in bone density scans (DXA). I am also a member of Gillette’s internal wellness committee – WOW (Wild On Wellness) Committee.
Do you have a favorite Gillette story or memory? It is hard to pick a single memory, but I have one that always gets me through a rough day. A patient with severe clubfeet was going through a long and often painful process with external fixation devices to correct her condition. One day after imaging her progress she looked up at me and said “Tank You, I Lubba You!” She really didn’t speak English and it was too cute for words. A few months later at her last appointment, I saw her playing tag with another child in the hall. I knew there was no place else for me.
What do you like best about working at Gillette? Working at Gillette has given me the courage to say that I know I can handle anything life throws my way.
Do you have any children or pets? I have two children, Tyler is 14 years old and and EvaKate is 8. We have a dog “Charlie” aka Charles Xavier, aka Charles Barkley, aka Charlie the goat. We also have a fish and my daughter is currently asking what other pets we can have.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I have found I am not a good traveler but I have always wanted to go to Boston and Montana.
What are some of your hobbies outside of work? I mostly try to keep up with my house and kids but I absolutely love having parties. I am currently on hiatus, but am a red belt in Taekwondo and am looking forward to starting my training again and earning my black belt.