1.) What is your position and role at Gillette? I am a Volunteer Coordinator, which allows me to interview, recruit, coordinate and supervise the volunteers at Gillette. I enjoy meeting new people and connecting with the staff at Gillette to schedule volunteers for positions!
2.) Do you have a favorite story or memory? I meet incredible people in the community who want to donate their time and energy to Gillette. One example is a 7-year-old patient who wanted to give back to Gillette. He threw a birthday party in his hometown and instead of asking for gifts for himself, he asked everybody to bring an item from home (glue sticks, craft supplies, popsicle sticks, crayons, etc.). He used the items to create “Imagination Kits” for the children at Gillette, to keep them entertained while in the hospital. He brought in 299 imagination kits! Great things come in small packages!
3.) What are some of your hobbies outside of work? I am an avid Minnesota sports fan. Show me a Groupon for a new restaurant and I’m there! I also love grilling out and spending time with my family.
4.) Do you have any children or pets? My husband, Jeff and I have two sons, one daughter and one granddaughter. Cooper, our Cairn terrier, is 12 years old and is quite the crowd pleaser!
5.) If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I hope to visit Albuquerque, New Mexico sometime in October for the International Balloon Fiesta.
6.) What is one fun fact about you? I have owned 14 different types of animals, everything from an iguana, ducks and homing pigeons to a guinea pig named Gumdrop!