We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.
Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
I am the Program Coordinator at our Enumclaw center. For the past six years, I taught health and fitness in Washington public middle and high schools.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
I would like to thank Christie Gilliland for suggesting that I check out Green River when I was talking to her about looking for a different career path over the summer. Hearing and seeing great things convinced me this is the perfect place for me to start something new. Having the opportunity to support learners in a different way was a huge draw for me as well.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
Michael Franti & Spearhead.
What was the very first job you ever had?
Babysitting for my neighbors.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
Meeting so many awesome people who are pursuing personal growth, working with the outstanding staff at our Enumclaw center, and getting to train with so many departments (a huge thank you to everyone helping me with my onboarding!).
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
Building relationships that support students, faculty, staff, community members, and Green River programs in Enumclaw.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
Traveling with family and friends, competing with my dog, and starting a new career.
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
Rosie because I believe “we can do it!” and am an upbeat optimist.
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I would either play something on the piano or stack the tallest Jenga tower ever.
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
Gators Really Empower Enumclaw Neighbors