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.
My new title is Environmental Safety Manager, based out of the Facilities Department.
I’m coming from the Dept. of Labor & Industries as a Compliance Safety & Health Officer. Prior to that I served as the Safety Coordinator for Franz Bakeries, and have worked at local businesses as their Safety/HR Generalist.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
The campus has a great atmosphere with a long history of giving back to the community. I respect that.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
I listen to Spanish conversational cds. Quiero hablar más español.
What was the very first job you ever had?
My first job was serving in the United States Navy as a Lithographer (Print Shop). I have traveled worldwide, served on board ships, sub tenders and naval air stations.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
It’s exciting to be working with so many exceptional people with diverse backgrounds.
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
I’d like to formally recognize each individual who championed a safety effort, prior to me coming to GRC.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
Graduating from GRC 10 years ago with high honors
Earning certifications in PHR, SHRM-CP, Flagger, Compliance and Toastmasters
Marrying Ken, my husband and best friend for the past 26 years
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
“Chandelier” is a usual office nickname. I’m known to seek out chandeliers and take unique photos of them, my portfolio has 44 glimmering photos so far. “Keep Shining,” is my motto!
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I’d showcase photography as a hobby, perhaps even host a GRC selfie booth with Slater the Gator!
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
Global Harmonizing, the safety data sheets program
Robust, building upon an already strong safety program
Engineering controls, to help minimize risk
Eye Protection, to preserve sight
Notable, for all the combined efforts that keep us safe everyday