Position: UE Coach
What led you to your current position? A desire to continue working with students.
Fun Fact: Seneca has the most incredible people where I have made many long lasting friendships. My son's donor is a retired Senecan. He got that Seneca Love!
What does your average day look like? Ha! Well, since we’re in Shelter in Place things look a lot different. We start with a morning work out, then I transition right into work. Zoom doesn't care if I haven't showered LOL. My son Marley does Zoom meetings with me and even has his own keyboard to help me write emails!
Why do you do this work? I started out my career with a strong desire to be a juvenile probation officer. But after 2 years of working at Juvenile Hall, I was depleted and hopeless. I would sit in staff meetings where we would spend hours discussing how many pieces of paper kids could have and then transition to talking about my favorite topic, Nutra Loaf - a disgusting blend of "nutrients" to serve the kids that were on "lock down" due to excessive behavior. When I left, I decided to switch careers and became a Collection Agent. I lasted 2 weeks! I quit with nothing lined up. Seneca Center then found me! My Uncle was on his daily walk when saw the "Now Hiring" sign at Seneca Foothill. He walked in and had a conversation with Melba! He brought me home an application (It was paper in those days) and I applied immediately. My first Seneca position was at the Group Homes and I fell in LOVE! I do this work because those babies helped me believe in hope!