Q Tell us about yourself!
A I live in Davidsville. I have three amazing children. My oldest son is married and has given me two adorable grandsons, also a granddaughter that is due very soon. My daughter is a senior at UPJ and my youngest son is a senior at Conemaugh Township High School. We have a dog named Nyah, a cat named Oliver and 2 goldfish named Mr. and Mrs. Goldman.
Q What is your role here and when did you start?
A I started as a CNA. I went to GJCTC to become an LPN. I had worked as a charge and med nurse on all three wings and all three shifts before taking the position in medical records about 12 years ago. I still work as a med nurse when I am needed. I started September 18, 1996. I will be celebrating 22 years this year.
Q What is your favorite thing about Arbutus?
A The residents. They are so awesome. I love helping and talking with them. So many of them have such interesting stories to tell. They have become extended families to many of us.
Q Where would you travel if you could go anywhere?
A Definitely Hawaii, it is on my bucket list.
Q When you aren’t at work, what do you like to do?
A Family is always # 1 with me, so anything with my family is always fun. We have Sunday dinners and cook outs. I enjoy cooking, painting, hiking, fishing, and watching sports. My daughter got me hooked on kayaking last summer.
Q What is something that most people don’t know about you that might surprise them?
A I have been running 5K races for the past four years. I run in the Que classic every year and have done other races. I’m not the fastest, but I always finish the race.
Q The Best Thing in Life is:
A Family and friends.