What do you like to do in your free time when you’re not working at Carpenter’s Shelter?
I spend my free hours cooking and playing with my 6-month old son, Charlie and my boston terrier, Maggie.
I also volunteer at the Caryle House as a docent and at Computer CORE as a tutor.
What sets Carpenter’s Shelter apart from other organizations?
I think that Carpenter’s Shelter is very different from other organizations because of the way that it diversifies its funding. The fact that only 20% of our funding comes from the government when most of our counterparts receive 75-85% government funding is very impressive.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I love to sit pool side with a good book on vacation, and since Las Vegas has some of the best pools in the world, it is one of my favorite spots.
What aspects of your job at Carpenter’s Shelter do you find most rewarding?
I am inspired every day by the courage and accomplishments of Carpenter’s clients. I celebrate their success as they transition from crisis into a stable living situation.
What do you hope the Shelter will achieve in the near future? In the long term?
I hope that Carpenter’s Shelter will be able to raise the $250,000 that we are losing from the Freddie Mac Foundation closing. And will be able to continue to raise that money each year needed to sustain our operations.
Song most played on your ipod? Tiny Dancer- Elton John
What has been your biggest takeaway from working at Carpenter’s Shelter?
This community is amazingly generous, and I am lucky to be part of it.
Share one of your favorite Carpenter’s Shelter memories? Decorating our office door at Christmas, and cutting out 100’s of snowflakes to decorate the office for the holiday season. We even made up a little song about “Working in a Winter Wonderland.”
Describe Carpenter’s Shelter in 3 words or less. Respect, responsibility, results.