In our “Employee Spotlight” series, we ask our employees about the role they play in our agency and a little bit about their family and personal life. We want to give you the ability to hear right from them about what gets them excited to come to work each day and how they personally help all of our clients succeed.
Let's meet our
Certified Credit and Housing Counselor
How long have you worked for the agency? –
"I have worked for ACCS since January 2016. For 10 years before that, I worked for a smaller non-profit (CCCS of NEPA), doing the same kind of work; the two agencies merged."
What are your primary job duties? –
"I am a certified housing and credit counselor. I help people with the whole process of homeownership, from getting into a mortgage to preventing foreclosure, along with discussions on dealing with unsecured debt, like credit cards."
What was the most unusual and/or interesting job you've ever had? –
"When my children were very little, I worked as an 'inventory specialist,' which was a fancy title that meant I was part of a crew that went to grocery stores and counted all of their inventory. It was very funny counting individual packets of Kool-aid."
Would you say you're messy or organized? –
"At work, I am organized, but at home I am a messy person with some hoarding tendencies. I just can’t seem to throw away buttons, clothes, kitchenware, etc. You just never know when those things will be collector items, right, like my daughter’s MC Hammer outfit."
What's your favorite food? –
"I love chocolate and Dr Pepper soda."
What's your least favorite food? –
"No raw onions in my food, please!"
Do you have any hobbies? –
"I love puzzles, from jigsaw puzzles to Sudoku, anything that makes me think, but uses little physical energy."
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without? –
"I want to answer my family, but my fingers are saying Dr Pepper."
What is your favorite book and/or movie? –
"What Dreams May Come, starring Robin Williams."
What is your favorite color? –
"When younger, I favored blue, but now I just like bright colors."
What is your favorite vacation spot? -
"My father’s family is from southern Alabama, and we enjoyed going there whenever we can."