Have you ever wondered who lives behind the MORC training? One of those faces belongs to April Strnad the MORC LMS System Administrator! April has worked at MORC for over 23 years now. She began in Data Management, then moved to the IT Helpdesk, before settling into the training department where she has been thriving!
April was born and raised on the east side of Detroit. While venturing out for a few years to Missouri, the beaches called her back and she ultimately wound up back in Southeast Michigan! She shares her life here with her 5 year old cat Cruikshank (pictured above) who prefers all the attention to herself! Before MORC, April went to Specs Howard School of Broadcast and Arts to start a career in radio. Her radio career pushed her to gain confidence in public speaking and to command a room in a vulnerable group setting-which makes her the perfect fit to assist thousands of caregivers through trainings!
While most of the staff will never actually get to reach out to April, she is the admin's most beneficial resource! She walks us through the system and gives us the tools to assist employees in their training progress. When the 2020 pandemic began, the training team at MORC realized that they needed to switch trainings to online as quickly as possible! Within 30 days, they were able to begin publishing those courses to keep trainings going with social distancing! Her favorite feature of the MORC system is the report generators that admin are able to run. Being in the position she is in, April also gets invited to the most exciting events like Macomb County Staff Appreciation Day, fundraisers for providers, and even our 3rd Circle Giving Tuesday fundraiser coming up later this year!
When April is not working, she is constantly bettering herself a little everyday, while also getting into her favorite hobbies. April creates jewelry for her friends and family and is creating a workbench center in her home for it. She is also a part of MMHC- Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club and searches for mushrooms in many forests, fields, and large yards when she is invited. More recently, she even became a part of a large gaming community that quests and dungeons together which she loves! April was thoughtful enough to include 3rd Circle in a craft donation when she was sorting through her hobby items. She dropped off a few bags filled with crafty supplies to give to some individuals in our homes that were excited to have some more fun activities!