What is your role at Washington Regional?
As communication specialist, I write press releases, newsletters and magazine articles.
How long have you been at Washington Regional?
I first joined Washington Regional in 2001 as a communication specialist in the Marketing/Public Relations Department. The next year I had to relocate with my family to another city. After returning to Fayetteville, I was hired in 2006 as manager of the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home. In January 2010 I had the opportunity to transfer back to Marketing/Public Relations.
What do you like best about your job?
I get to learn something new every day!
Why did you choose Washington Regional as an employer?
Washington Regional improves the health of not only each patient, but the entire community. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of that.
Describe your family.
I have three sons-ages 25, 23 and 19-who are intelligent, funny and caring. The two oldest are pursuing master's degrees and the youngest is a college sophomore.
What are your hobbies?
Two of my favorite activities--beachcombing and snorkeling--require tropical locations, so I like to travel. I read a lot, too, and browse flea markets and antique stores.
What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
Since I grew up in rural Washington County, I'm comfortable around a farm. You might run into me at a livestock auction.
What do you like best about Northwest Arkansas?
It's home! I've lived in many interesting cities, from coast to coast, but I was always homesick for Northwest Arkansas.
What customer service skills help you manage your job duties?
Being a good listener--and interested in people's stories--has been helpful both in Marketing/Public Relations and at the Cancer Support Home.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
It's very rewarding to provide health information that people can use to improve their lives.