I’ve worked at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza since the day it opened—I jokingly call it “my house.”
Through all the changes that I’ve seen happen here, I discovered early on that people who come here are mostly looking for someone to listen to them. It works out well because I’m a good listener.
People come here looking for lawyers, doctors, counselors, classes, services, and programs. Sometimes they’ve been through a lot and are upset. It’s important to me to treat them respectfully and directly. And they appreciate it.
I love my job. The Center is one of the best places around. You’re respected for who you are, and it’s all good at “my house.” We’re one big happy family.
Hometown: Longview, Alabama
Year Started at Center: 1995
Staff Position: Security Officer