Why did you choose a career path in senior healthcare?
This career chose me. After retiring from the US Army, I was presented with an opportunity to work with Veterans at end of life. I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to continue to serve by helping our retired Veterans when they need the help the most and educate communities and families about the unique challenges Veterans are faced with at end of life. With that experience under my belt, I wanted to increase my skillset by moving into homecare, it just felt right.
Name your best work moment.
When I witnessed my first active death, something clicked inside me. I realized that this hospice benefit is much bigger than just one person. To be trusted enough to care for a person with a terminal illness is a huge responsibility. One that I take very seriously. When the family of a loved one we cared for comes to me to say thank you for all we have done, I know we got it right.
What do you look most forward to at work?
I can honestly say, I love working with the dedicated team in Dayton! From the first day I walked in the office, I got the immediate impression that this team cares for the patient and each other. No obstacle is too big. I look forward to working with this team every day.
Name some of your favorite things to do outside of work.
I love spending time with my wife. As empty nesters, we have found we enjoy more time with each other. I was also able to further my passion for collecting stamps, making my own wine and beer, pistol and rifle shooting, and I am an avid AFOL, an Adult Fan of Lego. I believe I have more Lego sets now than when I was a kid! Next step, become a LMB or Lego Master Builder!