February Employee of the Month
Christin is a DSP at TECH's Baldwin house and has been with us for seven years! Christin says her favorite thing about working for TECH is definitely the clients. The TECH Pillar that means the most to her is Connection. Christin says, "Working mostly in a retirement house, the clients are very close to the staff and the dynamics of the house are ever changing. A lot of the clients rely on staff to keep things going smoothly."
Lisa VanWey, Team Leader for Baldwin said, "Christin goes the extra mile to make each and every one of our clients feel special regardless of how difficult or stressful things are for the staff."
Thank you to Christin and all of our TECH staff that are so dedicated to the people we serve!
More about Christin
What is your title? DSP (Direct Support Professional) at the Baldwin House
How long have you been with TECH? 7 years
How did you get started with TECH? My Mother worked for TECH. I needed a job. Thought this would get me through until I found something else. I did not think I would enjoy this type of work. Seven years later and I am still here, and I could not imagine doing anything else.
What is your favorite thing about working for TECH? The clients for sure.
What are 3 words to describe TECH? Caring, Compassionate, and Creative
What do you love most about your job? The clients. They do not judge people based on the way they look. If you have ever met me, you know I don’t exactly look normal with my multi-color hair. The clients could care less.
What is the TECH pillar that resonates with you most and why? Connection. Working mostly in a retirement house the clients are very close to the staff and the dynamics of the house are ever changing. A lot of the clients rely on staff to keep things going smoothly.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Sleeping (lol), camping, going to the movies, crafting, yard work and gardening. Reading comics and books
Are there any TV shows or movies that you just love? If you met me, you would know that I am a huge nerd and so I love anything science fiction. Buffy the Vampire slayer is my all-time favorite show. With that being said though, one of my all time favorite movies is the 1959 movie Gidget.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know? I like classical music and love watching musicals and Disney channel original movies.
Do you have a favorite quote? "In 900 years of time and space I have never met anyone who wasn’t important." -Doctor Who
I have this quote tattooed on the top of my left foot.
What is your proudest moment working at TECH? I don’t know if this would really be a proud moment but making it through the year 2016. That was a rough year for Baldwin house and I stuck with it and came through the other side a better person having learned a lot about myself in that one year.
What others are saying about Christin:
"Recently, Baldwin House has had numerous open positions and Christin has been willing to cover any shift that needed coverage. She bounces back and forth between shifts without complaining, frequently missing out on a day off. She continues to keep a positive attitude and give our clients the care they deserve. She is taking an active role in training new staff persons, and still manages to be the organized staff person she has always been. Christin goes the extra mile to make each and every one of our clients feel special regardless of how difficult or stressful things are for the staff." ~Lisa Van Wey, Team Leader at Baldwin House
"She has worked so hard keeping Baldwin house running with only 2 staff. It has been amazing how Christin and Lisa have worked together to keep the house running." ~Julie Murphy, DSP