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March Employee of the Month

March Employee of the Month

April is a DSP at TECH's ALS program and has been with us for TWENTY years! April says her favorite thing about working for TECH is the clients. The TECH Pillar that means the most to her is Creativity because "I love seeing all the beautiful art work our clients are creating and how much they take pride in it!"

Michelle Dodge, DSP at ALS said, "April goes above and beyond with all of our clients. She always has a kind word and a little bit of face to face time for every single client. She goes out of her way to do things for them and is always willing to help her coworkers out if she can. In particular, she spends a lot of time with a one-on-one client and is incredibly patient with him and has a rapport with him that others do not. She gets stuff done ahead of time to make things easier at busy times of day and is always busy doing something. A lot of times, you can go to do something and find out that April has already done it!"

Thank you to April and all of our TECH staff that are so dedicated to the people we serve!

 

More about April

What is your title? Wonder woman 😊 DSP -ALS

How long have you been with TECH? All together, about 20 years!

How did you get started with TECH?  I had family members who had worked here before I was old enough to have a job here.  I knew a lot of our clients when I was 16 years old and as soon as there was an opportunity to work here I applied and started clear back in 1999.

What is your favorite thing about working for TECH? Having fun with the clients, exploring new things with them and just overall getting to spend my day with them!

What do you love most about your job? Our clients!

What is the TECH pillar that resonates with you most and why? Creativity - I love seeing all the beautiful art work our clients are creating and how much they take pride in it!

What do you like to do in your spare time? Drink margaritas!?!?! 😊 and of course spend time with my family!

Are there any TV shows or movies that you just love? Game of Thrones (I am surprised that I have been patient for the final season after waiting for so long!)

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know? I LOVE to sing Karaoke no matter the song I will rock it! (or at least in my head I am!😊)

Do you have a favorite quote? "She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future " Proverbs 31:25

What is your proudest moment working at TECH? (The picture i chose above) - The day before it was voting day Bret, asked  me several times through out my  shift about taking him to vote the next day. I showed up to work the next day and he was ready to go vote. Seeing how important it was to him to go vote and the pride he showed after he voted is priceless! It's moments like those that make me the proudest to assist our clients in achieving their goals, wishes or just simple things like voting that makes me the proudest that I am here to assist them!

What others are saying about April:

"April always goes the extra mile to make each one of her clients feel special regardless of how difficult or stressful the day may be. She is very dedicated to their independence and is a great deal of fun!  April is always willing to assist her peers and others wherever needed.  We appreciate what she adds to our TECH team and are glad she is with us." ~Billie Redd, ALS Manager

"She is always so helpful with the clients and is willing to help when you need her. She is superwoman!" ~Josie Harvard, DSP ALS

"April goes above and beyond with all of our clients. She always has a kind word and a little bit of face to face time for every single client. She goes out of her way to do things for them and is always willing to help her coworkers out if she can. In particular, she spends a lot of time with a one-on-one client and is incredibly patient with him and has a rapport with him that others do not. She gets stuff done ahead of time to make things easier at busy times of day and is always busy doing something. A lot of times, you can go to do something and find out that April has already done it!" ~Michelle Dodge, DSP ALS

"She shows you what tech is all about." ~Carissa Brown, DSP ALS