Meet New Employees
NAME: Keri Bass START DATE: 06/28/2014
JOB TITLE: Community Service Coordinator
EDUCATION: Received her B.A. from Augustana College and her M.S. from Illinois State.
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: School Counselor for Family Resources Inc.
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Jeff-husband; Carter-Son; Ella and Emma-Daughters; Tabbitha-Cat
FAVORITE QUOTE/MOTTO: People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyways. ~Mother Teresa
FAVORITE BOOK: Man's Search for Meaning ~Viktor Frankl
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Project Life (scrapbooking), being with my kids and singing.
NAME: Dan Lloyd START DATE: 08/01/2014
EDUCATION: Graduated from Millikin University
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Head swim coach for Hendrix College
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Maverick-Son
FAVORITE QUOTE/MOTTO: "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." ~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War
FAVORITE BOOK: My Utmost for His Highest ~Oswald Chambers
FAVORITE FOOD: Italian
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Time with my family and surfing.
NAME: Lauren Reid START DATE: 08/11/2014
EDUCATION: Graduated from Augustana College in 2012 with majors in Business Marketing and Communication Studies
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Business Relations Specialist at the HON Co.
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Don-Dad; Maryann-Mom
FAVORITE QUOTE/MOTTO: "She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." ~ Elizabeth Edwards
FAVORITE BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird ~Harper Lee
FAVORITE FOOD: Spinach artichoke dip
IN MY SECOND LIFE, MY DREAM JOB WOULD BE: A wedding planner or interior decorator.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Watching football, Christmas decorating, and singing.
NAME: Amy Carton START DATE: 08/25/2014
JOB TITLE: Recruitment Communications Coordinator
EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Technologies
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Sports Editor for the Geneseo Republic Newspaper
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Jason-Husband; Bucky-Dog
FAVORITE QUOTE/MOTTO: "Every little thing is going to be alright."
FAVORITE BOOK: Anything ~James Patterson
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza from The Barn in Atkinson, IL
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Playing volleyball, watching college basketball and NFL football, exercising and spending time outside.
NAME: Claire Kovacs START DATE: 09/02/2014
EDUCATION: Earned her PhD from the University of Iowa. Received both her B.A. and M.S. from Case Western Reserve University.
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Assistant Professor History at Canisius College
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Cody-Partner; Joe-Dog
FAVORITE BOOK: Love in the Time of Cholera ~ G.G. Marquez
FAVORITE FOOD: Bone marrow from a restaurant called St. John's in London
IN MY SECOND LIFE, MY DREAM JOB WOULD BE: Cheesemonger
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Gardening, cooking, and other culinary adventures.
NAME: Mike Meyers START DATE: 09/02/2014
EDUCATION: Received his B.A. from Western Illinois University in Recreation Park & Tourism Administration
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Pitching Instructor
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Mindy-Wife; Brady-Son; Riley-Daughter
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
IN MY SECOND LIFE, MY DREAM JOB WOULD BE: Chef
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sporting events, and spending time with family.
NAME: Dianne Pegram START DATE: 09/02/2014
EDUCATION: Graduated from Waubonsee Community College and recieved her AAS in Administrative Assistance and Office Careers.
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Executive Assistant
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Larry-Spouse
FAVORITE QUOTE/MOTTO: "Choose well."
FAVORITE BOOK: Anything written by Maya Angelou
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican
IN MY SECOND LIFE, MY DREAM JOB WOULD BE: Working in a garden center.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Gardening, quilting, and traveling
NAME: Krista Rittenhouse START DATE: 09/08/2014
EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of Illinois and Université Paul Vallery in Montpellier, France
PREVIOUS EMPLOYER/TITLE: Senior Estimator and Administrative Assistant for CMC Inc.
INHABITANTS AT MY RESIDENCE: Todd-Husband; Will & Daniel-Sons; Claire & Chloe-Daughters
FAVORITE QUOTE/MOTTO: "Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances."
FAVORITE BOOK: The Bible, Wuthering Heights ~Emily Bronte & Anything ~Jane Austen
FAVORITE FOOD: Salmon with brown rice and pine nuts
IN MY SECOND LIFE, MY DREAM JOB WOULD BE: Working for the United Nations Council on trade development.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Barley House band member, Lay Ministry (small group study), & time with my husband and children