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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

JOB TITLE: Head Swim Coach

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

JOB TITLE: Manager of Performance Tours & Arts Promotion

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

JOB TITLE: Interim Assistant Museum Director

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

JOB TITLE: 
Assistant Baseball Coach

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

JOB TITLE: Advancement Assistant

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

JOB TITLE:  
Advancement Assistant

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