Sidekick Salute: Employees of the Month August 2021

Martha

Martha is one of our Case Managers for SSVF and was recognized for going above and beyond her normal scope as well as outside of SSVF’s scope when it came to housing one of our clients. She’s also been quick to get up to speed and learn what being a Case Manager for SSVF entails. Congratulations Martha!

Q. Before working at the VIC, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A. The most interesting job that I’ve ever had was manufacturing military shelter systems and commercial fabric buildings. It was a very difficult job, but it built character and gave me a newfound respect for those who work in the manufacturing and production.

Q. People would be surprised if they knew:
A. People would be surprised by my odd collection of boxes. Yes, boxes! I have boxes made out of unique materials from all over the world. My favorite box is made out of eucalyptus wood and it has a hand painted toucan. I also like to collect oddities such as taxidermy, and strange art.

Q. People say that we become our parents as we age. What’s something your mother or father would do, that you swore you’d never do, but find yourself doing?
A. Something my father does that I swore I would never do, but find myself doing all the times is using Vick’s Vapor Rub. As a child I used to hate the smell of it, and swore that I would never use it. Now, I love it and can’t live without it. I have become a victim of Vapor rub!

Q. Which Mr. Men / Little Miss character do you associate with the most?
A. The character that I most associate myself with is Little Miss Brave; she is passionate, and is never scared to stand up for what is right!

Daniel

Daniel is one of our Case Managers for Transitional Housing and was recognized for going the extra mile for clients when they are putting in the effort and he has no problem using his personal contacts to help clients when needed. Congratulations Daniel!

Q. Before working at the VIC, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A. Worked as an investigator for a personal injury law firm.

Q. People would be surprised if they knew:
A. I used to be an amateur MMA fighter.

Q. People say that we become our parents as we age. What’s something your mother or father would do, that you swore you’d never do, but find yourself doing?
A. Using the phrase “back in my day”…

Q. Which Mr. Men / Little Miss character do you associate with the most?
A. Mr. Chatterbox lol.