Roles and Responsibilities:
I am the Texas Regional Camp Manager overseeing the daily operations of Aries Workforce Housing and subcontractors in Oklahoma, West Texas, and South Texas.
How did you come to meet the folks at Aries?
It is actually a funny story. I was a Massage Therapist and managing my own rental properties in Hobbs, New Mexico. My daughter was the Branch Manager for the staffing agency that was contracted with Aries. The position was for running the guard shack for the Lovington Lodge location for a two week assignment. After two weeks, I was hooked and completed the contract with Aries.
How long have you been with Aries?
The two weeks assignment has turned into nearly 4 years with Aries.
Where did you work prior to joining Aries?
I am a career Flight Attendant with Southwest Airlines retiring after 17 years. I then became a business owner opening up a tanning salon and a Victoria Secrets style boutique.
When you’re not at work, what would we find you doing?
I am a big-time family person. Spending time with my family at an outdoor concert, going to the casino, or donating my time at the local animal shelter.
What would “your perfect workday” consist of?
Making connections for future business, leading a successful team, and no vacancies at any of my camp locations.
Your favorite “non-work” activity you and your father enjoy doing together.
My father is 86 and still active. I take him to his senior citizen activities and lunch. My father really enjoys his senior citizen dances and loves the attention the ladies give him. He’s a cutie!
What sets Aries apart from other companies that deliver the same thing?
The culture. Upper management really takes a personal interest in its employees. Aries is big on family and provide a great balance between work and family life. That is something you do not find with other companies.
Any local recommendations for people staying at any of the camps you oversee? Restaurants, sights?
Oklahoma’s camp is a 30 minutes from the city. Sonora has the beautiful Sonora Caverns, Odessa and Goldsmith are in the Permian Basin which is the oil field capital of Texas and Midland has the childhood home of George W. Bush.
Anything that surprised you about the workforce housing industry that you didn’t forsee when you started?
The camp life gets in your blood. The passion and the lifestyle gets in your blood.
If you weren’t in the workforce housing industry, what job would you probably be doing?
I would be running an Animal Rescue Shelter. I have a big heart for animals especially those who do not have a home.
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