I managed a restaurant located next door to the JK Products office and team members would come in for lunch/dinner. After hearing them talk so highly about JK, I thought it could be an opportunity for me to get out of the restaurant industry. When an opening came at JK, I applied. I was hired in late 2019 and got out of restaurants for good in early 2020.
When I was 14, a friend of my mom’s got me a job hosting birthday parties at McDonald’s in my hometown of Batesville, AR. My official title was “Playground Ranger!” Honestly, it wasn’t a bad gig.
I wanted to be not poor (LOL)! I don’t remember having a particular career in mind. I’ve always enjoyed talking to people and learning about their lives. That’s probably why I worked in restaurants for 20 years and why I love my position at JK so much. Every customer I talk to has something unique about them and a story to tell.
During my adolescent years, I won the Arkansas State Swimming Championship in my age division five years in a row. I represented Arkansas at the Junior Olympics when I was nine years old, which seems like a lifetime ago. I’d probably drown now!
“Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison
Colorado, the whole state, is absolutely amazing – the weather, the landscape, and the people. My aunt lives there and I’ve had the opportunity to visit many places in the state.
It’s exciting to watch my kids grow and experience new things, creating memories with them and my husband. In my twenties, I thought life couldn’t get any better and as I approach my late thirties, I think about what an idiot I was in my twenties! Right now, these are the best years of my life and things only continue to get sweeter, year after year.
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