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Team Members Celebrate Their Mothers

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Team Members Celebrate Their Mothers

Echoing Hills is an organization where happiness and fulfillment happens. You will often hear team members comment on how it feels like you’re part of a big family. For some, this statement rings especially true.

Across our five regions, you will find several individuals that work alongside their moms. They enjoy the work they do. Being able to do it with someone they love is an added bonus.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we invited the children of these duos to share their thoughts on their mothers.

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Michala Ashley (Lead DSP at Harner Home, Echoing Hills Community Living of Southeast Ohio)

What Is Your Mom’s Name and What Does She Do at Echoing Hills?
“Rachel Ulbrich. She is the Director of Echoing Connections of Southeast Ohio and has worked at Echoing Hills for 20 years.”

Who Worked at Echoing Hills First?
“My mom, but I started here when I was still in high school.”

What Is It Like to Work With Your Mom?
“Before, when we were all in the same building (Echoing Meadows), my mom was the Director for the kitchen. I would go pick on her and get “free” food. I paid for it later…or maybe she did – ha, ha. Also, before I started working at Echoing Hills, I would say I was sick at school so I could come hang out with the girls in the kitchen and get hot chocolate.”

What Makes Your Mom Good at Her Job?
“Her passion for her job is what makes her good at her job. The individuals talk about her when they come back to the Harner Home where I work. They love her!”

What Is Your Mom’s Talent(s)?
“Food. I love all her cooking, except a select few things.”

Fill-In-The-Blank: There’s Nothing Like My Mom’s _____.
“Cakes! Seriously, they are great!”

What Would You Like Your Mom to Know?
“I am just like her, even though I think she knows that. She works super hard and loves her family but sometimes doesn’t know how to sit and enjoy life. Which I know is hard … I’m just like her!” 

Amber Burtt (Activities Assistant at Echoing Hills Community Living of Northeast Ohio)

What Is Your Mom’s Name and What Does She Do at Echoing Hills?
“Carol Burtt. She is an LPN.”

Who Worked at Echoing Hills First?
“My mom was hired in 2007. I volunteered from the time she was hired until I was hired in 2019.”

What Is It Like to Work With Your Mom?
“Working with my mom is fun but can sometimes be challenging. When she’s upset I tend to take it to heart and think that I am the cause of it. Overall though, she loves to have fun and make the individuals smile every chance she gets.”

What Makes Your Mom Good at Her Job?
“My mom is a great nurse who loves those she serves. She is very caring and always ready to help anyone in need.”

What Is Your Mom’s Talent(s)?
“My mom is the queen at getting what is needed for lab nights.”

Fill-In-The-Blank: There’s Nothing Like My Mom’s _____.
“Sense of humor.”

What Would You Like Your Mom to Know?
“I would like my mom to know that she is my best friend and I love her very much. I don’t know how I would do this thing called life without her.” 

Mariah McCreery (Development Coordinator at Echoing Hills’ Corporate Office)

What Is Your Mom’s Name and What Does She Do at Echoing Hills?
“Erin Berisford. She is the Corporate Human Resources Generalist.”

Who Worked at Echoing Hills First?
“My mom.”

What Is It Like to Work With Your Mom?
“For the most part, it’s really nice because I love my mom, and she has so much Echoing Hills knowledge. But it’s not as much fun if I’m a few minutes late for work and she gets on my case!”

What Makes Your Mom Good at Her Job?
“She has excellent organizational skills, extreme attention to detail, and is very thorough.”

What Is Your Mom’s Talent(s)?
“EXCEL SPREADSHEETS! Oh, and remaining calm and level-headed in stressful situations.”

Fill-In-The-Blank: There’s Nothing Like My Mom’s _____.
“Sense of humor or mac and cheese.”

What Would You Like Your Mom to Know?
“How much I admire her and value our relationship.” 

Allison Reigle (DSP at Echoing Hills Community Living of Central Ohio)

What Is Your Mom’s Name and What Does She Do at Echoing Hills?
“Dawn Helmick. She is a DSP at Echoing Connections of Central Ohio.”

Who Worked at Echoing Hills First?
“My mom.”

What Is It Like to Work With Your Mom?
“It’s a lot of fun. Even though we do not work directly with each other, it’s always nice to see her when transporting individuals to and from Echoing Connections in the morning and afternoon. She’s always been a morning person, so it’s nice to see her smiling face and positive attitude so early in the morning. One particular resident (Aric) and I always hide in the mornings and try to scare her…even though his laugh gives us away. He always enjoys the days we both work. I also enjoy hearing from those we serve that my mom did this or my mom did that. They all really like her.”

What Makes Your Mom Good at Her Job?
“There are so many things I could say! She’s so patient with those we serve and really goes above and beyond to connect with them. She treats them all with respect, and you can really tell she has a heart for what she does. She is always willing to step up and do the work no one else wants to and never complains.”

What Is Your Mom’s Talent(s)?
“She always finds the positives in life.”

Fill-In-The-Blank: There’s Nothing Like My Mom’s _____.
“Breakfast casseroles.”

What Would You Like Your Mom to Know?
“That more often than not, when I find myself in hard situations at work, I take a step back and think, ‘how would my mom handle this?’ She just has a way with the individuals we serve. She loves them, and they all love her.”
 

Raven Strain (DSP at Echoing Hills Community Living of Central Ohio)

What Is Your Mom’s Name and What Does She Do at Echoing Hills?
“Mary Strain. She has been a DSP at Echoing Hills of Central Ohio for 13 years.”

Who Worked at Echoing Hills First?
“My mom.”

What Is It Like to Work With Your Mom?
“I love working with my mom!”

What Makes Your Mom Good at Her Job?
“My mom is great at being helpful. All the people who live here love my mom.”

What Is Your Mom’s Talent(s)?
“My mom’s talent is being a superhero and always looking out for me.”

Fill-In-The-Blank: There’s Nothing Like My Mom’s _____.
“Heart and smile.”

What Would You Like Your Mom to Know?
“I want her to know that no matter what I will always be there for her, and I love her.”

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To find out more about career opportunities at Echoing Hills, visit ehvi.org/careers. (link: https://ehvi.org/careers/) We invite and encourage all family members to join our team!

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