Worker Of The Month – July 2022

May 2014 Employee of the Month Sarah Smiley – Aztec Recreation

Huge congrats to Aztec Recreation’s Sarah Smiley for receiving May worker of the month! Sarah began operating for Aztec Recreation in in January 2012 and after a few brief months Sarah changed into promoted to Facility Supervisor and alternatively promoted to Facility Lead.Sarah embodies what it approach to be a pacesetter, a group player and a role version of our Aztec Recreation core values. When asked what her favored memory become working for Aztec Recreation, her response, “Being promoted to Facilities Lead in November 2012 became one of the first-class recollections. It become a first rate accomplishment that I labored hard for. I have additionally been capable of sit on 3 interview panels to hire new employees, a amazing enjoy for myself, being on the alternative facet of an interview, and I love to see the new hires grow whilst running at the ARC.”

Studying Biology right here at SDSU, Sarah is aware of how to live centered and how to balance work, college, and her volunteering duties at Rady Children’s health facility and Sharp Hospice Care. Sarah is reading to grow to be a medical doctor and he or she certainly cares for the properly-being of others.Sarah is going above and past to help individuals and cater to their health desires.She not handiest could be very informed of our packages but also skilled.She can be seen operating out on the Express, participating in institution fitness lessons, taking the 1/2 marathon schooling rec class and greater. As the Facilities Lead Sarah performs a huge element in daily operations in which protection is the top priority. When it involves safety, Sarah has been take hold of in many ones, however the most prominent is how extraordinary she has been at training many new hires over the years.

Sarah claims, “My preferred components about running in undertaking is the human beings I actually have met from contributors to team of workers. I actually have so many sturdy relationships with a majority of my co-workers and even met my pleasant pal even as running right here.”

Sarah’s supervisor, Aimee stated, “Sarah is one of the sweetest people you may meet.She does the entirety just like her name says, with a grin on her face.Sarah is one of the handiest leads that took the time to pass educate, work, and sense cushty at each the front table and floor.”

Sarah’s personal motto that she lives with the aid of is “Work for a cause, not for applause.” We want you the fine of success in med school and recognize you’ll do exceptional things! Once an Aztec usually an Aztec! April 2014 Employee of the Month Katie Hecker – Aztec Adventures

Aztec Adventures Katie Hecker is the perfect example of what a real leader is all approximately. Katie began running for Aztec Adventures in fall 2010. She got concerned because her RA inside the SDSU res hall took a journey and taken Katie to a assembly.She then took the ENS138 Adventure Leadership route and observed that she had a ardour for outdoor leadership. The rest is records.

Katie has carried out all of it from main trips, to cleaning the trucks, operating within the returned keep (the vicinity that the tools is stored), and facilitating applications for Team Challenge.Since Thanksgiving, Katie has lead 4 journeys (because the Primary Leader) which include 21 extremely good nights outside.This included every week-long backpacking experience to the Grand Canyon and an 8 day canoeing body of workers schooling to the Black canyon at the Colorado River.In addition, she has also facilitated 3 key Team Challenge packages that generated at overall of $7,100.00.

When asked why she loves operating for Aztec Adventures she explains, “The purpose I love entering work is my coworkers.Aztec Adventures is absolutely a circle of relatives.When you are having a awful day or need help with some thing someone is continually there and inclined to choose up the slack.The first-class part is coming in understanding you have got a whole lot of work to do and knowing that a person has already beat you to it.”

One aspect that makes Katie the sort of first rate leader is the constant mind-set that experience members come first.She always makes positive her group is cushty in the exterior.Her first goal is protection, that is accompanied carefully through amusing, relationship constructing, and desirable food.She strives to make the trips she leads have lasting reminiscences and have the ride participants grow into circle of relatives with the aid of the give up. Aztec Adventures manager Jim Lustig illustrates why Katie is this kind of function model to others, “Hecker consistently takes whole “ownership” of the complete Aztec Adventures Outdoor Program.She is usually striving to enhance her ability units and management skills and in doing so is a great position model for all of our workforce, however specially the numerous young girls worried our program.Hecker aspires to a career in outdoor recreation and perspectives her time with Aztec Adventures because the high-quality a part of her SDSU education.”

Being that her major is Recreation and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Outdoor Systems Management she is in the proper subject. Jim also stated that, ” Her know-how and revel in with the bulk of our journeys, plus her mastery of our returned save and all the logistics permits her to proportion new ideas that maximum staff cannot even conceive of–and that includes myself at instances.” When we asked Katie how being worried helped her she claimed, “Aztec Adventures has prepared me for a lot of demanding situations to come in my professional and private existence.I welcome those demanding situations with open arms.I could not be more thankful.”

Katie’s personal motto is, “At the end of your weak all you have got left is your sturdy.” Along with her terrific management abilties, her humbleness is what also sticks out. When requested what she cherished approximately the program she diverted it to the human beings worried. She become constantly thanking all of people who had helped her alongside the way. When requested what she changed into most excited about, she referred to her coworkers promotions. She is this type of beautiful person inner and out. Along with Aztec Recreation, SDSU is worked up to peer what she has in store for the destiny!

By: Reyanne Mustafa February 2014 Employee of the Month Amanda Whiteley – ARC

ARC Sales Rep Amanda Whiteley has been sincerely crushing it with sales in the course of her 12 months operating here.Whiteley commenced her job at the ARC in September 2012 at some point of her first semester of university because she loved the electricity of this paintings environment.

She defined how running on the ARC has been one of these extraordinary and beneficial revel in because she has found out about, “marketing and working with a team that values creativity, performance and personal connections with clients.” Whiteley’s role calls for her to table and sell ARC membership around campus, which she describes as her favored a part of the process now not handiest because she receives to be exterior soaking up the sunshine, but additionally because she receives to speak with quite a few people which permits her to get a sense of what they’re seeking out in a really perfect gym.Along with interacting with students and members while tabling, Whiteley’s average day on the task consists of checking emails, following up on income, and supplying excellent customer service whilst marketing the ARC.

ARC Marketing lead Blake Pinsker illustrated why Whiteley turned into selected as employee of the month, “Amanda Whitely exemplifies the ARC Experience, and has been shining shiny in the ARC advertising and sales branch for over a year now. This semester Amanda shattered her semester sales quota half of way via the semester, and completed the month atop the department in income.”

As a Psychology important with a counseling and social exchange minor (CSP), Whiteley truly understands the significance of personal interactions and connections with ARC members. She explained how she enjoys talking to customers and making sure they have an excellent enjoy because every interplay counts.When asked if she had any advice for her coworkers she counseled to, “usually be friendly to customers and try to be as helpful as feasible because even though people do no longer sign up for a membership with you at that time they will come returned and talk to you or ship their buddies to talk with you in the event that they had a very good experience.”

Pinsker went directly to praise Whiteley’s efforts and dedication to the ARC, “her tough paintings and initiative have long gone a long way in assisting produce the ARC Express/Aztec Lanes binders, developing new income strategies, and retaining remarkable member relationships.”