Employee Spotlight: Aaron Jellish, Clinician

Authored by: Scott Maday, Youth Liaison

How long have you worked at Norris?  What position did you start in? What positions have you been in? 

I have worked at Norris for 13 years and started as a therapist.

What is your favorite Norris memory?

A youth would not exit the pond and staff and I attempted to get him out of there for a substantial amount of time when Mike M drove down in the maintenance pickup truck and yelled get in the truck and the youth immediate got out of the pond and went with Mike.

What is your favorite song of all time?

Anything by Motley Crue

What was the last gift that you gave to someone?

I built a peg hole obstacle for my daughter’s American Ninja Warrior Quest

What were you like in high school?

I had long hair and wanted to be a rock n roll star

If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?

I would volunteer, work on cars, and continue playing music.

What is your favorite food to prepare (or eat)?

I love to prepare breakfast

When was the last time you traveled somewhere new?

I went to Cuba last year.

How do you spend your free time?

I spend time with my daughter, work on my car, and play music.

What is your most useless talent?


Who would play you in the Lifetime original movie of your teen years?

Pick any character from the movie Dazed and Confused

What is the best advice that you have been given from staff when you started working here?

Do not take the youth’s behaviour personally.

What would be your best advice for new staff at Norris?

Do not take the youth’s behavior personally.

What are you most proud of personally and professionally?

Personally my daughter is my greatest success and what I am most proud of. Professionally, I would say that being able to do this type of work for so long and seeing the different youth over the years contact me to inform me how they are doing in life while reminding me of what I helped them with in their life.

If you would like to join our team and rock out with Aaron, visit our “Join Our Team” page to view current openings!