Authored by: Sonja Kania, Chief Talent & Social Capital Officer
When I think about Mike, I think about the old saying: Laughter is the best medicine. Mike is truly the person the on campus that can get anyone and everyone to smile, no matter the day or situation. In the field of social services humor is so important to help us stay resilient and hopeful about the work that we do. Laughter is also such an important piece to helping the youth on campus feel welcomed and cared for. Thank you Mike for always having a smile on your face and your commitment to helping support the staff and youth!
And if you don’t believe me about Mike’s wonderful sense of humor, then just make sure you check out his responses below! My favorite is the comment about Winnie the Pooh…
How long have you worked at Norris? What position did you start in? What positions have you been in?
18 years, started as a maintenance worker and then promoted to Assistant Physical Plant Manager after four months.
What is your favorite Norris memory?
A new one every day
What is your favorite song of all time?
Lining My Pockets by Johnny Cash
What was the last gift that you gave to someone?
Stuffed animal to Brittni
*It should be noted that Mike is constantly giving funny and unexpected “gifts” to staff
What were you like in high school?
Wild and crazy
If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?
Move up North
What is your favorite food to prepare (or eat)?
Too many to list
When was the last time you traveled somewhere new?
In May of this year, we traveled to Colorado
How do you spend your free time?
What is your most useless talent?
My English accent
Who would play you in the Lifetime original movie of your teen years?
Winnie the Pooh
What is the best advice that you have been given from staff when you started working here?
Keep your chin up
What would be your best advice for new staff at Norris?
Enjoy the ride
What is the last thing that you’ve done that’s worth remembering?
Helping out to get one of the youth off of the roof at school
If you want to learn more about the great staff that work at Norris, check out our other Employee Spotlight posts on our website and stay tuned for more to come!