What motivates or inspires you to better the community? The future. Whether thinking about my family, career or even social life, I understand that if I want Stark County to thrive and continue to be the place I want to stay, I have to stake a personal claim in making it better.
What motivates or inspires you to better the community? I was raised in Stark County by two parents who were/are very active in our community, and they taught me the importance of giving back and making a positive impact. Now that I have two children of my own, I want to set a positive example for them while doing my part to make a difference in the place I call home.
What motivates or inspires you to better the community? I am inspired by my faith, my family and the people I am privileged to serve. My faith enforces how important it is to serve others, my family sets an example in every form of work they do and people in our community give me insight and reason to fight for them when they have been left behind.
What motivates or inspires you to better the community? Ever since becoming a resident of Stark County in 2013, I became attached and intrigued. I want to bring forth the same successes to Canton that I have seen in other large Ohio cities. I know that Canton can grow and prosper as other cities have, and that is what motivates me to contribute through volunteering and community service.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? The best career advice wasn’t in words, but in actions. My parents have always demonstrated an exceptional work ethic, and that has left a strong impression and general guidance for me. They’ve given a lot to ensure I found my passions, and I think with their guidance, they’ve positioned me as a strong asset to organizations I’m associated with.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? The best career advice I have ever been given is probably something from the book “The Hard thing about Hard things,” by Ben Horowitz, “Life is struggle.” I believe that within that quote lies the most important lesson in entrepreneurship: Embrace the struggle. I’ve always gone my path. It hasn’t always been easy, but I do so with decisive determined action.
What motivates or inspires you to better the community? I believe in Stark County and in my community. I’ve lived in Stark County all my life and am thrilled to raise my children here. My kids inspire me to get involved in the community and make a difference any way that I can. I want my community to be as influential for my children as it has been for me.
What advice would you give the younger generation when it comes to advancing in their careers or strengthening Stark County? Get comfortable being uncomfortable. No great opportunity worth achieving will come easy. Be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone and walk through doors of new opportunity. You would be surprised of the accomplishments you can achieve simply by taking advantage of an opportune moment. Show up. Push forward. Don’t quit. Repeat.
What motivates or inspires you to better the community? I am motivated by my love of nursing and improving the lives of patients in our community. From a young age, I knew my career would be spent in the health care field, and I am excited I can make a positive impact on the members of Stark County.
What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given? “Plan B and a good sense of humor.” This advice was given to me when I was still in high school, getting ready to start my first job at Freda’s Hallmark in Hartville. My mom, an educator for over 50 years, told me this as a reminder that there will be days I will want to throw in the towel and walk away, but those are the days that I need in my life to make me a better person and inspire me to press on. I still use this phrase today—it has reminded me to not always take certain things in my career so seriously.
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