A Little Q&A with the Hero
Who is someone you admire, and why?
I admire my mom! As a single mother of 8 children, she's always made sure we were well taken care of. She sacrificed so much just to make sure we were set up for success.
Tell me two pet peeves?
I don't like people who are know-it-alls, and never accept advice or constructive criticism. There's always something you can learn. And I don't like people who lack a good work ethic. Everyone should do their part and help out the group!
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I'm an artist!
If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
I would be in Puerto Rico, on the beach, with a Pina Colada in hand!
If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
I would order a cranberry vodka or a malibu and pineapple.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
I'm very crafty, personable with patients, and always willing to learn.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I'm happiest playing with my dogs and hanging out with my siblings.
What do you do with friends in your spare time?
My friends and I get coffee at a cute cafe or get pickle shots at Clementines!
What would be your personal motto?
Why would I give up today, if tomorrow might be the day I win.
In another life, I’m pretty sure I was?
A crazy mad scientist.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is?
Don't ever change who you are to make others in the room feel more comfortable.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join the department?
The best advice I can give is to find that inner motivation to push yourself past your limits and always be willing to learn.
If I weren’t so damn good at my job, I’d probably be?
A detective or a marine biologist.
What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
It's so inspiring helping people in my own community in whatever way they need, and encouraging others to want to help as well.
What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
My favorite TV show growing up was Scooby Doo.
Can you play any instruments?
I can play the recorder.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I can wiggle my ears!
What was your childhood nickname?
Nye-Nye or Nye-Keisha.
Do you have any strange phobias?
I'm super scared of bugs and I'm trypophobic.
What are three things left on your bucket list?
1.Go skydiving, 2. Travel the world, 3. Buy my mom her own house.