We sat down with our housing specialist Allison Mims for a quick Q&A, to get to know her a little better. We discovered the moment she learned the value of helping others in need.
What is your position?
Housing (HUD) Occupancy Specialist
How long have you worked
I was the office manager and
receptionist at Northaven Assisted
Living for one and a half years and then
was promoted to my current position
last September. I shadowed the retiring
occupancy specialist, and Northaven
sent me to housing training workshops.
What is your home town?
Do you have a memorable event/story from growing up?
Yes, my family and I have been going to Lake Chelan for our family vacations
every summer since I was a baby. I
remember one year, I think I was about
10, Chelan had a huge wild fire and
they were evacuating locals and visitors.
There were so many injured people that my mom, an RN, volunteered to
help in the local hospital until the fires
were contained. This is an important
memory for me because it taught me
the value of helping others in need.
What motivates you to come
to work every day?
Definitely all the connections I have
made with residents and staff. I
have never felt so much support in a
career before, and it’s so refreshing.
Northaven is a very special place.
Do you have a memorable
story about a resident? Your
interaction with that resident?
I was a little nervous starting a new job
since I had been at my previous one
for nine years. When I first started, a
resident took it upon herself to introduce
me to everyone and helped me feel
welcomed at Northaven. This made
me realize I made the right decision.