Alice is Stellar Staff

Stellar Staff – Alice

Alice works with individuals with disabilities, and she's always challenging herself to learn more.

Some of us have the ability to walk, some do not. Some of us have the ability to talk, some do not.

No matter what our abilities, we can all set our own goals in life. Community Connections is here to help make those goals a reality.

Working at Community Connections is about helping people work toward their own personal goals, says Alice, a Support Specialist in the Senior & Disabilities Services program in Ketchikan.

Alice works with individuals with disabilities in their homes, and in the community, where she encourages folks who might traditionally be stuck at home, to be independent and to participate in the community around them.

Alice’s start with Community Connections was rather unusual. Around ten years ago, she was caring for a sick friend, and was often at the friend’s house. One day, she found out that her friend had signed her up to work for Community Connections, since Alice was doing the support work anyway. And that’s how she got started!

She says she always challenges herself to learn, too.

“Alice is amazing! She is dedicated to her customers, has a true heart for service, and cares deeply about the quality of life of our customers,” says Shawn Shotwell, Senior & Disabilities Services Program Director.

Alice grew up in Ketchikan. In her free time, she spends time with her new grandbaby, as well as hiking, fishing from her kayak, camping and reading.

As a director, sometimes I wish I had an army of Alice’s out there taking care of people!

We feature staff as part of our monthly Stellar Staff Spotlight. The spotlight rotates between programs (Children’s Mental Health, Early Learning, and Senior & Disability Services), and between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales, with a focus on recognizing direct service staff.

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