Home: Maryland via Massachusetts and Michigan
Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Before NCE Homes: Warehouse Processor, Retail, Fashion Industry and Human Resources
"When I was discovered by NCE Homes it was perfect timing because I was getting to the point where I realized I need to change something. I really wanted to make something of myself and pursue goals I wanted to accomplish in my life. It just really felt like it was the time I needed to do something better for myself. One of my concerns was that I was too introverted for the position – from my days in undergrad I had the stigma of not being a people person. Luckily, the recruiting manager saw the qualities in me and helped me to believe that I could be successful if I dedicate myself to my personal and professional growth.
My experience here at NCE Homes has been extremely supportive of the mission I want to accomplish as a professional. All of my supervisors have been helping me to understand the skills-based mindset, opposed to “you are who you are”. I’ve learned that you can practice and improve on your weaknesses at your own pace and gradually see great results. I’m very proud to say I have seen some great results, as well as just enjoying people a lot more and truly consider myself more of a people person. I really like the culture here because it reminds me of a mix between a family and a sports team environment. I enjoy it because everybody is pretty cordial, but there’s that friendly competition that pushes each of my teammates to be better, which is something I had never experienced before. Due to the expansion of my social skills, I have grown tremendously. This is the type of job where you have to face your fears and insecurities with regards to people because that is how you will eat. This is a field that rewards persistence and diligence, you have to be constantly moving. Although I haven’t always been this way in the past, through external pressure and encouragement from supervisors, I have been slowly learning how to keep at it and I am beginning to see the fruits of my labor. My core values are the pursuit of mastery, pursuit of incremental improvements, integrity and conviction. Fortunately, in the process of getting to know my supervisors I’ve experienced that NCE’s values fall right in line with mine. There’s an alignment here that I am sufficiently satisfied with and I honestly see myself being here pursuing my career with NCE Homes.”