We have a lot of new faces around the office these days. Shannon Gurule (pronounced “guru-lay”) joined our team this week as our new HR Coordinator. To learn more about Shannon, please see a quick Q&A below.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Alma Mater: University of Northern Colorado
Degree/Major: Liberal Arts – Classical Music
What excites you about your new position? I am graduating with my Masters in Human Resources in August, so I am really excited to be able to apply all of my knowledge to my daily work; and after being here a week, I’m really excited about all the hard work people put into doing something great for the community!
Why is your job so important to Families First? My job is to do my absolute best to get the best staff for Families First so that we can provide the best services!
Best advice your mom ever gave you: Whenever I was stressed out she’d always say: “Don’t cry darling, this too shall pass…” and that always kept it in perspective for me…she’s a good mom.
Spouse/Kids/Pets: Husband-Curtis, Jazz Musician/Legal Assistant/Engineering Student
Dream Job: HR Manager or Director
Hobbies: I love to travel, every year I try to fill my passport with a new stamp. Last year was Paris and Italy…
What is your favorite restaurant in Atlanta? LaParilla (I love Mexican food)
Favorite quote: “Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.” –Morgan Freeman (Shawshank Redemption)
First paying job: Grocery Bagger at the Commissary (Military Grocery Store) Ft. Carson, CO, 15 years old.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? POPCORN (no, really, I love popcorn)
Do you sit on any local boards/committees for other organizations or volunteer anywhere? I hope to after I graduate.