What do you do?
Where do you work and what is your title?
I am the public communications director of Community Partnership for Child Development, a nonprofit agency that operates several early childhood education programs for children in low-income families and children with special needs. Head Start is the largest and best-known program.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
I’m responsible for overall community awareness of CPCD and its programs, including the development of the agency’s newsletters, annual report, website and brochures. My team works to recruit children and families who may benefit from CPCD’s services.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
I began my position at CPCD in September 2002, shortly after moving to Colorado Springs. I previously worked as a PR coordinator at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. I also worked in sales in Kansas City, my hometown.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
I enjoy the freedom and creativity of PR, especially for a nonprofit agency with an amazing track record like CPCD.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
I would move to the Westside. I love the area and I wouldn’t miss I-25 during rush hour!
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
Books and classes definitely don’t teach you how to juggle multiple priorities. No two days are ever the same but that’s what makes life fun!
What makes working on the Westside special?
The location. I have a view of Pikes Peak out one window and downtown out the other. Being from Kansas, what more could you ask for?
“What do you do?” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you know someone who has an interesting job on the Westside (but doesn’t live here), he/she might be a candidate for this column! If you know someone who might qualify, give us a call at 471-6776.