This month we are spotlighting Michelle M. who works as a DSP in Springfield! Michelle has been with Austen-Dooley for just under a year. We appreciate her because she is flexible and always willing to be a team player when we need help. You won’t find Michelle sitting until all tasks for the day are done. Michelle has crafted décor for a client’s bedroom to better represent her, a sentimental display case of post cards from a clients loved one, and has even reupholstered a storage bench for one of our homes. Michelle is always making our clients feel loved and special even in her free time.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Austen-Dooley?

A: The people we work for. I enjoy that I get to make a difference at work.

Q: What drew you to this profession?

A: My daughter worked for Austen-Dooley in the past and she recommended I try it.

Q: What’s a good piece of advice you’ve been given? Who was it from?

A: My grandma always said to never look back. Keep pushing forward.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

A: Crafts. I have done about everything from making pillows, to gnomes, to stuff to hang on the walls. I got into crafting after a heart attack and needed something to do while I was home.

Q: What three words would your family or friends use to describe you?

A: Funny, kind, loving.