#Meet&Greet

Meet & Greet : Monse

Every month in our employee newsletter we highlight one of our employees who share a little about themselves.  Today we are featuring one of the people who has to know all the answers about everything going on at The Jones Center - Monserrate Cuevas.

  • What is your title and how do you explain your role to others?
    Guest Services Rep. 2
    I schedule birthday parties, room reservations, help guests obtain memberships and get registered for activities.  In addition to answering all kinds of customer questions I also deal with accounting issues at the end of the day.
  • Tell us about yourself in 140-ish characters:
    Full time student (Accounting Major / Human Resources Minor).  Oldest daughter. Engaged.  Responsible. Well-organized. Likes: travel, learning about different cultures, working with numbers.
  • The Jones Center is a place where people go to be active. What is your "power song" when you want to be active and get in the mood to have a great day? 
    Michael Buble - "It's a Beautiful Day"
  • Favorite thing about The Jones Center:
    I think the learning activities (ballet, gymnastics, tae kwon do, and learn-to skate classes) are a great opportunity for our community members.
  • What is the one thing that folks at work don’t know about you?
    Mark Walburg = favorite actor

 

Staff Spotlight - Gary Cook

Every month in our employee newsletter we highlight one of our employees who share a little about themselves.  Today it is Mr. Gary Cook who moved to Arkansas 10 years ago and has worked for The Jones Center almost the whole time.

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•    Tell us about yourself in 140-ish characters:
Polly Anna-ish, open minded, eclectic. I am interested in looking at life. When I want to know about someone I ask them, "What do you collect?". 38 yrs married.  I spent the majority of my career as a small business owner. Service oriented.

•    The Jones Center is a place where people go to be active. What is your "power song" when you want to be active and get in the mood to have a great day?
Jukebox Hero : Foreigner

•    Favorite thing about The Jones Center:
It's relatively small size, and the similarities it had with my previous nonprofit work.  I appreciate that there is an opportunity for those who can’t afford to pay the full costs via scholarships.

•    What is your title and how do you explain your role to others?
Maintenance Tech 2.  My responsibilities are varied: a door won’t open, boiler operator, light mechanical work,the  lights won’t work. I hope to never have a "that’s not my job," attitude.

•     What is the one thing that folks at work don’t know about you?
I am sentimental.  I am not ashamed to admit that I cry at big events and the occasional touching movie scene.

Meet & Greet: Douglas

Welcome to Meet and Greet- a section of this blog where we have the opportunity to introduce the public to the hard-working employees of The Jones Center.  With this series of interviews we hope to give you more information about the daily activities happening in and around The Jones Center and the occasional behind-the scenes glimpse.

Enjoy!


We start this series with the Guest Services Assistant Manager, Douglas Garcia.

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  • What’s your favorite part of The Jones Center?

My favorite part of The Jones Center is having the privilege of getting  to work with so many great minds. All of the employees of the center are unique and a pleasure to work with.

  • What is the question you are asked most often?

Working at the front desk the most common question I get asked is what are the prices of the room rentals.

  • You give great costumer service.  What are your secrets?

Thank you! There are no secrets it is just years of experience. Treat and great each customer with a smile, good attitude and go the extra mile to help the customer when possible.

  • The Jones Center is a place where people go to be active. What is your "power song" when you want to be active and get in the mood to have a great day?

I do not have just one song that pumps me up, I like all types of music and it all really depends on my mood that certain day.  Today that song was Boston's "More Than a Feeling".