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Willamette: Morning-Shift Receptionist

Most used emoji: 🤠 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 
Teleportation

What are you most grateful in life for?
My mom, my friends, and stray cats that come up to me on the street and let me pet them.

Favorite place in Eugene:
Hendrick’s Park

Top 5 favorite movies:
Donnie Darko
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Memento
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
A Christmas Story

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Patience is important and sometimes the best things in life come when you least expect them.

Favorite Meal: 
Any of my mom’s homemade soups (or Taco Bell)

Top 3 Music Albums:
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys
Blonde by Frank Ocean

Favorite Book:
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Fun Fact:
I can name every state capital and every US president (from 1-45)

Bio: Willamette was born in Eugene and has lived in the general area his entire life. Attending the University of Oregon, Willamette graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and hopes to use his degree for helping others. Willamette has a passion for hiking, biking, as well as playing board games like Settlers of Catan, poker, and Betrayal, a dice-rolling strategy game. His favorite part of the reception at ShelterCare is interacting with consumers in the lobby, and in particular, becoming familiar with regular visitors of ShelterCare.

Lindsay: Afternoon Receptionist

Most used emoji: 😆

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 
Flight – flying over buildings and high in the sky, not so much space though…too many things can happen in the vacuum of space. 

What are you most grateful in life for?
Family, friends, and the outdoors

Favorite place in Eugene:
Literally any and all state parks where there are hiking trails, disc golf courses, and/or campgrounds and other outdoor activities. 

Top 5 favorite movies:
The Shining (1980)
Vampire’s Kiss
Beetlejuice
The Princess Bride
Secret of NIMH

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Do something kind for yourself before you give to others.

Favorite Meal: 
Pizza or sushi, can’t decide.

Top 3 Music Albums:
Not sure, they seem to change from year to year as new music comes out. I like just about every genre except for New Country.

Favorite Book:
The Prodigal Cat

Fun Fact:
I have Insomnia? I’m not sure it’s a fun fact, but it’s a fact.

Bio: Lindsay was born and raised in Eugene, going to South Eugene Highschool before going to Lane Community College and the University of Oregon, and receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Certificate in Addictions Counseling. Currently, she attends Lane Community College studying Medical Coding, and hopes to graduate soon. She plans on working for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as a medical coder. Lindsay’s favorite part of the job is being there for someone in need. She enjoys connecting people to behavioral health specialists, being a kind voice through a difficult time, and guiding people to relevant support services.

Andrew: Executive Assistant & Receptionist Team Leader

Most used emoji: 😎

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 
Telekinesis always seemed like the coolest superpower to have.

What are you most grateful in life for?
Probably dogs, in general.

Favorite place in Eugene:
I think I go to LevelUp more than any other place.

Top 5 favorite movies:
Synecdoche, New York
The Nice Guys
There Will Be Blood
Being John Malkovich
Children of Men

Favorite Meal: 
I found this recipe for Vegan Chic-fil-A sandwiches, it is my favorite meal. A ton of work to make the seitan and fry the patties, but so worth it.

Top 3 Music Albums:
ATLiens by Outkast
Uknowwhatimsaying¿ by Danny Brown
R.A.P. Music by Killer Mike

Favorite Book:
It’s gotta be something by John Steinbeck, and I’m currently rereading East of Eden, so I’m going to pick that.

Fun Fact:
I biked 750 miles from Eugene to San Francisco, in two weeks, last summer.

Bio: Andrew was born in Colorado and went to college in Ithaca, New York where he got his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in English. When he moved to Eugene, he began to work at ShelterCare as a receptionist, which he did for 1 ½ years. Andrew then moved behind the scenes to Administrative Assistant and was recently promoted to a full time Executive Assistant. Now, he leads the receptionists and utilizes his first-hand receptionist knowledge to support his team. Andrew maintains schedules while also administering performance reviews and providing emotional and practical support. Andrew enjoys supporting his team in the best way possible, and being able to make changes that he wanted to make while he was a receptionist. 

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