What is your favorite thing about working at ClearTrust?
I love how ClearTrust is very people-oriented. It's all about building relationships, whether it's as a team or with our clients. We love each other to the fullest and we give away our love in the work that we do. Everyone gives their all and I love that!
What is something that you will NEVER do again?
Never again will I mountain-scooter down the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. I have a nice mark on my elbow to remind me of the wipe out! I'll definitely hike mountains again, but probably will never propel down one on a machine of any sort, ouch!
What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are?
I went on an 11-month mission trip around the world and it changed my life forever: experiencing miracles, seeing prophesies come true, living in impoverished villages, experiencing different religions and cultures. It has shaped who I am and the lens in which I view people and the world.
What is one of your favorite smells?
My Walito (grandfather) has worn the same Burberry cologne ever since I can remember. Every time I smell it, a flood of sweet memories fills my head as I think of times spent at their house. I even bought it for him a few years ago for Christmas because I never want him to stop wearing it!
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, which straddles the Zambia-Zimbabwe boarder in Africa. I promise you won't regret it!
What quirks do you have?
Well, I will randomly burst into song all the time, there's always a tune playing in my head; I have an abnormal love for watermelon; and when I'm around those I'm comfortable with I put on random accents without even noticing. I have lots of strange quirks about me, but people say it makes me fun and interesting so I embrace my weirdness!
What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?
I was gate guarding at a refugee camp in Greece and the temperature was dropping drastically in the evening. One man from the DR Congo literally gave me the gloves off his hands because he saw how cold I was. He insisted and wouldn't allow me to refuse. It brought me to tears how generous these refugees were. They would give you the clothes off their back when they have practically nothing. I'll never forget it.
What is the best way a person can spent their time?
Spending time with Jesus! Whether it's quiet time in the morning, on a walk down a trail or on a long drive in the car, I can't imagine a better way for a person to spend their time.
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
Treat others the way you want to be treated. I know that's not too original, but think about it. If people really did that, regardless of circumstance or situation, there would be a lot more grace and kindness in this world.
What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
I'll always cherish the letters I received on the mission field. I love writing notes and letters because it's authentic, tangible and timeless. Most importantly, they can be pulled out and read for a dose of encouragement when needed!