Interview with Michael
Tell us about yourself
I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Speech and Language Science (Bear Down!). I’ve done speech therapy in many different settings over the last 5 years. I started working in-home, then worked at a school before coming to work outpatient. My favorite place to travel is anywhere with a Disney theme park. If anybody sees me around here, they always see me in different pairs of sneakers. I have way too many pairs of Jordans in my closet!
Why did you become a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant?
I decided to become an SLPA because after working through my curriculum at the U of A, I did my required hours to receive licensure at a speech camp at their clinic. After we were done working with the kids at the end of 6 weeks, I knew speech was what I wanted to do.
Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Humorous?
People always say I’m funny and make them laugh, intentional or situational. There was a time I sent Snapple facts for an entire week to my supervisor, Megan, just to see how long it took until something was said.
What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?
I love working around a group of people that love being around each other. Everyone is friends with everyone.
What is your best joke?
What do you call an elephant that doesn’t matter? An irrelephant.
Nominations for Michael:
“He is always trying to make people laugh and make their day better.”
“Michael is hilarious! He keeps the whole clinic laughing with his witty jokes and stories. His humor is missed when he’s not in Surprise!”
“Makes funny jokes. He is so funny.”
“He is one of the funniest people I have met. Always making jokes and making us all laugh.”
“Michael is always happy to use humor and his comedic timing to improve the atmosphere of his environment!”
“He is always making everyone laugh, I can hear him throughout the clinic joking and laughing with the kiddos.”
“He makes the children laugh and his co-workers laugh with his wit and nonstop jokes.”
“He is always cracking jokes and livening up the workplace!”
“Michael is always joking around with everyone. Whether it’s with patients, parents, or coworkers, you can always count on Michael to come up with a witty joke or provide the perfect gif (usually Marvel-themed!) to brighten your day.”
“Michael is always cracking jokes and spreading laughter with his contagious fun personality!”