Interview with Samantha
Tell us about yourself
I’m a wife of 10 years to my best friend and a mom of 2 beautiful and sweet kids. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a desire to invite all to come unto Christ through being a friend to them. I love to travel and to dabble in a lot of hobbies like piano, crochet, racquetball, volleyball, cooking/baking, sewing, etc.
Why did you become a Speech therapist?
What initially sparked my interest in becoming an SLP was seeing a classmate in high school get made fun of when she had a moment of dysfluency or stuttering come out when she excitedly talked about something. I realized I didn’t want anyone to be mocked or ridiculed for their speech!
Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Empathetic?
I think it’s because I like to talk and get to know people, I remember what’s going on in their lives, and I check up on them to see how they’re doing. I try to relate to people and their feelings because it’s one of the worst things to feel alone in a crowded room.
What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?
The team atmosphere where everyone really tries to work together and help each other out with any problem, big or small.
If you had one wish, what would it be?
For everyone to take more time to take a deep breath and understand another’s perspective before reacting so that love can thrive between everyone.
Nominations for Samantha:
“Samantha is always checking up on people to make sure they are doing okay. If someone has a day where they are not feeling well she can usually tell and always offers to help or tries to empathize with what they are going through. It’s very kind and thoughtful!”
“Samantha is always willing to listen and offer compassionate advice or just let others vent. I think this helps her to have great relationships with clients and parents.”
“Samantha goes out of her way to make sure her coworkers and clients are taken care of. Whether that be a shoulder to cry on or a sweet/pick-me-up message.”
“She’s such a great listener when I need an ear, or offers a hug when I need one!”