I have been making a daily 45-minute commute to and from my hometown, Jennings, Okla., since 1998 when I came to work for AAPG – and working here makes it a ride well worth taking.
Having 12 years of experience as a prepress supervisor paved the way for my accepting the position as Systems Supervisor in the Communications Department.
My primary function is one of responsibility: I oversee the installation, use and training of our Macintosh computer network. Some may call me the Mac911 supervisor.
Besides laying out The Delegates’ Voice newsletter for print, I assist with production for the AAPG EXPLORER by screening all advertising graphics to be used for the magazine and preparing the EXPLORER for submitting to the printer.
I also prepare a variety of miscellaneous forms such as officer ballots, membership applications, etc.
Most recently I have added Web site relief to my list of duties. This includes preparing and posting information from other departments on AAPG’s Web site. This has been both a challenging and an exciting addition.
My director, Larry Nation, and co-workers Vern Stefanic, Janet Brister, Rusty Johnson, Susie Moore and Brenda Merideth are great people to work with and help make working for AAPG one of the best working experiences I’ve ever had.
When I’m not working at AAPG, I enjoy the small-town atmosphere of Jennings – a town with a population of about 500. It’s nice to have a grocery store and post office within walking distance from my home. But, most of all I enjoy knowing all of my neighbors.
I also enjoy vacationing in Florida, where I go to visit my two sons and two grandsons. Being with them makes for a nice vacation – and having a place to play in the sun is a wonderful bonus!