October 2009 Corpsmember of the Month
Supervisor: David Frazier
Crew: Corps Respond Crew
Length of time at CCNB: 11.5 months
Reason corpsmember was selected: The Corps Respond crew as a whole has exhibited an exceptional attitude and work ethic this entire year. Tom is one of the key reasons for this in my eyes. Tom is above and beyond in his enthusiastic work level and assistance of fellow corps members, which is noted and commented on by the Sponsors on a regular basis. Tom not only likes to help his fellow members of Corps Respond, but he has also started a trend of helping other crews unload and put away tools at the end of their days, spreading this helpful attitude across all of Natural Resources Crew.
Skills training received at CCNB: Power tool use, project management, disaster operations, search and rescue, flood response, public speaking
Leadership roles at CCNB: Assistant Crew Leader
Favorite project: Back Country trip
Favorite educational component: Flood training
Favorite aspect of working at CCNB: The hardwork and service to America
Future plans: Graduate school - Public Policy Administration
What did Corpsmember do before joining CCNB? He was a student and worked for his town's Natural Resources Department.
Why did Corpsmember join CCNB? To serve America
How has CCNB changed your life? It has prepared him for the future.
What life lessons has the Corpsmember learned from the experience? He learned how to better deal with frustration, and how to be more flexible. He also learned that if you want to make something happen, you need to take the initiative.
Any advice for young people wanting to join CCNB? Keep a clear mind and a full heart
What's the most important thing you've learned from this experience? Hardwork and dedication pays off
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