Mile High Youth Corps -Colorado Springs Regional Director Nancy Wilson celebrated her one year anniversary with MHYC in December. She shares her challenges and joys with us in this blog.After spending two years with the Peace Corps in Macedonia, Nancy hoped to continue to work within the areas of youth and service and found exactly that at MHYC! Nancy loves the direct contact she has with Corpsmembers. Throughout the process of interviewing, training, teaching and working she likes to hear about their experiences, future goals and hopes. Her least favorite part of the job? Paperwork! It never ends.
One of the top qualities needed to lead the Colorado Springs office is flexibility. Nancy is not always at her desk. Many times you can find her taking chainsaws in for maintenance, meeting with various community groups and members along the Southern Front Range while always staying within reach of her crews in the field.
At the beginning of her first summer season (the craziest time of the year) Nancy came into work to find out that the Field Coordinator could not make it to the Crew leader training. She ran home, packed and took the trip out with her summer crew leaders to Golden Gate State Park.
Nancy is looking forward to her second year with MHYC now that she is armed with all the experience from her first year!
– Sylvia Sedrak, Outreach VISTA Member, MHYC – Colorado Springs