THIS MONTH WE ASKED : What are you grateful to have learned or experienced in 2021 ?
Lynne McNees • President lynne . mcnees @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.226.4260 " I am grateful for the time I ' ve been able to spend with family as we navigated this crazy year !"
Crystal Ducker • Vice President crystal . ducker @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.226.4427 “ I ’ m grateful for a renewed focus on setting boundaries in life and saying no more often . Elevating experiences and interactions that result in laughter and joy are at the top of my to-do list .”
Josh Corman • Director of Education and Research josh . corman @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.226.4372 “ I took a break from coaching my kids ’ baseball teams to just enjoy watching them play , free of other responsibilities . What a joy !”
Cathy Derr • Events Director cathy . derr @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.687.7014 “ I learned to embrace change , which I have always strongly resisted . I put on a life jacket and jumped out of a stagnant pond and into a rushing river , and I ’ m fine . Who knew ?”
Amy Finder • Graphic Designer amy . finder @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.963.1877 “ I spent time in Colombia reconnecting with nature and myself — I found I have much to learn about trust : in my teachers , my team and myself .”
Nelson Lane • Marketing Manager nelson . lane @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.551.3906 “ I am grateful to have strengthened valuable friendships that have helped sustain me through the turbulence of 2021 .”
Samantha Smith • Project Manager samantha . smith @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.219.3619 “ My 2021 can be summed up by a quote I have saved as my phone lock screen : “ No one is you . That is your superpower .”
Marja Walker • Graphic Designer marja . walker @ ispastaff . com • 1.520.891.3439 “ I knew this already , but it ’ s been greatly reinforced in 2021 : family — especially my sisters — are the greatest gift I have ever been given .
Stacie McWilliams • Membership Manager stacie . wallace @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.226.4292 “ I am grateful that I was able to travel and visit new places again this year . I won ’ t take these experiences for granted after our 2020 quarantine . My favorite destination was Antigua in the West Indies !”
Kirsten Wright • Member Experience Specialist kirsten . wright @ ispastaff . com • 1.859.226.4207 “ I ’ ve learned to appreciate even the small moments — it makes life so much more enjoyable !”
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