Congratulations to our December 2021 Gatekeeper Award Recipients, recognizing Open Doors staff members for their extraordinary work and innovative ideas!
Brayden Wietfeldt, administrative finance assistant, was nominated by a fellow staff member for researching and implementing low- or no-cost solutions to technology issues that are relatively easy to implement. “Brayden is very patient with end users. He never speaks down to anyone even though he has a much stronger skillset with technology than anyone on the team. He is the the most patient person I have ever met.”
Congratulations, Brayden, and THANK YOU for your patience, knowledge, and help!
Kelsey Hubbard, Lead CERA Reviewer, was nominated by a fellow staff member for her, “strong skillset, creativity, great work ethic, willingness to take on more responsibility at every need, and huge heart for the mission of ODK.” Recently, Kelsey used her outstanding creativity to help reach more people who needed rental assistance through the Covid Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program. “This provided support to applicants and landlords and put money back into our community that may not have occurred without Kelsey and the team providing outreach.”
Great job, Kelsey! We’re grateful to have you on our team!
Ralph Jones, one of our wonderful shelter staff members was nominated by a fellow staff member for his outstanding commitment to his work. “Ralph arrives for every shift with great enthusiasm, energy, and a very positive outlook. He engages with every guest, listens, and is very knowledgeable with his own life experiences and approach to how he lives each day to his fullest! He offers wisdom, guidance, a positive attitude and understanding to every guest and staff member he encounters.”
Congratulations, Ralph! And thank you for shining your bright light on all of us at ODK!