Please help us congratulate Traci Blankenship for earning Team Member of the month for January!! Traci was nominated by one of our residents for going above and beyond. She works PT as a RMA and has been a part of our team since 2016.
She is currently enrolled in aesthetics school and has also recently LOST 30 POUNDS!!!
When she is not working or in school she enjoys hiking and watching Netflix.
Congratulations Traci and thank you for everything that you do for our residents and our team!!!
Please help us congratulate Karston Kidd for earning December Team Member of the month!
Karston was selected because of his positive attitude and the joy he brings to our residents as well as our entire team!
When he is not at work, hen enjoys all things music and hopes to pursue a music career one day. Karston was born in Christiansburg and has 2 brothers. He has a few found love for cruise control after receiving a couple of speeding tickets!
If you peek around the corners you may be able to catch him singing, which he does very well! Congratulations Karston and thank you for all that you do for our residents and team!
Reba works with us in our resident care department. Reba was born in Roanoke and is the youngest of 16 children!!! She has 5 dogs and her oldest pup is named Trevor. When she isn’t at work she enjoys nature and being with her family. Her passion is taking care of people.
Well done Reba! We are happy you are a part of our team!!
Catherine is always willing to go above and beyond for our residents picking up extra shifts when needed, completing extra tasks during her shift. Catherine always a smile on her face!! She goes the extra mile and is willing to help in all departments, she has excellent customer service skills.
When Catherine is not at work, she is caring for her 5 kids!! She is an active member in her church.
Thank YOU Catherine for all that you do for our residents and our team here in Blacksburg!!
Allison "Al" Stokes
Congratulations to Allison “Al” Stokes for becoming our Blacksburg Campus September Employee of the Month! Al joined our staff in April and brought a thoughtful yet sophisticated palate to round out our culinary team. Even from an early age she was destined to be a chef. Growing up she watched Julia Child on PBS and idolized her. Standing on a stool in the kitchen she pretended she was her, accent and all! After working in a few restaurants in Blacksburg she went to Portland to attend culinary school. Her west coast adventures included Japanese oysters, handmade squid ink pasta, Canon Beach(where the Goonies was filmed), & hiking the Redwoods which spurred a love for gardening. Now she is back home with friends and family running a community greenhouse in Blacksburg. We are proud to have you in our EM family!
Please help us congratulate Gary Graves as our Team Member of the month for August!! Gary has been with our community since it opened over 4 years ago as our Maintenance Director. Gary gives us 100% each day and always put the needs of our residents and community first! Gary is a NRV native and literally knows everyone around town, so he is often a marketing asset as well! When Gary is not a work he enjoys helping others, exercising and spending time with his wife and adult children. Thank YOU Gary for all that you do!!!