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Get To Know Erica And Why She Said Yes To Being A Model
How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?
I work with Amy Newport and try and volunteer every chance I get. I volunteered last year to help with some minor items filling bags for this event. I also attended last year and enjoyed the show. When Amy asked me I was nervous, but also very excited to be apart of such a great cause.
Why did you say yes?
I have 3 children of my own and wanting whats best for them at all times is very important to me. As a full-time working mom I am not able to be with my kids all the time, so having a good aftercare program was very important to my husband and I. The Boys & Girls club offers a place where kids feel supported, safe and can have fun! As parents having a place like this gives us some peace of mind for our children which relieves some stress off us as parents.
What is your official job title?
Human Resource Manager
How would you describe your job to your mother?
I help employees and management resolve issues of any kind, and assist employees with reaching their career goals.
What is your favorite part of your occupation?
Welcoming "New Hires" to our Kendall family! From receiving their application to welcoming them on their first day of orientation. I enjoy watching employees grow from day 1 of employment and checking in with them on an on-going basis. Its a joy to watch their growth from the beginning.
All families are unique, tell us about yours:
I met my husband at work, he and I have been in the Automotive Industry for a combined total of 25 years.
We have been married 10 years and have 3 children ranging from 7, 8 and 21 years old. As a family we love visiting Seattle to watch Supercross races or hitting the Siuslaw river to go Salmon fishing and crabbing.
Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.
I recently started an Online Makeup Boutique and love meeting with woman to do Mini makeovers. I love watching women build their confidence even if its just with a new Lipstick! Hidden talent- Cleaning 60 crab in less then 45 minutes! I am a DIE hard Oregon States Beaver Fans! GO BEAVS!
What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?
I actually was the opposite, I knew exactly what I was going to do as a parent. As a teen I was pretty sneaky with things and knew how to stretch the truth. Now as a parent I know exactly when my kids are telling little lies. With my now 21 year old I had to remind him I was once a teen and I know all the tricks and stories.
Who inspired you when you were growing up, and why?
My teacher, Mr. Michael Lasage. I was actually lucky to have him as a teacher in Middle & High school, he was so dedicated to his students and honestly just let us be kids. He always had a ear available and gave the best advice. He treated me as a person not just a student he was an adult I could agree to disagree with and still felt respected and not talked down to as a child. He questioned us to engage our thought process about things happening in the world.
If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
I would say have PATIENCE with life! As a preteen/teen I was so focused on getting older, being an "adult" that I rushed being a child/teen. I would say enjoy the moment, don't rush through each phase, but live in it. Also put down the white eyeliner and blue mascara.