My name is Ellsa Walbert, I was born and raised in Wyoming and just recently moved to Colorado after 21 years. I have previously worked as a childcare provider for 2+ years, then I moved to Washington to work with the Forest Service over at Mount St. Helens. I have just recently moved to Colorado, and currently work at an animal hospital as a front desk receptionist. I love trying new things and have worked in virtually every field imaginable, but my real goal is to work with the public in ways that help the land/people/animals more than just showing them through a grocery store to the correct isle. I've done my time showing people where the stuffed animals are in gift shops, and I'm ready to take on the world.
I just recently graduated with my Associates of Science, getting my degree in Natural Resource Biology. I had planned on going on to get my Bachelor's, but after this year I have decided I am taking a couple years off to give my brain a break before I go on to pursue my education further. My plan was to get my Bachelors in Zoology and join the peace corps, bringing relief to animals in need but it looks like that plan might have to be postponed, though I still do look forward to joining the peace corps one day.
I am a great part to any team, I get along well with everybody and am a good team player. I think work should be more than just work, and believe that in order to have a happy work environment, you have to have happy employees. I always strive to make people's day better in order to keep this happy work place intact, and hope to join a great team one day.
Worked on the computer most of the day, scheduling appointments, talking to customers about animal advice, worked through scheduling problems, refiled charts/made new charts for every new client, and provided medication refills. I had to communicate greatly with the vets and techs, so I think this job has definitely helped with my team-working skills.
Helped visitors from out of state/country, gave ranger talks to 100+ people, gave educational talks on the epidemic of White Nose syndrome, gave school groups tours through caves, did microtrash pickup.
Provided safe environment for children aged 6mo-8yrs, lead field trips for the older kids, provided kids with options for play time, cleaned up after 60+ kids after each meal.