I never thought I would be the one to say this, but I love my job!
As a Portland, Oregon native and a recent graduate from the University of Arizona, I found myself moving to Las Vegas just over three weeks ago and beginning my dream job with Kirvin Doak Communications. My first week was absolutely amazing! Under the guidance of Matt Guidish and the other members of Team Terri, I feel like I have already learned so much.
My second day on the job I was able to participate in the KDC Day of Service with Boys and Girls Clubs from around the Las Vegas area. My group volunteered at the Donald W. Reynolds Clubhouse in Henderson, where we got to decorate boards and banners for the upcoming year. The theme at this particular clubhouse was from the popular Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go. I found myself relating to the theme immediately with regard to my new home and job. I began to wonder what places I would go on my journey with KDC… and my first stop, the Nevada Mining Association Convention (NVMA) in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
This past weekend Matt and I attended the NVMA convention in Lake Tahoe. I was incredibly eager to attend this event because I had very little knowledge about mining in Nevada. I was hoping the convention would answer a lot of these questions for me, and it definitely did.
The first night we attended a dinner reception where I was able to meet NVMA President Tim Crowley and Director of Public Affairs Dylan Shaver. These two gentlemen are some of the most passionate people I have ever met. Their love and respect for the mining industry only made me love and respect it more! The next day during the conference I was amazed at the amount of information I was able to absorb. I took countless notes throughout every presentation and could not wait to get back to work on Monday and start researching all of the information. Overall, I think the weekend was a great learning experience for me and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend.
Remembering now my second day of work volunteering at Boys and Girls Club and their theme Oh, The Places You’ll Go, I think to myself, I don’t know much about what the future holds for me, but what I know for sure is that I couldn’t be happier to have found such a wonderful job with even more wonderful coworkers!