Employee Spotlight: Meet Sasha!

Great Falls Start Date: September 2018 (worked in the building since 1995)
Position: Fish Health Manager

We Asked Sahsa...

Where are you from? I grew up in Barre, MA and minus a few years in Maine, and a summer in Idaho, I have lived in the same town my whole life.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Contemplations From My Treestand

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I have recently learned about wild mushroom foraging, but I want to learn more about collecting other wild edibles.

What three traits define you? Compassion, empathy and adventure.

Ten years ago, who did you think you would be now? Ten years ago I was juggling work while in the depths of raising young children. I was too tired to even think about where I would be or who I would become. Yet looking back, I am so thankful for those years, and so happy I have raised wonderful young people and kept the job I have.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? Teaching hunter education and outdoor life skills.

What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? I love to hunt, fish, and hike and if I have spare time at all, I go outside. If I have to spend spare time inside, I will have to head to the pool for a swim or pick up a good book.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Folding laundry. I am great at washing the clothes, but then "Mount St. Laundry" accumulates and now, I just have my kids do it.

What is something new you learned last week? How many brave women actually took part in the ferrying/testing mission of the fighter planes during WWII.

How do you define success? By happiness, contentedness and love.

What is your favorite thing about working at Great Falls? Hands down the people! I have worked at this address for 26 years and have met some amazing people. I absolutely love working with fish health, my job is never boring, but the people are why I stay. It is a heartwarming experience to work with people who share your passion in such a unique field.

What is your favorite way to prepare Barramundi? Pan Seared with different variations of spicy or sweet ginger/soy glaze.