Employee of the Month: Susie Sutton

This July we're featuring one of our wonderful Office Managers, Susie Sutton, for Employee of the Month! After moving to Redding with her husband in 2002, Susie learned of an opening at EA Family Services. She officially joined the EA team on August 12, 2002, and in her words, "the rest is history!" Read on to learn more about Susie!

Employee of the Month

What does your best day on the job look like?

A great day includes visits, transporters in and out, phones ringing, and requests from the county. My favorite is when we have successful reunifications and adoptions; I cry every time.

What do you wish people knew about working in your field?

That foster care is the solution for these youths, and that it's a positive solution and not a negative one. We have awesome resource parents that make a difference in their lives one day at a time. 

How do you practice self care?

Take slow, cleansing breaths, roll my shoulders, and do some simple yoga stretches. I live in the present moment. I enjoy my family and friends. 

What's a hidden talent you have, or something about yourself that would surprise most people?

I LOVE doing jigsaw puzzles and growing plants, vegetables, and flowers. 

Anything else you'd like to add?

I'm very grateful to work in such a beautiful office, and I can't express how deeply I appreciate EA for all the kind and caring support from the wonderful administrative staff and OM friends. I feel very blessed.