Employer: U.S. Army
Title: SR Culinary Instructor
Certifications: SHRM-CP, PHR
Q&A WITH CINDY
Q: Why did you get into HR?
A: I wanted to help make positive change for fellow employees.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I love helping people make a difference in themselves and motivating them to achieve more.
Q: What is a professional challenge you faced and overcame?
A: I’ve managed an Army Reserve career and an HR career, doing well in both at the same time.
Q: What has been one of your greatest professional accomplishments?
A: I finished my bachelor’s degree and got SHRM certified later in life.
Q: Why is SHRM membership important to you?
A: SHRM helps keep us focused and dedicated to the career. It’s important to give back to the HR field and help others coming into the field.
Q: How has being a member of SHRM helped you in your career?
A: Being a SHRM member has helped me network for new positions and show potential employers that I’m keeping current with all the new changes in the field.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I enjoy reading, hiking, kayaking and spending time with family and friends.
Q: Who or what inspires you?
A: Working toward retirement and giving back to others inspires me.