“Dedicated to serving” and “making a difference.” These, and more, are the qualities possessed by Rosewood’s latest “Shining Stars.” Tammy Hammond, Executive Director of Rosewood, recently announced that Desiree Halseth and Teresa Wilson were chosen by their peers to receive the award for the month of October.
Halseth, Ranch Supervisor, was nominated as a “Shining Star” for assessing a situation and then helping a client quickly and positively resolve a personal challenge. She gave the client transportation and moral support during this time. Halseth has worked at Rosewood for more than five years in the Day Services Department, which provides support for clients who are involved in Rosewood’s Therapeutic Riding program. Halseth said that “the clients make the Ranch a special place to work.” Her manager, Debbie Larkin, says “Desiree deserves the ‘Shining Stars’ award because she is a hard worker with a great attitude. She motivates clients with her can-do attitude.” Halseth spends her time away from work with her two young children.
Wilson, Rosewood Ranch Assistant, was nominated for working tirelessly before this year’s Rosewood Rodeo to make sure all the Rosewood equestrians were decked out in their finest Rodeo attire. Wilson took participants shopping and then starched and ironed dozens of jeans so clients had that “professional edge” going into the competition. She also groomed many of the Rosewood horses used during the Rodeo and helped with the horses the day of the rodeo. Wilson been employed with Rosewood Services since 2007. She says “Rosewood is a wonderful place to work. It’s exciting to see the equestrians grow in their riding skills and confidence levels, as well as seeing them interact with each other during classes and at competitions throughout the state.” Wilson’s supervisor, Ranch Manager Eric Hammond, says “Teresa always has a positive attitude no matter what she is doing and I can count on her to help out whenever there is a need.” When not working at the Ranch, Wilson enjoys photography, sketching, sewing and spending time with her five children and five grandchildren.
The “Shining Stars” employee recognition program honors employees who go above and beyond their normal work duties to make a positive difference in the lives of Rosewood clients and their peers. Tammy Hammond, who founded Rosewood twelve years ago, expressed her pride in Halseth and Wilson, stating that “Teresa and Desiree demonstrate the positive difference their work makes in the lives of our clients. Rosewood employees do a stellar job in helping clients remain active and independent members of the community and I am proud of the team we have working on behalf of our clients.”