It’s round two of our Staff Stories series, and we’re here to introduce you to one of our awesome blood drive account managers, Craig. Craig has worked for We Are Blood for almost TEN years! How cool is that?
When he first started, he was a phlebotomist on our mobile team (the gang of gals and guys who bring our bloodmobiles out to your office, church, school, or group). After a few years, he moved up to become a mobile team supervisor. Now he’s a blood drive account manager, which means he is one of the folks you’d chat with if you were interested in hosting a mobile blood drive of your own.
Don’t let the scowl in the photo below fool you. Craig is one of the nicest guys we know!
What do you love to tell people about what you do?
I get paid to be nice to people. Sure, there’s more to the job–problem solving, planning, etc., but it really comes down to being nice to people.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My dogs! I’m also really passionate about what I do. I feed off of the drive coordinator’s passion. It’s so contagious.
What does a typical day look like for you?
It really depends on what is going on that day. One day I may have 6 blood drives where I’m running around town, checking on things, etc. Another day I may not have a blood drive scheduled, so I’m in my office scheduling and confirming upcoming drives.
What is your proudest moment?
I’m most proud when I can take small blood drives and combine them into one large community blood drive. It’s great to see the community come together.
What do you do on the weekend?
I like to BBQ and brew my own beer.
How many pair of shoes do you own?
How many do I own? 8
How many do I wear? 1. Well 2, if you count the shoes that I wear when I mow the lawn.
What is the most embarrassing song (or album) in your music library?
What is your go-to karaoke song?
I’m not a karaoke man. If I’m alone at my house I’ve been known to sing Dwight Yoakam.
Final thought from Craig:
The thought of giving blood is unnatural. People try to keep their insides in their body, but our donors voluntarily give part of their insides. It’s a strange thing. Our donors keep coming back… they are the best people alive.