I was born in Nicaragua and have been living in the Mission District since coming here in 1968 to live with my mother at 890 Capp Street. Now, that property is owned by Mission Housing!
June 2017 will be my 30th year with Mission Housing. My job is to ensure that the office is running smoothly. I manage all vendor relationships relating to main office operations. I coordinate purchasing, leasing, and maintenance of related office equipment. And, most importantly, I make sure our callers and visitors find a welcoming environment when they encounter Mission Housing.
Before coming to Mission Housing, I was attending secretarial school part time and worked as the receptionist for a refrigeration company. They had two different company names with two different phone numbers – that kept me busy! That job prepared me for the receptionist job at Mission Housing and Caritas Management. Back then, both organizations shared an office. I started as a one day temp to help out while the receptionist was on vacation, but she never came back! I answered two separate phones and did clerical work. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with each department in the organization and learn more about Mission Housing and Caritas. I love that I live AND work in the Mission!
On the weekends I like visiting my kids and grandkids in Hayward, and doing lots of laundry!