SIMPCO Staff Spotlight – Amanda Harper

SIMPCO Staff Spotlight on Amanda Harper, Housing Specialist!

We have amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! This month’s staff spotlight is on Amanda Harper, Housing Specialist. Here are nine things about Amanda that you should know!

Q: Who inspires you?
A: I most definitely would say that my children, Dylan and Sophia, are my inspiration. I don’t really have any celebrity “heroes or heroines” that I look up to.

Q: Where’s your favorite place in the world?
A: My favorite place to visit is without a doubt Disney World. I can’t wait to go back!

Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I would say that I am most passionate about education and learning. I don’t think you can ever stop learning.

Q: What projects are you working on right now?
A: I am currently working on Housing Trust Fund, South Sioux City CDBG Owner-Occupied Rehab and TIF housing in Marcus. At home I am working on remodeling the second floor of my house and getting my patio and grill area set up for the summer.

Q: What do you like best about working for SIMPCO?
A: I love the work environment here at SIMPCO in general. We are given the autonomy to do our jobs and are encouraged to seek new projects and share new ideas. We are given the opportunity to learn new tasks and job skills. I also enjoy traveling in the service area, meeting, and helping people.

Q: Motto or Personal Mantra?
A: Don’t let someone else’s attitude affect your mood. And always have a goal to work towards.

Q: What are you most proudest of?
A: To date, my proudest moment was earning my bachelor’s degree.

Q: What is your favorite pastime/hobby?
A: Some of my favorite things to do are reading, photography, and camping. My favorite thing to do with my family is geocaching. I also enjoy coaching my daughter’s softball team in the summer.

Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?
A: I think people would be surprised to know that my favorite music is country music and I have my motorcycle license.

Thank you to Amanda for telling us a bit more about herself!  Stay tuned for another SIMPCO Staff Spotlight in June!