November 2020 Employee of the Month
Pearce would like to recognize Keegan Gauwitz as our November Employee of the Month!
Keegan has been our Marketing Sales Manager for a year-and-a-half after moving back to Chillicothe from St. Louis. Growing up, he used the facility throughout his entire childhood, beginning at age 2, and continuing to use the facility into adulthood, today. He mentioned that getting the opportunity to begin his career where he spent so much time as a kid has been very special.
“Pearce has been such a special place to me throughout the years, that it seems fitting that my first managerial role is one that helps this facility and community continue to grow and develop.”
In his day-to-day work, Keegan can usually be found in his office, working on the website, creating graphics and videos, or just stealing candy from our Administrative Director, Patty.
His favorite part of working at Pearce is the staff that surrounds him, and the flow of each day at Pearce.
“As a member, I would always come into the facility for an hour, or two. You only see a fraction of the facility that way. Now as an employee, I workout early in the morning, then work 9 – 5. So, I see each different group come through the facility: seniors in the morning; camp kids after school; and families in the evening. It’s a nice reminder of how diverse our facility is.”
One of his favorite quotes is, “You didn’t wake up this early to be average.”
Three words that have been used to describe him are: Calm, helpful, and thoughtful.