Discover all the different careers Opportunity Village has to offer with this series of in-depth profession overviews. 

Meet Roger B., Professional Cleaner and Veteran Ambassador 

In this series of "Day in the Life of ____", we will be highlighting the various professions Opportunity Village has to offer. This feature is focused on the role of Professional Cleaner and Veteran Ambassador. 

What led you to OV/your current position? 

I came to OV in 2013 and have grown into my role today. My current position is Professional Cleaner / Veteran Ambassador. I started in the Employment Resource Center working on a contract. Later, I began training to become a professional cleaner. In 2019/2020, I became a Custodial Trainer Assistant. About 5 years ago, I also became an Ambassador, a public speaker on behalf of Opportunity Village. 

What does a typical day look like for you?

I get to OV about 8 am, and check-in with my boss. He gives me his specific instructions so I can follow up. I start the laundry machines when there is laundry. I also do floor waxing (which I am very good at). I usually end my day at about 2/2:30.

Somedays I have Ambassador events where I will greet guests at events, assist with tours, or even participate in go-cart races (which are my favorite). 

 

What is the most exciting part of your job?

The most exciting (and my favorite part) of my job so far has been participating in the charity go-cart race as an Ambassador. I also like that I get to learn how to use different chemicals and how to use machinery properly. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I have participated in training on pandemic cleaning procedures. 

Who inspires you? 

Christina Gregory is the one who inspires me the most. She has brought out my inner confidence and helped develop my public speaking abilities. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you're not working? 

When I am not busy, I get flexible by doing kickboxing.  I also read up on how to become a Police Officer or Forensic Scientist, which are my dream jobs. 


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