Roxie is the sweetest old soul that you know is always listening. She’s hard working and is truly passionate about the well-being of the kids. I’m so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to work with her. – Chloe Huerta
Roxie: in that moment you think of her, it’s like a million words to describe joy, happiness, and kind-hearted come rushing your way, and yet you can’t pinpoint any perfect word to describe her–she’s just that amazing. – Janette Duran
Her gentle presence provides much serenity to the houses. It is a pleasure to have her assisting mental-health clients as a mental-health recovery mentor. – Heather Colligan
Roxie The ROCK! Do not ever underestimate Roxie. Through my time at Visions, I have been touched by how much Roxie cares for the kids and families. Roxie wears her heart on her sleeve and is always willing to give her time and energy to help. Even during the most challenging times, Roxie is aware of the emotional needs of the kids. Roxie has a quite presence that has a calming effect on the atmosphere whereever she is. – John Lieberman
Roxie! Who doesn’t love Roxie?! She has been a constant at Visions for years. She is so kind to the clients and staff alike and truly cares about all of us. Roxie has taken the steps and initiation to work with clients who are struggling with AlAnon issues and is a mentor to all of the females in our program. Her sense of humor and compassion are just two of the things that we truly appreciate about her. She is always looking at the best way to do things and offers support without question. We love us some Roxie!! – Chris and Amanda Shumow
Without further adieu, let’s continue for Roxie’s answers to our wacky 10 questions!
1: If you could be a superhero, who would you be?
Catwoman? Or Meryl Streep
2: What’s your favorite part of a road trip?
Photographing random roadside novelties
3: Cake or Pie?
4: Are you a landlubber or seafaring lass?
Landlubber, I love forests. Lakes are great but the ocean intimidates me. I won’t go in past my thighs.
5: If you could have a song written about you, what musician would you want to compose it, who would perform it, and what would it be called?
Thom Yorke, “The Greatest Actress l know, and Love of My Life”
6: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Kim Zmeskal, story teller, vet.
7: If there were one magical power you could have, what would it be?
The ability to be invisible.
8: Favorite book.
“Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld and Salinger everything.
9: What makes you laugh with abandon?
30 Rock, Strangers With Candy, my Mom, my BFF.
10: Why do you choose to work for Visions?
I have so much faith and respect for my coworkers and Visions as a whole. I see miracles happen all the time when our residents become happier, when genuine life comes back to their eyes. The fact that I get paid to witness this is insane. I was a very depressed and anxious teenager but there were no great inpatient treatment centers for adolescents in the 90’s (at least none that myself or my parents knew of) I could only wish Visions had started back then. I’m so honored to be a part of something great, where it’s core is to help/save adolescents and their families.