Employee Spotlight: Sheila Bird

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun, new way!

Sheila BirdName: Sheila Bird

Department: Development/Marketing

Title: Development Director

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC?  

I have worked at HPC for nearly three months.

How did you get into your field of work?

I worked for a Foundation, and then got a master’s degree in organizational administration, emphasis in non-profit. I honestly walked through open doors before me.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

No but I can count to 10 in Spanish.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Truth and trust are the cornerstones of life.”

What values are important to you?

Values that are important to me are truth, trust, honesty, empathy, grace and faith.

The Birds 2022What is something about you that would surprise people?

I am a chiropractor wannabe!

What is on your “bucket” list?

I want to go to Alaska and tour castles in Ireland, England and Europe.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite foods are carrot cake and Starbucks Iced White Mocha.

What is your favorite movie?

I love all Hallmark or Great American Family movies.

What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is finding treasures at Vintage stores, garage sales and estate sales.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

It depends—I’d love to live on a horse ranch. I don’t have any animals at present. Our last family pet left us a couple of years ago. I love my house staying hair free. I also do not have a fenced yard. Growing up my children had dogs, cats, a horse, birds, rabbits, hamsters and fish.