With Community’s Meet Community blog, you will have the opportunity to meet one of our staff members each month and get to know them with some fun questions.
Rylee Trapp, donor relations coordinator, is often the first smiling face you’ll see when visiting our Longview location. Before joining us at Community, she spent seven years as a medical assistant for a private practice in her Castle Rock-Toutle neighborhood.
What inspired you to work for a hospice nonprofit?
My father passed away on hospice care two years ago. After this life-altering event, I knew that I wanted to be a part of hospice somehow.
What makes Community unique compared to other places you’ve worked?
It’s the camaraderie with your coworkers. There is trust, flexibility, and a common goal that is established from the get-go.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is meeting with families or individuals who want to donate to help us with our mission. Most of the time these are individuals who have lost a loved one on our care. Because I have been through this same situation, I can actively listen and empathize with them. They will usually tell me a good memory of their loved one, we will share some smiles, and then they will hopefully leave with some additional comfort.
What’s your favorite on-the-go snack while working?
Peanuts! They are packed with protein and give me a good boost in the middle of the day.
Cats or dogs?
I love and adore my dog, but my heart lives with my cats.
What’s your favorite hobby right now?
Learning and playing the acoustic guitar. I can get lost for hours practicing chords and certain songs.
What’s your favorite book?
What’s your karaoke song?
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
“Might overwhelm you with positivity.”
Tea or coffee?
No question, COFFEE!