Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Charissa Thurston

Charissa Thurston is new to our administrative staff.  She has worked as our Administrative Assistant for 3 ½ months.  Charissa developed a love for working with teenagers from her seven years experience as an Orthodontics Assistant.  Not only can she appreciate the pains of attaining a beautiful smile, she now enjoys seeing our students at Diamond Ranch Academy, using those same efforts to thrive and change their lives for the better.

Charissa’s current assignments at DRA include maintaining the positive front desk atmosphere, and facilitating parent mail and parent visits. She is putting together a “parent packet”, which includes a list of activities in the Hurricane/St. George area, restaurants, hotels, and other information that would be helpful for visiting parents.  She is DRA’s very own concierge.

Charissa was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico.  It was there she developed her love for Mexican food, “the hotter the better”.  She has been married for 16 years and has 4 children.  Charissa loves to dance, go camping, water-ski, and spending time with her wonderful family.   She enjoys sports such as, football, baseball, and especially dance. (Yes dancing is a sport). 

DRA welcomes Charissa to the front lines of DRA and hope she continues to enjoy her work.  We are glad to have her. 

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