New Member Monday: Welcome Ethan Hulme, Gabby Sharp and Anne Spencer

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Posted by Laura Beth on 10/09/2017

Each week, EYP recognizes new members in the organization. This group is constantly growing and changing and we love bringing in new members and fresh ideas! This week, we are excited to welcome Ethan Hulme, Gabby Sharp, Kendra Sikes and Anne Spencer. 

Ethan Hulme

Thrivent Financial

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m originally from Flagstaff, AZ and joke that I fell in love with the girl just down the street (Route 66) in Edmond, OK.  Though there are a few miles between the two.   I love my two girls more than I knew was possible.  I love any chance to travel or be outside.  My career goal is to help Christians see money as a tool so when used wisely they can have a life of confidence, contentment, and generosity. 

What do you like most about Oklahoma?
The Sunsets

What is a typical work day like for me?
Some days I will drive hundreds of miles visiting with our members in the far reaches of Oklahoma, while others I can’t imagine getting out of the office from the demands of transactions and paperwork.

What is one thing you can't live without?
Hot black tea in the morning… and throughout the day…my Dad was born in England so I think it might be genetic.

Gabby Sharp

Wallis Law Group

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. I recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma College Of Law, and in addition to starting my new career as an attorney, my husband and I are in the process of building a home and moving to Piedmont.

What do you like most about Oklahoma?
The majority of my extended family lives here in Oklahoma, so I enjoy getting to do life with those that I love. But also, Russell Westbrook.

What is your typical work day like?
I currently work as an Associate Attorney at Wallis Law Group in Edmond, Oklahoma. As I am quickly learning, there is no typical work day. Each day there is a new client, a new challenge, and an opportunity to learn something new. However, generally I spend my days assisting clients in the areas of estate planning, business and corporate law.

What is one thing you can't live without?
My dogs. I have a three year old yorkie and a two year old lab.

Anne Spencer

Speech Language Pathologist

Tell us a little about yourself.
 I am a proud, native Oklahoman.  I work as a medical speech-language pathologist for five different facilities/companies (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior adult daycare, home health companies).  The way I work for those companies is known in the medical field as PRN, which basically means "as needed."  In a nutshell, I work when these companies need extra help with seeing patients for speech therapy and I use these time slots like puzzle pieces to fill in my schedule each week.  This gives me a lot of control over my schedule and experience working in more than one setting at once.  I love the variety!

What do you like most about Oklahoma?
 I know it sounds crazy, but I do love the wind here. Having grown up here, the feeling of wind every time I walk outside has always let me know that I am home.  I lived out of state while going to undergrad as well as during my clinical fellowship and one of the things I missed the most was the wind.  There's something comforting about hearing it and feeling it envelop me.

What is your typical work day like?
 This is a hard question to answer because almost every day looks different for me, since I work for 5 different companies.  Sometimes, I spend all day at one facility.  Other days, I go between two or three different places seeing patients while I scarf down my lunch in the car.  Besides that, my days are filled with helping patients who have impairments in their swallowing, speech, language, cognitive abilities.  My job is to find and diagnose the communication or swallowing impairment/disorder, and then develop a way to either compensate for it, or rehabilitate it.  My patients are mostly victims of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, motor vehicle accidents, voice disorders, and may more diseases.  Basically, I watch people eat, look inside a lot of mouths, write a lot of reports, mix thickened liquids, and show people how to do mouth/throat exercises.  My work is very rewarding and I am passionate about helping my patients regain autonomy and control over their lives/environments by helping them regain their communicative, cognitive, and eating abilities after an incident that renders those abilities either absent or impaired.

What is one thing you can't live without?
 Coffee is a must for me!  My entire day is thrown off if I miss my morning coffee.  Thankfully, pretty much every hospital or medical facility has numerous coffee stations, so I can usually find some if I miss it in the morning.  

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