Spotlight on the Staff - Anna Sellin

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:20 -- Anna

Each quarter we will be highlighting an LCRC Staff Member. This quarter, get to know Anna Sellin.

What is your title at LCRC?  Assistant Director

What does that entail?  I oversee our Children’s Services  Program,  Development and Kinship. I also focus on agency leadership in areas of human resources, financial management, community relations, strategic planning, operational planning, and program development.

How long have you been with LCRC?  I have been employed here since 2011.  I served on the Board of Directors in a volunteer capacity for 8 years prior coming to work here, so I was familiar with the programs and services and many of the staff members when I started.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?  It’s rewarding to know that the work we do with clients today may have lasting impacts that reach beyond our generation.  It’s also a huge responsibility.  But, the rewards that result when helping others is immeasurable.

What is the most challenging part of your job?  Getting it all done!  We offer many programs and conduct numerous fundraising and community awareness events throughout the year.  Trying to meet all of the demands while operating as fiscally responsibly and frugally as possible is challenging.  So, wearing many hats is a constant requirement.

What is your background?  I graduated from MSUM with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Upon graduation, I began volunteering as an on-call crisis advocate for the Rape & Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo.  My employment has always been in business management, including my most recent position prior to joining LCRC as an Operations Manager at a for profit company.  While here, I’ve worked as a Parent Coach and Program Director for our Positive Connections Parenting Time Center, as the Development Director, and I currently serve as the Assistant Director.

What is your favorite food? I love all seafood, but scallops are my favorite.

Who is the most influential person(s) in your life?  My dad.  He owned his own business for many years and has volunteered as a baseball coach for as long as I can recall.  His business ethics, honesty and integrity, work ethic, service to others, and faith are attributes I admire.

What brought you to LCRC?  I decided to combine my education and passion for the work that LCRC does with my work experience and training and it has turned out to be the perfect marriage.

What is your favorite movie?  I love football movies - I can watch Remember the Titans, Rudy, and Friday Night Lights over and over!

Do you have a favorite childhood memory?  Growing up, our vacations were always camping and/or Twins games or Vikings training camp.  I loved it and have some great memories of all the campsites we visited.