Spotlight on Staff - Cindy Danielson

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 15:41 -- Anna

CindyEach trimester we highlight an LCRC Staff Member. This trimester, we get to know Cindy Danielson. I work in Positive Connections as a Supervised Visitation Facilitator. I also teach a parenting curriculum for parents who attend visits with their children.

I have been an LCRC employee for 8½ years. I found this job by accident. I originally applied for the receptionist job, but Jan (ED at the time) and Anna saw I had a social work degree, with a background in working with kids at my church, and had five kids of my own. We all agreed that supervising visitations was much better.
 
As a supervised visitation facilitator, I spend two hours with families per visit. My goal is for the kids to be safe, that the visits are positive, and that my documentation is neutral. It is important to me that families feel respected and that they are given the opportunity to build on their family bonds. It is not always an easy task. I get emotional when I see kids who have experienced trauma in their young lives. I hope I can show the children and their parents some kindness and a friendly smile.
 
I have been married to my husband, Nathan, for almost 34 years. We have five children and two grandchildren. We live south of Audubon near Lake Maud. We own Alliance Pest Protection.
 
I love to paint and am renewing my desire to get out the brushes and canvases. I enjoy novels, currently listening to them as I drive. I’m involved with my church, Lakes Area Vineyard; singing on the worship team for over 15 years. I love time at the lake, especially on the paddle board, enjoying a still summer evening.
 
Most recently, I experienced a life-changing mission trip to Angola, Africa with a team of 10 people, to help our medical missionary friends. I hope to return. I love to travel—seeing other parts of the world. I would also like to go back to Germany and visit our foreign exchange daughter.