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Employee Spotlight

Velvet Jeratowski

Market Director - Sioux City

Velvet Jeratowski

We invite you to take a moment to meet Velvet Jeratowski, Crossroads of Western Iowa's Market Director for our Sioux City service area. She has been with Crossroads since 2016. Velvet has a background in criminal justice and has enjoyed an extensive career within the non-profit sector. We hope you enjoy getting to know Velvet!

What is the best part about your job? 

The participants we serve! I am thankful each day to have the opportunity to work with such amazing individuals-

What is it about our mission that inspires you? 

To know that I am apart of empowering someone to live a more fulfilling life is such an inspiration to me! I feel so fortunate!

Do you have a unique talent or ability? 

Despite what  some may say, I am quite talented in the field of Karaoke :-)

Who is someone you admire/look up to? 

Actually I have two ‘someone’s’ - My husband and my daughter who share the unique ability to always live life to the fullest in a loyal and honest way.

Weirdest/most unique job you have ever had? 

Ice Cream Server for Oslo Mandy’s Ice Cream and Candies - best job ever!

If you could meet/visit with anyone alive or passed, who would it be? 

Maya Angelou

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

Cook, exercise, read, hang out with my family, grand-kids and friends!

Your most favorite quote? 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou