Thursday, October 6, 2022

Meet Jenni Mesa: Champions Club Manager on Duty

There’s a new Manager on Duty in Champions Club, and her name is Jenni Mesa!

Loyal Champions Club members might have noticed a new face sporting the fashionable black polo reserved for the Manager on Duty. Jenni Mesa is the newest member of the Guest Services team at Champions Club, and we are very excited for our members to get to know her.

Jenni is no stranger to municipal government or Parks and Recreation. Let’s learn a little more about her journey!

What’s your professional background?
I have worked in municipal government ever since I was 16 years old. I started as a lifeguard when I was a junior in high school. I then got my Water Safety Instructor certification and eventually my Lifeguard Instructor certification. I later became the manager for the City of Gainesville pools.

In other words, parks and Rec is everything I have ever done! I work as a Youth Library Technician for the City of Lewisville in addition to my MOD position here. I am working on my Master’s in Library Sciences and hope to become a Librarian. Ideally, I want to work for a youth department in a city library, but I’m open to whatever life throws at me. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in English from the University of Florida (go gators) and currently attend the University of North Texas.

When did you start with the City, and what other positions have you had?
I started about six weeks ago as a Child Watch Spec. And now I am here as MOD!

What are you looking forward to the most about your new position?
My favorite part about working for the public is building a repertoire with the community I serve. I’ve loved that with all my public positions, and I’m sure I’ll love it here once I learn the faces and names of our current regulars! I also am very open to hearing my coworkers’ wants, needs, and complaints. As a manager, I am here to help the Champions Club staff and our members!

What do you like to do when not at work?
Considering my current degree in progress, it’s no surprise that I love reading. Need a recommendation? Hit me up! I also have two dogs, so they take up a lot of time with cuddles. I am an excellent cook and baker if I do say so myself! Expect baked goods in the breakroom in the fall. I also like to play video games and have a Nintendo Switch and a PS5. My “to-be-played” list of games is way too long.

What’s something our Champions Club Family should know about you?
Champions Club staff should know that I am approachable, and I will always have your back! I believe in second chances, and I believe in taking opportunities to learn. Something fun about me is that I will argue until the end of time that Yoda becoming Grand Master and the Jedi General is a reason why the Jedi Order fell.

Our Champions Club members should know that I am trying my best to get in the swing of things, and it won’t be long until I do!

Congratulations on your new position, Jenni! We look forward to seeing your positive contributions to Champions Club!