Employee Spotlight

Welcome to our employee spotlight page. At CL&A we realize that our success comes from the people that have joined our CL&A family. Without our hardworking and dedicated teams, we would not be where we are today. In an effort to recognize our employees for the exemplary work that they do, we’d like to take a moment and highlight one member, who we believe to be doing an outstanding job. The people who are featured here represent the best of us. They are an example to everyone around them of the excellence that can be achieved.

Employee Spotlight: Chavelyn Perez
Congratulations to Chavelyn Perez on being a valued CL&A employee. You are an outstanding member of our team, and we couldn’t do it without you! We are honored to highlight you in this month’s employee spotlight.

Tell us a little about yourself.
Born and raised in New York City, bilingual mother of two preteens (yikes). I love to travel and enjoy learning about other cultures. I love to spend time with family and friends and I’m always organizing the next gathering. I enjoy surprising others just to see the expressions on their face.

What is your role at CL&A?
My role at CLA .... where should I start. I do a little bit of everything, running joke at the office is I have interchangeable hats. I began as the CEO’s Administrative Coordinator and shortly after assisted all staff with any of their needs. I have double duties at the time. I continue with my administrative duties and assist the housing team with briefings, applications, and unit walk throughs.

What would people never guess you do in your role?
I assist Marc with proposals.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
The aspect I enjoy the most is when I see positive results from all the work we do, so gratifying.

How did you first learn about CL&A?
I first learned about CLA when I was looking for employment online and came across the posting.

What do you like most about CL&A?
Aside from the positive changes we obtain from housing homeless veterans, I love the sense of feeling that my coworkers are like family.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
The most interesting job I had before starting at CLA was working at a high school for intellectually disabled kids. The days were always unpredictable, full of heart felt emotions and joy. The ability to excel demonstrated by those kids was amazing.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
Hobbies I enjoy are, shopping, reading, going to the movies, cooking, and baking.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
I don’t think I could live without my cell phone (I know it’s sad).

What is your hidden talent?
My hidden talent must be my ability to multi task. I take it to a different level.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is messiness.

What is your favorite movie and book?
My favorite book is The Alchemist. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.