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: Christin Byrnes
Congratulations to Christin Byrnes 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.
Hello. My name is Christin and I have been working at CL&A for two years now. I grew up in Fort Montgomery, NY which is right next to Bear Mountain and West Point. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Newburgh in 2008.

What is your role at CL&A?
I am a HUD-VASH Case Manager in the Hudson Valley. Simply put, I help homeless veterans obtain and maintain housing.

What would people never guess you do in your role?
Some people are amazed on how much paperwork there is to do and keep track of while others can’t believe how much travel is involved since we serve six counties in the Hudson Valley.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
My favorite part is when a veteran gets to move into his/her apartment.

How did you first learn about CL&A?
I first learned about CL&A when I went for my interview at Westhab. They explained that they were the sub-contractor but they were assisting in the hiring process for the contractor since CL&A was based out of Texas. It was a little confusing at first but it has all worked out.

What do you like most about CL&A?
I like the flexibility that my position gives me and the great partnership that they have with Westhab here in the Hudson Valley.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I think the most interesting position I have had was being an EMT-B in my hometown. I have always liked being able to help people.  

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I enjoy the usual things like spending time with my family and friends. I also volunteer at the Fred Eller Legion Post 1447 where I am the President of their Auxiliary.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
In this job, it would be the company car. In life, it would probably be a tie between hair ties and Chapstick; those are two things that I always have on me.

What is your hidden talent?
My hidden talent is that I play the flute.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
I hate it when people are late.

What is your favorite movie and book?
I don’t have a favorite. I am big into Romantic Comedies and Dramas.