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: Kristen LaMorticella
Congratulations to Kristen LaMorticella 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.
I am 27 years young and reside in New Jersey. I enjoy shopping and taking a trip into NYC to see a Broadway play. My favorite Broadway show was Spiderman. I am currently an MSW student part-time at an online university.

What is your role at CL&A?
I am a HUD-VASH case worker in New Jersey.

What would people never guess you do in your role?
When I am out in the field meeting with veterans I run across many other homeless individuals. I keep donated clothing in my car to hand out to those who need them.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I really enjoy working with the veteran population. It gives me the opportunity to give back to those men and women who served for our freedom. I love being able to see first-hand how the veterans we serve change their life in a positive way.

How did you first learn about CL&A?
I learned about CL&A through Rutgers who referred me for my current position.

What do you like most about CL&A?
I love the family atmosphere here at CL&A. Anytime I have questions or concerns I reach out to the prospective employees and find the answers I need with no issue.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
The most interesting job I have ever done before working with CL&A was being a substance abuse counselor in a prison. Working with this population taught me how to work with a variety of different personalities and gave me the coping skills and patience to engage difficult clients.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I love spending time with friends and my boyfriend. I enjoy shopping, outdoor activities such as pumpkin and apple picking (tis’ the season), day trips to NYC and trying different restaurants.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Food. I love trying new foods and restaurants.

What is your hidden talent?
Being able to search for the best deals. Whether it be football tickets, big purchases or vacations. I am always able to find the best deals. In my friends group I am the event planner.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people cancel at the last minute.

What is your favorite movie and book?
My favorite movie is White Chicks. My favorite book is Love’s Executioner.