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: Lorena Cardenas-McNaughton
Congratulations to Lorena Cardenas-McNaughton 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 was born and raised in Southern California. I was the first person in my family to receive a college degree. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying different food and traveling.

What is your role at CL&A?
I am the HUD-VASH Housing Specialist. I locate available units to house our veterans. I assist the veterans in completing and submitting their housing application to the local Public Housing Authority (PHA). I build relationships with landlords and property managers to be able to house our veterans.

What would people never guess you do in your role?
That I am with the veteran with housing application is submitted to the housing authority.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy meeting the veteran and helping the veteran getting housed.

How did you first learn about CL&A?
I first learned about CL&A by doing a job search on Indeed.

What do you like most about CL&A?
I like the fact the CL&A works to house veterans. I believe every individual should have place to call home.

Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?
I worked for the City of Alhambra as a Recreation Leader.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I enjoy going participating in walking and running events and attending foodie events.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
God, family, and friends.

What is your hidden talent?

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Being late. I like to be punctual because time is valuable.

What is your favorite movie and book?
My favorite movie is Grease.
My favorite book is A Time to Kill by John Grisham.