MRD Employee Spotlight: Shelly Jeffrey

Today, our spotlight is on Shelly Jeffrey, newly promoted Zone Manager for MRD Conventional Portfolio and Resident Manager of Conklin Estates Apartments.

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The Getting to Know you questions

  • 1. First, tell us how long you’ve been at MRD?

  • I have been with MRD since January 2016.

  • 2. What do you like most about MRD?

  • What I like most about MRD is that it is never boring! Everyone seems to work well together. I like the fact that, especially with the team that I have and the employees I have got to work with, they all seem to care about what they do.

  • 3. What is your proudest moment at MRD?

  • Wow, that is a tough question. Being able to meet our goals. It can be challenging just across the board, when it comes to Outstanding Accounts and Occupancy. It is nice when you struggle and then are able to bounce back and be able to meet those goals because it is just not you doing it. It is you and your team that worked together and focused on the same thing to make it possible to meet our goals. I think that is my proudest moment.

  • 4. What motivates you to work hard?

  • I don’t like to sit still! I definitely like to stay busy and I have always been a worker. I am not somebody to just slough off. I enjoy volunteering when I am not working and even when I am with my family I just can’t sit still. So that is what motivates me.

  • 5. Who is your hero?

  • I would say my grandma growing up. She was always someone that taught the women around her to stand up and fight for whatever you believe in, that nobody was ever better than you and if you set your mind to something you can definitely make that happen. I think it was her since that is the way she lived her life, she was strong.

  • 6. Best advice you have been given?

  • Don’t hold back! Never hold back!

  • 7. If you could choose to do any job for a day, what would it be?

  • Well I think working with people in general, you always get to wear different hats. I can’t really think of anything else that I would rather be doing. I just enjoy working with people.

  • 8. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

  • I like Michigan but I also like Tennessee, so if it wasn’t Michigan it would be Tennessee. I like the busy part of Tennessee but my husband likes the slower part. I don’t know, I think we are probably always just going to be in Michigan but if I had to relocate it would be Tennessee and I don’t care where at, I just like it all.

  • 9. What was your childhood nickname?

  • It has always been Shell.

  • 10. What's 3 things left on your bucket list?

  • #1. To take my entire family on a vacation. I am hoping that my grandson will pick something besides Disneyworld but that is kind of what he wants!

    #2 Take Golf Lessons.

    #3 I have always wanted to do this and you are probably going to think I am weird. Have you ever drove past someplace and seen like a big party going on and you know you absolutely know nobody there? I have always just wanted to stop in! (Shell the PARTY CRASHER  ). So, one of these days, I will do that!

  • 11. Favorite things to do on your days off?

  • I usually do something with my grandkids on my days off which is the weekend. Usually just have my grandbabies doing something, like going to the zoo. We do something every weekend. I have 2 grandbabies. If it is adult stuff then it would be going to a Comedy Club or a concert