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Congratulations to Our November Employee of the Month, Brenda Ryan


Brenda Ryan has been with TRMC for 6 years. She has lived in Tillamook County her entire life, has three grown kids, and no grandkids yet. Brenda is a “project person” in environmental services, “I do everything, from shampooing carpets to running errands for the clinics; I’m all over the place. I love my job,” she said. “I love getting to see different people every day. I try to always be friendly, to keep a smile on my face because there is always someone having a harder time than you. Life is short, we should be kind to people.” Pictured left to right: Kerrie Walcher and Brenda Ryan.

When Brenda was a child, she wanted to be a nurse. “I always wanted to be a nurse because I like being around people and helping them,” she said. “I feel like I’m in the right place, because I get to do that now. I feel like I make a difference here.”

“And I like the girls I work with,” Brenda said of her team. “We all get along and work well together, we fill in for each other. It makes your job go better when you have a good team.”

In her spare time Brenda likes to go camping, ride quads in the woods and plant flowers in the spring.

In her nomination, Brenda’s supervisor said “Brenda always starts the day with a great attitude and a smile for everyone, and always manages to be positive and supportive to patients, family, and staff. Support staff are overlooked sometimes, but with people like Brenda, seeing our mission in practice is easy.”

Well done, Brenda, and thank you for your work!