The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is: To find a way to learn a lesson from the leaders that have let you down in your past. If I could invent a holiday, it would: Definitely involve costumes, food, and a related game of some sort. What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars: If you can speak in fake accents, you might just do okay here. What’s the most inspiring part of your job: The shelter staff, they are the most resourceful, adaptable, and compassionate bunch of people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. The most important thing I learned before high school was: To be kind to people who are different from you.