Employee Spotlight: Alicia Cruz

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Alicia Cruz, a service, parts counter person at our Chevrolet location. Alicia has been with the company for over 3 years now. We sat down and gave Amy our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

VanDevere: Hi Alicia, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Alicia: The people I work with are like minded

VDV: It is great to work with a team that shares the same values. The VanDevere core values are a big part of how we treat our customers and each other. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Alicia: The Family philosophy and I love that everyone gets their hands dirty.

VDV: It truly is like one big happy family! Everyone puts in a lot of time and effort to accomplish goals. Like you said, no one is afraid to get their hands dirty and help each other out. In three words, how would you best describe VanDevere?

Alicia: Caring, Family, Opportunity

VDV: All very true! What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Alicia: Spend time with family, play with puppies, sit on the deck, and listen to music

VDV: Nothing better than family, dogs and relaxing! What inspires you?

Alicia: Positive energy and inclusion

VDV: That is a great attitude to have. Fill in the blank: I once met….

Alicia: Michael Stanley! I worked with his daughter and had dinner at his house.

VDV: How cool! What a great opportunity to meet a local Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter. Where is your favorite place to travel?

Alicia: To fly! Instead of reading or watching about places, I could visit them.

VDV: Agreed! You would be able to enjoy so many more amazing things and get there with ease. Where would be your first place you would like to travel?

Alicia: Finger Lakes, New York! Hiking in Watkins Glen, wineries

VDV: Awesome! You even would be able to go try new restaurants and food because of the ease of flying there. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Alicia: Shogun, Sake & Sushi

VDV: Could not agree more. Sushi is one of my personal favorites. A big thank you to you, Alicia, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past 3 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch!