<i>Workamper</i> Names Employees of the Year
Don and Marlene Boothroyd are the 2007 recipients of the Workampers of the Year award presented by Workamper News, Heber Springs, Ark. The Boothroyds were nominated by their employer at Salt Lake City KOA, Darren D. Menlove.
For two seasons, the Boothroyds have Workamped for Salt Lake City KOA. The nomination came “based on their competence, friendliness and high customer satisfaction.” Menlove said. “Don and Marlene went way beyond their job description. We had many positive comments from our guests about the extra effort and treatment that Don and Marlene gave to them.”
The primary responsibilities for Don, known as "Mr. Fix it," were in maintenance, specialty electrical projects and helping guests with special needs. “He was able and willing to take on any task from defining the problem with street lights and finding the remedy to testing and fixing many of our utility systems,” Menlove said.
The primary responsibilities for Marlene, known as “The Sunshine Lady,” included meeting guests at the registration desk, escorting them to their RV sites and making sure they had everything they needed. “Marlene asked for and took on the responsibility of designing and implementing our ‘Guest Activities Program.’” Menlove said. “These events were as varied as ice cream socials, children’s crafts and games and musical performances.”
These Workampers were chosen out of six nominations sent in this year after the contest was announced in the Workamper News July/August issue. The Boothroyds will receive a framed certificate, $100 gift certificate to the Workamper Bookstore and a mention in the Workamper News November/December issue. They will be presented their award at the ARVC/KOA 2007 Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., the second week of November.
This is the 10th year for this award, which honors Workampers who display excellence in job performance and epitomize the true Workamper spirit. Workampers are adventuresome singles/couples who enjoy a lifestyle that combines a variety of interesting work opportunities with RV living.