Home » Twenty Questions (or so) with Rebecca Hansel!
How long have you been with Bost? Full time with Bost 20 years.
How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? A friend told me about Bost and they knew someone that needed a caregiver. I didn’t know anything about Bost until they told me about the position and the young lady needing a worker on the weekends.
What does your job entail? Mainly helping the individuals served with their everyday needs and goals. What they need to get out to do and around their house and shopping and being independent.
What has surprised you most about working with Bost? There are so many people out in the community willing to help our clients. There are still people that aren’t comfortable but around here in Fort Smith it surprises me how willing they are to help those served by Bost.
What do you hope will be different about the world we live in as a result of what you do here? More people and business will give our guys the chance to show their abilities and what they can do. And awareness of those we serve. They don’t always LOOK like someone with a disability. We need more awareness.
Is there an achievement or contribution that you are most proud of? Being named the ANCOR DSP of the Year and working with several consumers over the years and seeing them move into their own home and become more independent and learning more. That is what we are all about!
What do you think other people should know about Bost? It’s a great company to work for! Lots of pros and cons but you can see what Bost is here for; helping our guys.
What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?Working with people with disabilities can be very rewarding. Seeing their lives change for the better, because if it wasn’t for Bost they wouldn’t be where they are now. It can also be very challenging.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? I’d still be working in a hair salon or working with my husband.
Before working at Bost, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Pin striper – painting stripes on utility trailers
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? Read more books because reading is a big part of life.
Three words to best describe you: hard-working, caring, reliable
What do you like to do when you aren’t working? Spend time with family
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know? My name is Rebecca and when my parents tried to teach me to say my name, all I would say is ReMe. My entire family still calls me ReMe.
Where’s your favorite place in the world? Being home at my mom’s with family.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why? My real dad. He died when I was a year and a half old so I don’t even remember him.
What is the one thing you can’t live without? Make up! I don’t go anywhere without eyes and lip on.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Healing
What is one food that you cannot resist?Sweets
Is there anything else you would like to share with me? It’s hard to believe I have worked for Bost for 20 years. It’s hard to believe I’ve worked anywhere for 20 years! I still enjoy it. I love doing what I do. I love the job. My guys have become like family, I just don’t know what else I would do. Being involved with Bost and The ARC, being around our guys and seeing them get to do things. I really feel like with Shebbie, if he hadn’t have come to Bost, he would have been homeless or living in a convalescent home. Bost has helped him have a big life, having his own home, going to Seattle for Special Olympics and being the oldest participating athlete there. He has a life that he did not have growing up and he loves it. It fills my heart seeing him having this life and getting to do all the things. Working for Bost is full of rewards and I love working for Bost!