Crew compatibility plays an important role in any crew dynamic or teamwork skills. In order to properly function, a crew must understand one another and be able to work through their differences. For never being in a large crew based team for work, I have loved learning who everyone is and can be. On the Gulf Corps Coastal Crew there are several members that are some of the coolest people you’d have the pleasure of working with, (just ask our project partners).
The crew leader, Natalie, is a bubbly intellectual that knows how to make a team work like peanut butter and jelly. Laura, an experienced worker who is always there when you need a helping hand, especially when it involves a chainsaw. Sarah is one of the most sweetest individuals who you will ever meet, she knows how to work a GIS unit and can always keep her cool when it comes to problem solving through a situation. Tara, a strong willed goal oriented gal who is best described by the phrase, “if you put your mind to it, you can do it”. Patrick is the utmost definition of a positive mindset, no matter what we say or do Patrick seems to always see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is honestly amazing. Christina, the stretch master, is always there to share a laugh with you or crack a corny joke that you may or may not laugh at. Benny, a man who came in late but sure has not disappointed, he is by far the strongest member. Randy is a quiet soul but still has a lot to bring to the table, as an able worker and strong willed he is always there to get the job done plus he has great taste in music. Dex, the outdoors man with the soul of a wise man who knows how to find a good corndog, he is always there to lend a helping hand even if he is under the weather. Kat, our own personal chef, has a wonderful taste pallet that can only be compared to the delicious foods she brings to us almost every week, she practically keeps us alive. Last but not least, Leilani, she is not only funny, talented, and beautiful she also can put in some work.
With all this and more the making of a perfect team is practically in play, and everyday we grow and learn something new about each other. I can’t wait to see how the term goes with this crew, many surprises and stories surely await so stay tuned.