Introducing our next Employee Spotlight, Delores Gatlin!
Delores has been with MWI Real Estate for nearly a decade and currently serves as the Property Manager at Cedar Trace Senior Apartments in Evansville, IN. Her energy, positivity, love of family and spark are all things we should strive to emulate. Thank you, Delores, for not only the great work you do but for being such a great role model! See below for our full conversation with Delores.
How long have you been with MWI Real Estate? What is your area of expertise?
I started my career with MWI Real Estate in April 2014 here at Cedar Trace Senior Apartments. The complex had just been constructed and as I drove by to view it prior to accepting the property manager position, I was very impressed and knew immediately I wanted to be a part of opening this property up to the community. Here I am! Nine years later and still growing and learning. Thank you to Kari Stoner for allowing me to have this opportunity.
Tell us about your family, spouse, partner, or close friends.
My husband and I will be celebrating our 38th anniversary in July this year. We have three grown children and 8 grandchildren. There are 4 boys and 4 girls ranging in age from 29 years to 4 months.
Tell us about your background (hometown, school, etc.)
I grew up in Union County KY on a farm and am the oldest of seven siblings. My education was all completed in KY. My entire family happens to be avid KY Wildcat basketball fans. I am reminded sometimes by an employee here, how in 2019, the University of Evansville basketball team traveled to Rupp Arena for an exhibition game against the number one Wildcats and defeated the Wildcats that day. This is truly a hard pill to swallow. I always just respond “Go Big Blue!”
How do you prefer to spend your free time?
My favorite hobby is gardening. I call it dirt therapy. I plant flowers at my home and at Cedar Trace Senior every spring.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
We love spending weekends having sleepovers with the younger grandchildren. We also love vacationing in Florida. The beach is our favorite destination! Especially Daytona Beach Florida.
What is something you have learned during your time with MWI?
I have learned while working here that you may think you have heard every situation imaginable but just wait! You will inevitably hear something the next day you have never heard before. Also, to be successful you must learn to take a deep breath, relax, and get ready for the next problem or situation you will need to address. Proud Member of the MWI Real Estate Family!!