Associate Close-Up: Ryan Champion
We recently sat down with the Sales Director at The Shores to learn more about him and his passion for senior care and services . These are his words:
Q: What is your name and position?
A: I’m Ryan Champion, Sales Director at The Shores.
Q: What do you like best about working for United Methodist Communities?
A: I love the feel of a very close family-like atmosphere.
Q: What makes United Methodist Communities unique?
A: Our many care neighborhoods and the living options and services we offer to older adults.
Q: What does Abundant Life mean to you?
A: The great thing about Abundant Life is that it can mean many different things. To me, it means living life to its fullest and enjoying each day.
Q: What have you learned from working at UMC?
A: I’ve learned to care and be compassionate to others.
Q: What has been your proudest moment at UMC?
A: Way too many come to mind, but becoming sales director is high on the list.
Q: What has been your career progression at UMC?
A: I started in Dining Services, then transitioned to Community Life, and now I’m leader of The Shores’ sales team.
Q: Why did you choose senior care and services?
A: It gives me a good feeling to help take care of The Shores’ residents.
Q: Is there an older adult who had a strong influence on your life?
A: No doubt about it, my mom.
Q: Do you have a prominent memory of your grandmother and/or grandfather?
A: Yes. Spending time with them during the holidays.
Q: Do the residents inspire you?
A: Every day, of course.
Q: Does one resident stand out?
A: No one in particular. I’ve learned so much from past and current residents.
Q: Where did you grow up? Where else have you lived?
A: I’ve always lived in Ocean City! Sand in my shoes!
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: Relaxing and enjoying my family and friends.
Q: What is your favorite family tradition?
A: Spending every holiday together.
Q: What are you most grateful for?
A: I’m most grateful for my health and a wonderful support system.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share?
A: Everyone should live their definition of Abundant Life — it is a very powerful set of words.