Business: Grimsley's Inc.
Length of employment: 18 years
Job Title: General Manager
Ellen is a Stillwater native-born and raised here. “I love Stillwater,” ellen said. “I grew up here and made the choice to stay and raise my family in Stillwater. It is a great community.”
She began her career as the Office Manager at Grimsley's Inc. Her career highlights include being able to grow within a company that she believes in. She loves being able to recognize others' strengths and help them to flourish. Her best piece of advice regarding her career is to “find a way to identify your strengths and abilities that are specifically unique to you,” she said. “It will enable you to create maximum value to those around you and help you to enjoy what you do.”
Ellen volunteers on many boards and organizations in Stillwater. She is very active. She’s an active board member for the Stillwater Area Sports Association. She also volunteers in many capacities at Richmond Elementary School. Ellen is a sustainer for the Junior Service League of Stillwater.
“I am honored to be selected as the spotlight professional this month,” Ellen said. “I am thankful to be able to be a part of such a great professional community in Stillwater.”
Favorite Restaurant – Tokyo Pot
Favorite Business Book – The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
Best Stillwater Hidden Gem – Lake McMurtry
Favorite Vacation Spot – Sanibel/Captiva Islands
Best Place for Wings – The Rusty Crane (Tulsa)