Employee Spotlight Special Edition: Manny Flores
Congratulations on being a valued CL&A employee.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Manny Flores, born and raised in Hawthorne, CA with a fully Mexican background. I am an only child that went on to college to be the first Graduate (UCSB-Psychology) in my family. Huge Real Madrid (soccer) fan, which made me study abroad in Madrid for a whole year and allowed me to explore Europe at a young age. I love traveling to this day (just completed my dream of attending a World Cup last summer in Russia!), fitness, and spending time with my friends and family on weekends.
What is your role at CL&A?
Housing Specialist/Landlord Liaison
What would people never guess you do in your role?
IT for the office. Built all the desks/chairs in this office except for the 2 that were already present.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
The sincere “thank you” I get once the veteran knows the unit will be theirs.
How did you first learn about CL&A?
Indeed.com looking for a stable position in the Real Estate field.
What do you like most about CL&A?
Gives you the opportunity to do something amazing for a homeless person, and you get compensation for it. Double the good feeling, as opposed to boring jobs with no sense of satisfaction except for payday.
Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Jack in the box (at 16 😊) where I gained 20lb in 3 months free loading off of wrong orders lol. Learned to respect the fast food world after that experience.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
Traveling, fitness, soccer.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Gym. Aside from the physical aspect, it’s my therapy.
What is your hidden talent?
My left thumb bends back as much as a Nike check sign when I give a thumbs up.
What is your favorite movie and book?
Movie: Fight Club and Book: Great Gatsby
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