Jerry Byrd ~ Driver
Traditions of Deerfield
Meet Jerry Byrd, our February Employee of the Month! Jerry was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio; although, he did spend 22 years in sunny Florida. Jerry has been a valuable member of the Traditions of Deerfield family as a driver for 2 ½ years.
When Jerry isn’t providing excellent transportation service at Deerfield, he loves spending his time buying, selling, and working on cars. He also enjoys walking and bargain hunting. Additionally, he loves spending time with his three sons, seven grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
When asked what he loves most about his job, Jerry said, “The residents are absolutely the best part of my job. I really value the relationships I have with each resident. I have developed a very special relationship with one resident; I help her stay calm and not worry about her doctors’ appointments.”
Jerry has always been a hard worker. “I started working at 10 years old selling newspapers.” He was also an excellent artist when he was younger.
When asked why they nominated Jerry for Traditions Employee of the Month, Sarah E. Rieger, Executive Director said, “Jerry is a true gift to Traditions of Deerfield. He wears many hats in addition to the title of Driver. He is a calm and pleasant presence around the community. We are grateful every day that Jerry is part of our community.”
Wendy Lastivka, Community Relations Director, went on to say, “Jerry is so helpful and caring. He takes a personal interest in each resident and is always looking for little ways to let a resident know they are special. We appreciate his can-do attitude every day.”