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Staff Spotlight: Cheryl Dodd

Cheryl (left), and her family at her Son's Wedding

Cheryl Dodd recently celebrated her 5-year anniversary with TDC. If you’ve visited our offices any time in our recent history, then you’ve met Cheryl as she’s greeted you into our space. As TDC’s Administrative Assistant she not only helps to keep our daily operations running smoothly, she also keeps our team together by coordinating birthday celebrations and maintaining a well-stocked candy supply in the breakroom.  Cheryl keeps our office well organized and well decorated for each of the holidays and her friendly disposition makes her a great asset to our team.  

Get to know more about Cheryl in this in-depth staff spotlight.

Cheryl grew up in Lake Placid, NY where she attended St. Agnes and Ausable Valley Central School District. Having moved to Plattsburgh in the early 1990’s, Cheryl is no stranger to our community. Raising three children in the North Country, she was highly involved with various PTO committees and has volunteered through various service organizations including the Ladies Auxiliary and the Lion’s Club. Most recently, prior to joining the TDC team, Cheryl worked for Hospice of the North Country and West Bay Associates in Mental Health.  

What has been your favorite project that TDC has been a part of?
The project I am most proud to have been a part of with TDC is helping to move our offices twice, during a pandemic at that! We were able to work together for a smooth transition from one address to another with no lapse in our daily activities. I am also so excited about the completion of our new rebranding project, and love to show off our new logo to visitors to our new office space.    

Cheryl's Dogs, Swisher & Zoey

What is your favorite part of your job?  
Getting to work with my wonderful co-workers every day!  

What is your favorite sports team?  
Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love the NY Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys.

What is a little-known fact about the Plattsburgh region?
There is so much to do here all year round. From our expansive city beach to the high peaks of the ADK, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

What are some Interesting facts about you?  
My favorite vacation spot is in Tampa, Florida.  My hobby is spending time with my children Trisha, Mike, Nick and their families and spoiling my beautiful grandchildren, Aela (4) and Theo (2).  I also have two dogs, Swisher and Zoey, who I love dearly.

Cheryl's children, Michael & Trisha

Favorite quote?
“Happiness comes to those who are brave.”
"The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now." - Robert Ingersoll

Favorite movie?
Ever After

Favorite Restaurant?  
The Cottage
in Lake Placid

What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in your field?
Being a team player is very important, find joy in where you work.

What advice would you give someone starting their career?
When in doubt, ask questions. It's easier to ask questions the first time than have to go back and correct what you have already done.

Cheryl's Grandchildren, Aela & Theo

What advice would you have given your younger self?  
Don’t sweat the small stuff, take life slowly and enjoy because it goes by so quickly!

What are your personal goals for the future?  
To be a part of the TDC team until my retirement.  Spend as much time with my kids, grandkids, family and friends as I can.  

What are you looking forward to the most in the next 5 years?
Watching my grandkids grow up. I am also hopeful for our world to be a more peaceful, ‘normal’ place.  

Thank you, Cheryl, for all you do for TDC!

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