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County of Madera

California

Madera County Staff Spotlights

Meet Our Excellent Staff

Meet Our Excellent Staff

The Spotlight Program is an opportunity for our County to recognize individuals who demonstrate qualities that exemplify the spirit of service and the County's values. It also gives our County an identity that bridges the gap between what we do and who we are.

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Staff Spotlights

AdrianaMagos How long have you worked for the County? 30 years
What do you like most about your job? The people
Why did you decide to work for the County? Needed a job
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Going from the manual to an automate world
When I'm not at work you can find me...Home
What was your first job? Work experience program
What is your favorite food? Mexican food and Iced Tea
What is your favorite kind of music? Love it all except for rap
What is your favorite sports team? Los Angeles Dodgers
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Italy
Where do you see yourself in five years? Retired and on the Coast




AnnetteGunterPicture How long have you worked for the County? 9 months
What do you like most about your job? The people I work with.
Why did you decide to work for the County? It as good a place as any other to work.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Becoming a permanent Employee
When I'm not at work you can find me...With my grandson
What was your first job? Customer Service at Shebelut Chevrolet
What is your favorite food? Pizza, I don't have a favorite drink
What is your favorite kind of music? Country
What is your favorite sports team? Whatever team my kids/grandkids are playing on
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Don't have one, it's wherever my family is
Where do you see yourself in five years? Graduated from College


ben How long have you worked for the County? I have worked for the Madera County Department of Corrections for five years. (2009 – Present)
What do you like most about your job? That every day is a new challenge, a learning experience, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of family, co-workers, and the citizens of Madera County.
Why did you decide to work for the County? After doing a tour of the Madera County Department of Corrections and seeing firsthand the team work and family life style that the officers and civilian staff had with each other made me feel like this was a great place to start a career and since this department was a representative of the County of Madera I felt like this county was a great place to work.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? In 2011 I received an Performance Endorsement Award from the Chief of Madera County Department of Corrections and the Special Operations Response Team Sergeant for my exemplary performance and willingness to go above and beyond for the Special Operations response team and the officers on the team.
When I'm not at work you can find me...Playing at the park with my two boys and my dog Tank.
What was your first job? Cashier for Rite-Aid.
What is your favorite food? Any kind of Mexican food or pizza.
What is your favorite kind of music? Jazz and Rock-N-Roll.
What is your favorite sports team? Football: San Francisco 49ers
Baseball: San Francisco Giants

If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for it’s awesome beaches and rain forest.
Where do you see yourself in five years? As part of the command staff here at the Madera County Department of Corrections instilling leadership qualities into all the new officers coming aboard and re-motivating the senior officers to take leadership roles by giving them new challenges.


CandyPearson How long have you worked for the County? 30 years as of January 30th
What do you like most about your job? Working closely with the whole department
Why did you decide to work for the County? Needed the job
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? The feeling that most people trust me to come to get an answer
When I'm not at work you can find me... home
What was your first job? Work experience position at Madera High as a secretary
What is your favorite food? Mexican Food and water
What is your favorite kind of music? Everything from classical to rap and old school
What is your favorite sports team? Pittsburgh Steelers
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Paris, France
Where do you see yourself in five years? Getting ready to retire


Keith-Spotlight2 How long have you worked for the County? 11 years with BHS; 5 years for Mosquito Abatement District;
What do you like most about your job? Working with a great team Serving others in need; seeing those in need learning to take care of themselves and become successful
Why did you decide to work for the County? It was an obvious choice as Kingsview transitioned out. It offered me the opportunity to continue the working I was involved in.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Working with a team in saving someone from the streets.
When I'm not at work you can find me...With my beautiful wife and best friend Victoria!
What was your first job? Gas station attendant for Chevron.
What is your favorite food? Sushi
What is your favorite kind of music? Christian Contemporary
What is your favorite sports team? Padres
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Norway, my ancestors homeland
Where do you see yourself in five years? Flying around the world


LetyGonzalez How long have you worked for the County? 6 1/2 Years
What do you like most about your job? Being able to meet, work with, and help the community I live in.
Why did you decide to work for the County? The opportunity arose and I thought it would be fun.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Coordinating the Fresno River Cleanup Project. I worked with City & County staff, partner agencies, and a large group of volunteers.  It was a great success!
When I'm not at work you can find me...With friends & family or doing home improvement projects at home.
What was your first job? When I was 17, I worked as a cashier at Valley State Prison for Women in the cafeteria (for visitors and staff).
What is your favorite food? Chicken Tortilla Soup
What is your favorite kind of music? Country and Neo Soul
What is your favorite sports team? San Francisco Giants
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? I would love to visit Jerusalem or Vatican City.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully graduating from law school and practicing municipal law.    


Administration Department-Lucia_Berlin How long have you worked for the County? 10 Months
What do you like most about your job? As a new employee to the County of Madera these ten months, I have acquired beneficial knowledge being part of Madera County 311 Service Center. It is a great opportunity to speak to variety of people throughout the County of Madera in serving great county services.
When I'm not at work you can find me...with my children spending quality time and enjoying every bit of it.
What was your first job? My first job was working at California State University of Fresno in Admissions and Records.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food is seafood.
What is your favorite kind of music? My favorite kind of music is R&B, old school, Latin and Modern Country.
What is your favorite sports team? I'm not much of a sport fanatic so I do not have a favorite sports team. Although, I do enjoy watching my children participate in sports e.g. gymnastics.
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? One of my favorite place to spend time with my family is at Avila Beach. It's an amazing town and the beach is breathtaking and very relaxing.
Where do you see yourself in five years? One of my goals is to complete my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration; being the reason I wanted to be part of Madera County to pursue my career and be able to expand within Administrative Management.


Mark Stone How long have you worked for the County? 23 Years
What do you like most about your job? Working with Computers. Helping our clients utilize theirs to the best of their abilities.
Why did you decide to work for the County? The people were friendly and I needed a job.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Being able to put together that first computer for Family Support
When I'm not at work you can find me...At home, at my desk, with my head stuck in the computer.
What was your first job? Working in my Dad’s gas station, filling up cars, learning about automotive repairs.
What is your favorite food? Mexican foods. Going lightly on the spices.
What is your favorite kind of music? It used to be called Rock n Roll, now days it is called POP
What is your favorite sports team? RAIDERS
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Down under, Australia
Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully with a fishing pole in hand, and a tablet on my lap.


Molly GloverHow long have you worked for the County? I started for Madera County on September 4, 2001 almost 13 years ago.
What do you like most about your job? I enjoy Assisting the Agricultural Industry here in Madera County.   I inspect all of the Growers, and Packers of Madera County who export their fruits and nuts, vegetables, plant, and plant products and nursery stock all over the world.
Why did you decide to work for the County? After graduating from Fresno State, with an Agricultural Business, degree. I wanted to work here in the rich agricultural area of the San Joaquin Valley, and working for Madera County put me right in the heart of the agricultural industry.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? In 2003 I became an Authorized Certification Official (ACO) which allows me to perform Federal Phytosanitary Export certifications of fruits, nuts, plants and plant products being exported from Madera County to all parts of the world.   To date, I have issued Phytosanitary Export Certifications to 67 different countries worldwide encompassing over 22,300 export certifications for Madera County Growers.
When I'm not at work you can find me...with my loving husband and two wonderful children Hayden 2 and Allison 4.  Besides my family my other passion is horses.   I love riding horses on the weekends, either on country trails or during sorting competitions or even just riding around my neighborhood.
What was your first job? Babysitting
What is your favorite food? My favorite food is Mexican food, however Chocolate helps to make and keep the world in a better place.
What is your favorite kind of music? Country


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