Associate Spotlight: Courtney Graves
by Susan Bohan, Member Since 2007
We all know how lucky we at The Reef are to have such capable Associates help us enjoy our world here. But what some do in their free time makes us marvel even more about how fortunate we truly are to have someone of such character, warmth and giving here with us.
Courtney Graves has been an Associate at The Spa since October 2011. First working at the Desk then gradually time opened-up where she could use her education as an Aesthetician (Facial Specialist) full time on Saturday and Sundays. As she says, “It is important to accommodate Members so this schedule allows me to improve a client’s skin and maximize the results on their schedule.”
This new arrangement has allowed her to fulfill another personal goal. She always felt an emotional calling to help others but it was a radio message regarding the “Glory House of Miami” that attracted her to the faith-based organization which rescues women who have been abused and exploited through sex trafficking. She has found that the listening she has cultivated through her work here is vital in her new role. “Gaining a person’s trust is so important and listening to their story without judgment is a big help.” She also brings her training to many by purchasing little skin care products to help make them feel someone cares.
Courtney is a great example of an Associate who helps us who are so fortunate while making time to help those who are not.