Teresa Snook is a good example of how hard work pays off. When Teresa was hired 8 1/2 years ago to work with Life Enrichment Director Corinne O’Heran, she only worked 10 hours a week as she had another job with Hasbro Retail Management. With both of her sons in school and lots of encouragement by her beloved husband, Steve, she knew she had more skills and talents to spare.
Teresa will be married 30 years at the end of May. Her mother told her the young man she was going out with just wasn’t right for her and that Steve Snook was; but it took Teresa another whole year to finally find out her mother was right. Her oldest son Cory, and his wife Kristine, just moved into their first home last spring. Travis, the youngest, is the Manager of a Penzoil shop in Portage where he lives.
Teresa started out at the Upjohn company as an intern and was hired at the ripe old age of 20, and became the Director’s Assistant at 22. Her career at Friendship Village has gone from Volunteer Coordinator to Community Outreach Supervisor and now to Director of Administrative Services.
She coached high school golf at Portage Northern for five years. Her parents were both Kalamazoo Public School teachers and her father (Mr. Callahan) taught Friendship Village employees Stan Burr, Dick Willis, and Gary Van Strein. Truth be known, Stan and Dick would skip lunch just so they could play Ping-Pong with Mr. Callahan. Teresa’s mother, Roxy Callahan, also taught school with Friendship Village residents Marilyn McKinley, Barb Davis and Ruth Eiseman.
We are proud and pleased you are here Teresa, and hope that you continue to do well.