Agency News

Employee Spotlight – D.L. Gladbach

June 24, 2014

D.L. GladbachBy Laurie Ritter and Laura Cravens

D.L. Gladbach has worked for Boone County Family Resources for more than 20 years. It all started when his wife Judy Gladbach, a recent BCFR Life & Work Connections retiree, was working in BCFR Supported Living. Judy enlisted the help of her husband to do odd jobs around the site because, as D.L. said, “I didn’t have a second job at the time.” A board member saw D.L. working and asked him if he was getting paid. Next thing he knew, the Director of Supported Living offered D.L. a job. D.L. said his first official duty was to set up a large table and counter top in the main office reception areas. “I guess it worked out pretty good…they kept giving me more jobs.”

Twenty years later, D.L. still works part-time as the general maintenance technician for the agency making repairs and assisting with whatever is needed. He sat down for an interview to discuss his time with BCFR.

Q: What is one favorite and least favorite thing about your job?
A: Favorite – get to move around a lot. Least favorite – using computers.

Q: Do you still like this job?
A: I reckon so, I’m still here. I like the people I work with. I like meeting new people too.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?
A: Reading books.

Q: How long have you been married to Judy?
A: She’s put up with me for 43 years.

D.L. and Judy have 3 children and 2 grandchildren and are regular fixtures at the annual BCFR Picnic and Holiday Party.