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Employee Spotlight

Get to know us a little better!

Published 07.31.18
To help you get to know us a little better, we have decided to start an employee spotlight to highlight some of our team members: 

Allon Nir

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Job Title
Front Desk Greeter
How long have you been with the Y?
Just over 10 years
What's your favorite thing about working for the Y?
There are so many reasons why I love my job. If I could pick only one thing, it’s the enjoyment I get socializing with the Y members. I love seeing their happy faces
What's your Y story?
I needed a place to fit in and to meet people, so I joined the Y. I met a nice person on my first day at the Y, who became a friend - and then continued to meet more and more nice members who were fun to interact with. When I moved to Wilmington, I didn’t have any friends. I started taking my mom’s (Dalia Nir) exercise class. Soon after, Dick Jones (the Y CEO) recommended I volunteer greeting at the front desk. Since I was already working part time, I was a bit reluctant, but I gave it a try in April of 2007. Well, almost a year later, and lucky for me, a front desk greeter position was opened. Long story short, I was hired and began working. My first day - - and I still remember it clearly- - was Wednesday, March 26th 2008. The rest is history...
What would I like members to know about you? 
In my spare time I enjoy cross training exercise, reading, writing, spending time with my family, acting (I am part of an acting troupe for people with special needs), comedy and performing stand-up comedy at the Dead Crow for open-mic, I am a tv and movie connoisseur, I enjoy crossword puzzles, and pet sitting.