Meet Our Guardian Admin Team!
Meet Stephanie Elias. Stephanie is GPF’s Assistant Officer Manager. Stephanie manages all members of the Admin team as well as some members from the Operations team. Beside general assistance of office management, Stephanie oversees payroll processing, accounts receivable, recruitment, and other human resources related tasks. She plays a big role in ensuring our office runs smoothly! Since Stephanie started working for GPF in 2014, she has learned how systems work both on a micro and macro level. On a micro level, she has learned how a small business works from smaller systems in-house; how administrative team members work with operations team members. And on the macro level she has learned how a company interacts with employees, and clients. She believes her background in psychology has influenced the way she interacts with co workers, employees, customers and clients. Stephanie loves that her supervisors give her so much freedom to learn independently and trust her judgement. She also loves how connected she is with her administrative team and with her supervisors. “Working in a small business means that I know my bosses, and I am involved in the goings-on of daily operations - I have my finger on the pulse of the this company and I like it like that.” Her favorite memory at GPF is when she found out we were expanding and creating a Protection K9 Program. She enjoys having our furry friend, Arrow, in the office.
In Stephanie’s free time, she creates art! She is a visual artist and loves to paint. She enjoys experimenting with other mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils, pen and ink, or even just regular graphite pencils. Stephanie also sings and plays guitar. Other than art and music, she frequently spends time with friends. Something you may not know about Stephanie is that she is half Welsh and half Mexican. Her father was born in Mexico and came to the US when he was just 16 years old and it took him until the year 1990 to become a US citizen. Her early life consisted of lots of family time, Spanish being spoken as much as English, the wonderful aroma of Mexican food filling the home, and loud warm laughter. She still understands Spanish and can speak it pretty well, although she is not as fluent as she used to be. Stephanie loves her culture and celebrating her Mexican heritage.
Meet Cristina Canty. Cristina is one of two Human Resources Administrative Assistants. Some things she loves about her job are the family dynamic we have here at GPF, and the freedom management gives us to improve and grow in our roles. Her favorite part of working in the security industry has been learning how to lead a safer lifestyle. Her favorite memory at GPF is the 2017 Annual Retreat, where our admin and operations team spent a few days bonding and training in Tahoe. To check out our blog about our Annual Retreat, click here.
Cristina spends her free time coordinating and planning all kinds of events focused on the arts. She also enjoys spending time cooking and spending time with her two daughters, ages 7 and 9. One thing you may not know about Cristina is that she is half Filipino and can cook Filipino dishes such as pancit, lumpia and chocolate meat.
Meet Adelynn Lackey. Adelynn is the second Human Resources Assistant. Adelynn’s favorite thing about working for GPF is how much she is learning about what it takes to run a business and all the experience she has gained in the Human Resources department. Adelynn especially loves the GPF culture, and appreciates everything management does to help the admin members grow not only as individuals, but also as a team. Her favorite memory at GPF is our admin/ops team Holiday Potluck Party where we do Secret Santa. She also loved the moment she found out an old friend from school, Isabel Spaeth, would be coming to join our team! Adelynn spends most of her free time competitively horseback riding, or writing and recording music. She also enjoys spending time with her three dogs. Some things you might not know about Adelynn is that she is a die hard sushi fan. She also used to be a cheerleader, and a basketball player.
Meet Isabel Spaeth. Isabel is our Receptionist at GPF. She is the first person to greet you when you come in our office! Since she started working at GPF, she has learned that being a receptionist is a lot harder than most would think. Isabel likes that her job deals with members of both admin and operations teams, because she gets insight into all departments. She also enjoys working with our K9 Protection Dog Arrow. To read more about Arrow and learn what he does, click here.
Isabel's favorite memory at GPF is being reunited with an old friend from school, Adelynn Lackey. Isabel loves the GPF culture because it is unique in that our team members are close and truly enjoy each other’s company. In her free time, Isabel loves spending time with her boyfriend and close friends. She also likes trying new drinks at Dutch Bros Coffee; one of her favorite places. One unique thing about Isabel is that she knows some American Sign Language.