Employee Spotlight: Gene I.

As part of our May celebration of everyday heroes, find out more about our front desk employee and Navy Veteran, Gene Ilin.

How long have you been working at the front desk?
“I’ve been working at the front desk for 7 months.”

What made you want to work at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center?
“I admire the work that happens on this campus and wanted to be part of a community that helps people.”

What do you enjoy most about working at the reception desk?
“It’s the face of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and I get to meet the doctors, students, and patients that all come in for the same goal: to strive for physical fitness and health.”

What do you like to do when you’re not at the front desk?
“When I’m not at the desk I tend to be in the gym. When the weather is nice I can be found in the mountains, preferably in a spot outside of cell phone reception.”

What’s your service philosophy?
“I believe the front desk should provide a wide array of services in a warm and welcoming manner. I strive to uphold that concept to the best of my ability.”

What’s a fun fact about you that might surprise people?
“I practiced traditional Chinese Kung-Fu for over 5 years before deciding to join the United States Navy for the next 4 years.”