By Karin Calloway
Alyson Getchell, 37, is the manager of benefits and corporate education at University Health Care System. She and her husband, David, have two children, Emma Sue, 3, and Johnny, 1. Alyson serves on the board of the CSRA Society for Human Resource Management and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Columbia County. She grew up in New Jersey and hasn’t been able to find a good version of her favorite food—Philly Cheesesteaks—in Augusta.
Wanted to be when she grew up: Tinkerbell.
First Job: I worked in a pizza shop.
Dream job: That’s hard. I’d love to restore old homes or do anything that helps others to achieve their full potential.
Favorite TV show: Right now we’re stuck on Disney Jr.—I don’t know what my favorite would be.
Important life lesson: Always be yourself.
Quality she admires the most: Integrity.
Surprising fact about Alyson: I hold back a lot.
Signature dish: Chicken stir fry.
Favorite indulgence: Does going to the grocery store by myself count?
Planner, Doer or Dreamer? Definitely a planner. I’m always thinking 15 steps ahead of where I am now and strategizing ways to get to an end result. Best thing about being a mom: It’s just fun—my kids surprise me and make me laugh every day.
Hardest thing about being a mom: Being a good example, showing them the right path, teaching them right from wrong. Dream vacation: Anywhere we can be active. Super power she’d like to have: Lie detector—although I think I’m pretty good at it already.
This article appears in the August 2015 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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