Nancy Parker
HR/Operations  Manager

Year started at FRIENDS FIRST: 2011

Hometown: Denver, CO



Favorite Quote:

“Always stay humble and kind.”

What brought you to FRIENDS FIRST?

My daughter attended the STARS National Conference for several years and served on youth staff. It had a major impact on the direction of her life. I was eager to work for an organization making such a meaningful contribution.


How has a mentor impacted your life? 

Very early in my career, I was struggling with bitterness towards someone who had deeply hurt me. For some reason I was drawn to share this with the HR Manager at my company, though I didn’t really know her. Through her kind yet very wise insight, she helped me learn one of the most valuable lessons of my life – choosing to forgive. After I left that job, I never spoke to her again but my life has been healthier and happier as a result of knowing her.