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Employee Spotlight: Anita Ketola

10.16.20   

Employee Spotlight: Anita Ketola

Passionate People Building and Revitalizing Our World. This is who we are. SME's Employee Spotlights provide a glimpse into the passions that drive our team members to build a better world. 

Why did you choose this profession? 
I had originally set out to be an English and literature teacher in college, but after one science class with an inspiring professor I changed my focus to science.  I love being able work with clients on their environmental and compliance challenges.  While I didn’t become a teacher, I find opportunities to teach and mentor at work and through professional organizations.

Which SME performance principle resonates most with you?
The SME performance principle that most resonates with me is teamwork. It’s great seeing the individual commitment of my co-workers to our common goals.  We all bring something special, hold each other accountable, and motivate each other to step outside our comfort zone.  Great collaboration and teamwork only comes with trust and respect. 

How do you recharge after a long week? 
My favorite ways to recharge are gardening and listening to symphonic and power metal music.  If I need to restore my peace, going into my garden and getting my hands dirty will help guide my mind back to the present.  If I need some energy, listening to music give me the motivation to push on.  When words fail, music speaks.   


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