November 2019 Spotlight member: megan Grochulski
This month's YEP Spotlight Member is Megan Grochulski. Megan is the Development Director for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. She has had many roles during her 8 years with the organization. She has been married to her husband Dan for 8 years and have two sons, Maddox and Owen, and a Pug named Tucker. Megan was born and raised in Erie. A graduate of McDowell High School ('05), she attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and received her Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications ('09). She is currently the Recruitment Advisor for Alpha Sigma Alpha Gamma Psi Chapter and an active member of the YEP Civic and Community Engagement Committee.
YEP: Tell us about your career with MDA.
MG: I have worked at the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 8 years and I am the Development Director. I handle many different fundraising events throughout the year and work with different companies in the Erie area to make them successful. All of the money raised stays local to help families with muscle diseases, including ALS.
YEP: You primarily work with the Pittsburgh MDA office. What advice would you share with other remote workers?
MG: To be successful at working remote, you must be organized and able to focus well. Scheduling my days and weeks is what helps me the most. I find that getting involved with YEP and Erie Ambassadors has helped me connect and socialize with others like I would if I worked in an office.
YEP: What's been the best part of your involvement in YEP?
MG: In the past year that I have been a member of YEP, I joined the Civic and Community Engagement Committee and I really enjoy volunteering for ServErie. It is great to meet new people, network and help out our community.
YEP: What's your perfect Erie day?
MG: It would be spending the day with my family in the summer, doing all of our favorite Erie things. We would do something fun with the kids like go to Waldameer, Presque Isle, or take a ride on the Scallywag. We would finish the night having a camp fire, roasting Smith dogs and marshmallows.
Thank you, Megan, for your commitment to YEP and the Erie community!