Employee Spotlight, HR & Recruiting, LONG Life

Meet Our HR Coordinator - Jim Van Dyke

In July, 2016 Jim Van Dyke joined LONG at the corporate headquarters in Littleton, Colorado, assuming the role of HR Coordinator. Jim was familiar with LONG due to his previous position, which drew him to apply for this role, and lucky us! His duties include new hire orientations, benefit administration and LONGboarding - LONG’s onboarding program that encompasses orientation, mentorship and the integration of new employees into LONG’s culture.  Jim hit the ground running and is the perfect “friendly face” for LONG’s new hires and current employees alike, bringing his knowledge, good nature and a great sense of humor to the workplace!

Jim describes LONG as, “one big family”, and has been impressed with how much LONG cares for their employees, appreciates, and recognizes all they do.  Jim is proud of LONG’s community outreach, whether it be employees volunteering time to the Denver Rescue Mission or the annual donations LONG makes through programs and events, including LONG’s Endowment Committee and the 5k for Little Hearts benefitting Children’s Hospital, Colorado.

On a personal note, Jim is originally from St. Peters, MO.  He comes from a family of hard workers, including his mom who is a retired Administrative Office Systems teacher, Dad, a retired carpenter and older sister, a surgery technician at a specialist veterinary clinic.  His entire family, including his 13-year old niece who is an avid soccer player, live in St. Louis, MO.  He likes to read, play video games on occasion and is a BIG sports fan!  If the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals are TV, you’ll know just where to find him.  He also enjoys the great outdoors and is a fisherman and camper.  Colorado seems like the perfect place for Jim to have landed and we are proud to have him on the LONG team!

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Alison Firkins

Alison is the Office Manager at LONG’s corporate headquarters in Littleton, CO. She loves attending the school football games where she can cheer her son on who performs with the marching band and enjoys all family time, especially if it includes a card game!