This month we wanted to spotlight and introduce our Director of Environmental Services, Roslyn Simpson. She has been at Kirkwood with Southern Food Service since September of 2021 and has been working in the EVS industry for almost 15 years!
Roslyn is originally from Jackson, MS but now lives in the Trussville area with her family. She has been married to her husband, Clint Simpson Jr., for 26 years and they have 2 sons. Clint III attends Miles College on a football scholarship and he is about to finish his Freshman year. Her younger son, Cameron, is a Freshman at Hewitt- Trussville High School where he plays both football and baseball. Roslyn went to Jackson State University and cheers for JSU in sports but she says that most importantly, she is her boys’ biggest fan in everything they do!
Roslyn’s favorite thing about her job is getting to show up to a physical building and make a tangible difference that people can recognize. She has always really enjoyed cleaning but her favorite part about working for Kirkwood has been getting to know the residents. Roslyn says, “I love the stories they tell me. I get to hear pieces of history all day long and it reminds me that my story will be history one day.” She also mentioned how much she loves the people she works alongside, at Kirkwood and Southern Food Service.
Last, I always like to ask our monthly spotlights, “If you could sit down for a meal with anyone in the world, living or from the past, who would it be?” Roslyn answered that she would like to have a meal with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ask him about his faith in God and about the Civil Rights Movement. We are so very thankful to have Roslyn as a part of the Kirkwood family!