Hello, All! My name is Holli Stevens and I’m from the Dover Buffalo Wild Wings. I was born and raised here in Dover, Delaware. I am the youngest of three siblings. My parents divorced when I was young, so I was with my mom majority of the time seeing my dad on weekends. When I was 14, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes so, how I lived and routines I had completely changed, so I could live a healthy life. It was challenging, especially the whole taking shots thing because I was terrified of needles but it’s what I had to do to live. At the time I thought that would be one of the biggest things to get through was managing my diabetes for the rest of my life. It was but it wasn’t the hardest thing I have had to adjust to. I lost my mom to cancer last year and it completely broke me. My mom was my hero and my best friend. She had breast cancer for the past 2 years and was actually doing really well up until the last six months she was here, she went downhill. We all knew she was getting sicker. I was pregnant with my first child and I knew that I would need my mom for guidance. I gave birth to my son ten days after she passed away. So, as I was overjoyed of becoming a mom I was grieving the loss of mine. She was the type of person who would give you the shirt off her back and was never afraid of hard work. My mom was the best and I always looked to her. I lost the most important person in my life, but I still live how my mom taught me because if I can be half the person she was I’ll get through.
Let’s back up to when I was 17. My first job was at Dairy Queen. After two years, I thought I needed a change from the food business. I got a job at a Capital Cleaners as one of the counter persons. I worked seven hours a day by myself unless a customer came in. I hated this job honestly. I wanted to be around people and interact with people. That’s how I found myself here at BWW. The atmosphere just always seemed so upbeat. I wanted to be a part of it. I started as a cashier and, in less than a year, I was a WCT. Once I was 21, I was presented with an opportunity to be a shift leader. I took on the new responsibility and got a new sense of how things were run, business wise especially. I was awarded team member of the year for 2014 which was a great feeling. It is important to me to perform on a high level because I want the guest to come back. I want to make sure they have the best experience. When I’m shift leading, I want to be an example for other team members. Also, I’m serving and bartending here part of the time and my income depends on my performance, so I need to be on my A game.
I’ve been with H5H for six years now and my coworkers are like a second family to me. I have learned so much here. I’ve appreciated everything I’ve gained from here and I look forward to growing more with this company.
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