Meet Dana Sue Kimbal, Miner & Environmental Manager at Coeur Rochester Mine (Nevada Mining Association)
She’s the lady behind a team that runs a 24/7/365 operation and moves 70,000 tons of ore every day, has produced 144 million ounces of silver since the operation opened, and produce 4 million ounces of silver each year.
Her job results in the final products we use every day in the form of coins, jewelry, the solar industry, any other products that require pure silver.
Dana Sue has worked in Nevada Mining most of her life, but initially she wanted to be a park ranger. After graduating college she still didn’t know anything about mining until a job opportunity arose that brought her to northern Nevada.
She loves talking to people and having them discover science and nature – she works with teachers, educating them on modern mining and technology, with hands on activities to bring to their students to get them interested in science as well. Her goal is to make sure when they are no longer at a site, that you won’t be able to tell that they were ever there. And she can’t imagine doing anything else!
Dana Sue is just one of many members of today’s workforce that we are celebrating today and always.
True story, my late grandfather was also a mining engineer by trade. He was among the first black people in America to earn a college degree in mining. Unfortunately, I only learned about this as my grandmother put together his biography for his funeral brochure, so I never got to hear his experience from his own mouth. There are so many people you see and interact with on a day to day basis that have incredible stories of how they’ve found success, though most of us will never truly know.
Through the Kronos American Worker Campaign, Kronos has created a production of the video series “1 in one hundred million.” In this series, various of interesting and notable people in today’s workforce are profiled and share their individual stories about their road to success. People like Mike Perez, who has turned his life around from having served time in prison to becoming a renowned Sous Chef at Hearty Boy Catering in Chicago.
From teachers to firefighters to zookeepers to a baseball bat maker, these stories are sure to inspire you and you’ll quickly understand why these are just some of the members of the American workforce to celebrate.
Episodes are released monthly and you can subscribe to 1 in 100 Million to be the first to see these. Subscriptions are free! Meanwhile, be sure to check out the following episodes that have already been released at http://www.1in100million.com/
* Monthly episode featured worker:
o Ep: 1 – Firefighter
o Ep: 2 – Trauma Nurse
o Ep: 3 – Produce Manager at grocery store
o Ep: 4 – Union Electrician
o Ep: 5 – Hotel Front Desk Agent
o Ep: 6 – Restaurant Server
o Ep: 7 – Teacher
o Ep: 8 – Baseball Bat Maker, was MLB pitcher
o Ep: 9 – Major in National Guard, works security for major events
o Ep: 10 – Justina Pratt: Safe Start Swimming Instructor at the YMCA, Lake Nona, FL
o Ep: 11 – Royce / Alligator Wrangler
o Ep: 12 – Shannon NeSmith / Truck Driver
o Ep: 13 – Zach Feary Stern Pinball, Chicago
o Ep: 14 – Jenny Theuman, Zookeeper
o Ep: 15 – Mike Perez, Sous Chef, Hearty Boy Catering, Chicago
o Ep: 16 – Jennifer Miller, Retail Sales Associate MJ Christensen Diamonds
o Ep: 17 – Tracer Finn, Assistant Head of Lighting, Le Reve – The Dream (The Wynn, Las Vegas)
o Ep: 18 – Dana Sue Kimbal, Miner & Environmental Manager, Coeur Rochester Mine (Nevada Mining Association)
Do you have any inspiring stories of Today’s Workforce to share?
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About the “1 in one hundred million” Web Series:
“1 in one hundred million” is a site devoted to sharing the personal stories of people who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs upon which we all rely. From our very first days, Kronos solutions have always focused on the work that people do. That’s why we’re proud to celebrate these special individuals who reflect the character, the commitment, and the passion of today’s workforce.