Though Jaunine Hackmon may be one of Holland Aquatic Center’s newest employees, her community-mindedness and commitment to youth development is longstanding. Prior to arriving here in June 2022, she served both AmeriCorps and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland with their youth development efforts.
Now as HAC’s administrative assistant, Jaunine provides support to our community outreach and partnerships, to the work of the HAC Foundation, and to our front desk operations and staff. And for her outstanding work, she’s been named HAC’s November Employee of the Month.
“I like filling different roles and supporting where I’m needed most,” she says.
Jaunine grew up in Chicago and became a West Michigander when she enrolled at Hope College and graduated in 2016 with a major in dance and a minor in leadership. There, she was involved in sacred dance, Emmaus Scholars, and Campus Ministries. Today, she finds dancing opportunities at HAC in our Zumba and Barre Fusion classes!
When she is not working or exercising, Jaunine loves to cook (especially breakfast foods) and tend to her many house plants. We are delighted that she is now continuing to grow along with us at HAC!
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAUNINE
Favorite movie/musical: In the Heights
Favorite place in the world: Chicago
Thing that brings me joy: Dancing and being creative
Bucket list item: Ziplining through a rain forest somewhere
Best vacation: Skiing in Colorado
If I could live anywhere, I would live… Somewhere, anywhere warm!
You would be surprised to know…I have a twin sister.
What attracted me to work at HAC: “There are so many ways this place serves our community. I like interacting with people from all backgrounds and everyone has a different reason for why they love it here.”
What I like most about working at HAC: Every day is different and the people who work here are always willing to pitch in, whatever comes up.”
At Holland Aquatic Center, our facilities are awesome and so is our staff. In this We Are HAC! series, we introduce you to the people who love to teach, coach, protect, serve and inspire here. Our amazing team, more than 100 strong, is passionate about empowering healthy, connected lives through aquatics and wellness programming.