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Changes along her career path led CMA Misty Killman to Presbyterian Manor

Growing up in the small town of Dexter, Kan., Misty Killman had an experience in high school that led her to a career in health care.

“We had to do community service, and I did mine at the nursing home in town. I just got attached to the residents there. I got to talking to some of the aides that worked there and thought I could see myself doing something like this. Now I can’t imagine doing anything else,” said Misty.

She originally attended college with plans of majoring in nursing – she had grown up watching a few family members who were nurses – but she discovered that nursing wasn’t the right path for her, and she stuck with her CNA instead. Since then, she has earned her CMA and has also taken over transportation on our campus.

“I get to do a little bit of everything, and I get to work with the residents in different ways. It’s been kind of nice,” said Misty.

Celebrating her ninth anniversary on staff this month, Misty’s favorite part of her job is the people.

“I enjoy the residents and the employees. We get pretty close. It’s just like a big family. I absolutely love it,” said Misty.

When she’s not at work, Misty likes to spend a lot of time with family, and she recently discovered a new pastime just for her. “I started taking kickboxing and jiu jitsu classes. I wanted to try something different to get in better shape and it’s definitely been a good stress reliever,” said Misty.

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