Ellen Garfield

Q: What is your speciality on the team?
A: Safety mentor

Q: How many years have you been involved?
A: Since the beginning, but this is my second year as a mentor

Q: How did you hear/start out on the team?
A: Captain Matt is my son! And last year after the competition at Westtown, I was asked to help the team develop their safety manual and program.

Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I sell industrial personal protective equipment, but it’s much more broad than that.  I also help my customers develop basic safety programs to reduce their OSHA recordable injuries.

Q: What is your goal do you hope to achieve with students?
A: Aside from continuing our successful streak, I want to help them develop their leadership skills and self-esteem.

Q: What do you want your students you mentor to know/what life lessons do you want to teach?
A: That life isn’t fair sometimes.  That sometimes you may not understand or agree with a situation or a decision, but there are battles to pick.  And that there is ALWAYS something that you can learn from someone.  I’m 44 and I’m still learning.

Q: What college/high school you go to?
A: I’m a proud graduate of Bensalem, Class of 1990!

Q: What did you major in?
A: I did not go to college, which is probably one of my biggest regrets.  I was lucky enough to be successful in sales, but these days, a degree is necessary to your future.