Meet the Village Manager: Kim Whitworth, Evergreen Noordhoek
There’s lots on the go at Evergreen Noordhoek – and it’s only going to get busier with Phase 2 of the village having recently been launched.
But, thanks to her previous work experience as a restaurant manager and paralegal secretary, Village Manager Kim Whitworth takes it all in her stride, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that her residents are part of a happy, close-knit community. We caught up with Kim recently to find out more about this warm, caring individual who began her Evergreen career on a temporary basis at Evergreen Muizenberg in 2009, and loved it so much, she’s still part of the family!
1. What does a typical day look like for you?
No day is ever really the same – interacting with the residents and staff is the only certainty.
2. What do you enjoy most about your work?
The people – I love working with the residents and staff.
3. What are some of the things that you feel make Evergreen Noordhoek special or unique?
The residents who strive to make the village their home – it’s very special to see it happen.
4. What makes you feel inspired?
The happiness of my residents.
5. Do you have a favourite quote or mantra that you live by?
I try to live according to this philosophy: live each day to the fullest.
6. When you’re not managing Evergreen Noordhoek, you’re…?
Spending quality time with my children and catching up on my favourite TV series (I love medical dramas and crime).
7. What’s the greatest life lesson you’ve learnt thus far?
To be patient and understand the needs and wants of others.
8. What’s something the Evergreen residents might not know about you?
I am a mother of 10-year-old twin girls who are my world.
9. What are some of your favourite spots in Noordhoek?
Noordhoek Common is perfect for picnics and the Red Herring Restaurant has the most stunning views.
10. Who do you admire most and why?
It’s not one person, but rather my colleagues who share the same passion I do in ensuring that we create a special and happy home environment within our villages.