November 21, 2017 Lauren Gallagher

What We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving

It may be hovering around 80 degrees in Phoenix this week, but Thanksgiving is mere days away. It’s one of those perfect holidays- simply about good food, drinks, and company (it’s also my personal favorite).

Whatever the holiday means to you, or how you’re celebrating, there’s always something to be thankful for. I was curious to check in with everyone here at TruPath and ask them just that. Read on to see how our team is celebrating, and what they’re toasting to this year.

ThanksgivingRobyn Neilson, Accounting Manager

I’m thankful for the health and safety of myself and my family.

Getting together with family and over-eating is my favorite part!

Favorite food is pumpkin pie with LOTS of whipped cream and eggnog.

Ryan McKellips, Recruiter

I’m thankful for my Family, being able to have my parents down here in AZ with us.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with family and being able to eat then nap repeatedly.

My favorite foods are the stuffing and french silk pie, always go back for seconds.

Beth Suchocki, Recruiter

I am thankful for my brother, my Disney pass and my TruPath family!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving, besides food and football, is hanging out with my family and friends.

My favorite food is a Polish dish – golumpki.


Rick Gonzales, General Manager

I am incredibly thankful for my grandson, Carsyn!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is staying home all day with family. We are breaking that tradition this year by traveling for only the 2nd time in my life. Hopefully, never again! 🙂

Believe it or not, my favorite Thanksgiving food is my wife’s homemade vegetable gravy. That’s pretty weird coming from a guy who does not eat veggies, but it’s true. Her gravy should be a food group all by itself.

Peter Difillipantonio, Business Development

I’m thankful for my family, our general health and happiness, as well as working for a great company where I feel appreciated!

My favorite part about Thanksgiving is sharing time with family and friends….and of course, the great food doesn’t hurt!

My favorite food is pumpkin pie.  Hands down, the best part of the next 6 weeks is the serious amount of pumpkin pie I’m going to consume!

Scott Silva, Recruiter

I am thankful that moving to Arizona was an excellent choice! Everything is working out quite well.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the cooking. I like putting in the work in the kitchen, and then chowing down and enjoying the fruits of our labor.

My favorite food will always be the sweet potatoes. The cranberry sauce, creamed onions, and stuffing deserve honorable mentions too.

Megan McQuade, Director of Community Relations 

I am so thankful for my family.  I have a supportive fiance and two healthy children.  I’m so blessed to experience LIFE with all three of them.

Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday.  It is the time of year that brings loved ones together to simply enjoy each other’s company.  Delicious food, too many drinks, and lots of laughs!

One of my favorite Thanksgiving Day dishes is my Mom’s Cornbread Pudding.  She makes it to perfection!  It is moist, fluffy and melts in your mouth….  YUM!

Lauren Gallagher, Marketing Coordinator

I’m thankful to be with my parents and siblings this year for Thanksgiving.

My sister and her fiance are flying down from Maine for a few days (and my brother is moving here from Massachusetts!), so I’m very excited to have some yummy food, a few drinks and lots of laughs with them.  Indulging in food and catching up with my family are my favorite parts of the day. It’s also fun celebrating in Arizona because there’s usually warm sunshine involved 🙂

My favorite food is probably the sweet potatoes my mom makes. They’re baked and kind of sweet, but not overly so.  Also… roasted brussels sprouts, snowflake rolls, mashed potatoes, and mimosas! I guess I like it all…

Josh Rautio, Senior Recruiter

I am thankful for my family, friends, and my health.

Spending time with my friends and relaxing is my favorite part of the day.

I love mashed potatoes and gravy…mmmm.

Dorothy Sliva, Associate Recruiter

I’m thankful for my great job at TruPath.

I don’t think I have a favorite part of Thanksgiving. What’s not to love about cooking and eating delicious foods with family?

My favorite Thanksgiving food is bread dumplings. They are a once or twice a year specialty.


Darrius Hardrick, Recruiter

It always sounds cliche, but I am very thankful for family and friends. I have a great group of people around me, who are very supportive and inspire me to be the best version of myself.

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being able to catch up with friends and family that I may not have had the chance to see for a while. It’s always exciting to hear the different stories and encounters that people have throughout their year.

I’m a huge fan of baked macaroni and cheese. It’s always the highlight of the day for me.

Chris McKay, Senior Recruiter

I am thankful for my family, friends, and health. I’m thankful to be lucky enough to work on a team with colleagues that I respect and genuinely enjoy. Life is good!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is time spent with family, time off, good food and spirits and football. Life is good!

Turkey, wine, and pumpkin pie are my favorite foods.

Austie Smith, Payroll & Benefits Specialist

I’m definitely thankful for my family, especially my parents! They have both been there for me a lot this year.

My favorite part of the day is eating and laughing with everyone.

Favorite food is um… all of it! Haha, My eyes are always way bigger than my stomach! Champagne too! 🙂

 Bernard Nixon, Associate Recruiter

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting a headstart on new beginnings (NYE is only a month and a few days away!).

I like the post-meal detente that follows Thanksgiving dinner, where everybody is too full to talk about anything controversial, and everyone just wants to have a good time.

My favorite Thanksgiving food is sweet potatoes served with marshmallows and/or brown sugar.

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