RDF Employee Spotlight: Destiny Van Rooy, Client Experience Coordinator!

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On August 23, 2019

Here at Reynolds Defense Firm, we’re pretty lucky to have such an amazing team of folks working together to support our clients. ‘Solid’ is the word we use for those people you can trust under just about any circumstance, and that standard is what we use to describe the entire RDF Team.  Every person here at Reynolds Defense Firm is an “A” player and we each understand that our individual role is essential to the overall success of our team.  We’d like to focus some time highlighting our team members and offering an inside look to the culture and community that make up Reynolds Defense Firm.  This month, we shine the spotlight on Destiny!

Destiny relocated from Arizona in 2014 and “never looked back.” She quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and she credits RDF for helping to make Portland feel like home. She’s grateful that she gets to work with such an amazing group of people, making a difference not just in the lives of our clients, but in the legal field – “RDF sets a new standard for criminal defense!”

 

Why did you decide to do the kind of work you are doing now?

I got into the legal field in high school actually. One of my cousins is a [brilliant] attorney and I started as her filing clerk during the summer months. Learning from her and watching her work  fueled my passion for helping people.

 

What skills would you like to master?

Tap dancing! I’ve always been drawn to it. I picked it up for a little over one year when I moved to Portland and I felt like I got the hang of it quickly. At that time I just couldn’t commit to the practice – but I’m not giving up yet. One day I will be another Eleanor Powell!

 

 

 

 

Tell us about the last adventure that you went on?

It’s been too long. I went skydiving three years ago. I’ve done some traveling – just small trips – but no true “adventure.” I’m due for one!

 

 

 

 

 

Could you give a 40-minute presentation on a topic with absolutely no preparation?

Yes, skin care! I’m such a huge proponent for skin care. I have my own line (DOLA Skin Care) and can spend 12 hours straight researching ingredients and making recipes.

 

 

What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?

This didn’t happen to me, personally, but I witnessed an act of kindness that made my heart so happy I cried! I was waiting to turn left at an intersection, and the walk sign didn’t make a noise like a lot of them do when its okay to walk. I saw a blind man standing on the curb, confused and not sure if he could cross the street or not. People were just walking past him, not paying attention – I almost got out of my car to help. Then a man realized what was happening and he turned around, touched the mans shoulder and walked him across the street. And I could tell they were actually talking and smiling with each other. I just started balling.

 

 

 

What’s the silliest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?

I sang karaoke for my first time last year! I’ve always been terrified. I chose an old, fast Garth Brooks song – so it could have been really bad. But I crushed it! I would have made Garth proud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for another RDF Employee Spotlight next month!  If you want to learn more about our RDF Team and culture visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

 

 

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