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December 16, 2021

Meet Jeff Johnson, Facilities & Safety Manager at Clovernook Center. Jeff does a lot of heavy lifting at Clovernook Center as his job encompasses the overall management and maintenance of the facilities, grounds and equipment.

Jeff started at Clovernook Center in May 2016 as a House Maintenance Technician before being promoted to Facilities & Safety Manager in September 2021. He brings more than 20 years of experience working with facility maintenance and an abundance of experience within the safety precaution and regulation field.

In his role, Jeff develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP), as well as the management of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and government reporting requirements. Jeff keeps Clovernook Center prepared and ready for any upgrades that may be necessary in the future. The job Jeff does here at Clovernook Center is by no means 9 to 5, Monday through Friday – he must be on call 24/7 to respond to any emergencies that might occur day or night.

The talents Jeff brings to Clovernook Center are many. Most recently, he shared the Braille Cube he makes with the help of a 3D printer. The Braille Cube works similarly to the Rubik’s Cube in the look and movement. Jeff realized that this cube could be used as a great learning and educational tool for braille. It has a simple design and allows the user to make any braille combination by just turning three pieces. Each Braille Cube, something Jeff produces in his spare time, takes about an hour to print.

“I think the most important thing that I strive for here at Clovernook is to help keep the facilities up and running in the best possible way and find ways to improve the overall conditions and safety of the facilities,” Jeff said about what’s most important in his role at Clovernook Center.

He also said that the best part of his job is working with an amazing group of people he gets to interact with and continue building relationships with day in and day out. He enjoys working at Clovernook Center because he can see the values and mission clearly in the work that is done here daily, as well as the impact the organization makes to the blind and visually impaired community.

When he’s not working at Clovernook Center, he spends his time woodworking – something that started as a hobby but has now evolved into a fun small business. Some things you might see Jeff working on in his shed could be the reclaimed bourbon barrels that he uses to make different custom pieces like tables, chairs and shelves. Jeff’s dream job would be to own his own woodworking shop where he could make custom pieces.

Jeff grew up in the countryside of Southern Indiana will always remain a “Hoosier” at heart. He has been married for five years and is the proud owner of a black lab named Ranger. Jeff is always up for a great steak dinner, likes breakfast anytime and his ideal snack would be a big plate of nachos.

Clovernook Center is honored to have Jeff as a team member and we truly respect his many years of experience and amazing talents he shares with us each day. Thank you, Jeff, for all you do here at Clovernook Center!

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