J. Claira Flores
Founder, CEO, PCA, and more
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Claira, and their partner, Zac.
J. Claira Flores has a long history of public and individual service positions. They started their service as a student senator at UMWestern and have been a volunteer for non-profits for approximately half a decade, including but not limited to a year at the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center.
They began their work in self care three years ago at the Springs Assisted Living Center. While technically being kitchen staff, Claira was mainly a self-directed employee within the memory care unit. Their previous manager, Michael Richter, expressed that, “Claira exhibits great skill in providing supports to those facing aging related illnesses: compassion, consistency, and going the extra mile to ensure needs are met.” This position aided Claira to become equipped for personal care work.
After resigning from her position at The Springs, she went on to accept a position at Opportunity Resources as a professional care assistant for individuals with disabilities. Beth Taylor Wilson, a supervisor at Opportunity Resources says that, “Claira is a kind compassionate caregiver, with a cheerful and helpful demeanor. She genuinely cares about all her client's well-being.” They have been working with multiple clients for over 2.5 years and continue to work as a part time care attendant while developing Holistic Contentment.
Approximately 1 year ago, Claira began volunteering as a caregiver for Sara Sunshine. After several months, she decided that she wanted to found an inclusive caregiving business with goals for individual and community support. Claira recognizes their personal strengths and areas with opportunities for growth, and therefore has not been afraid to ask for help. Part of this asking includes working on building bridges with others who have further experience in ethical and sustainable business development and administration. Claira looks forward to continuing to manage Holistic Contentment and help the business to grow into a source of enrichment for individuals and community.
Shanti is our wonderful mascot.
Shanti embodies many of the things we aim to be and helps us to stay mindful that with patience, thoughtfulness and care we can all be empowered and thrive.