Meet Caitlin Shadley-Long, Human Resources Assistant at Mahaska

Caitlin Shadley-Long is Mahaska’s Human Resources Assistant. Before coming to Mahaska she worked as Veterinary Assistant at Keokuk County Veterinary Clinic which inspired her love for animals and allowed her to express her caring nature. Working in Human Resources, Caitlin still gets to express her caring nature by always looking out for the well-being of all the Mahaska employees. Outside of the office, you can find her on her family farm, crocheting or spending time with loved ones. 

What is a typical day at Mahaska look like for you?

It varies from day to day.  I can be doing anything from ordering uniforms for the Iowa location, to tracking performance evaluations and benefits for all three locations.

Favorite beverage that Mahaska distributes?

Any of the Starbucks products.

Favorite snack that Mahaska distributes?

Chobani Greek Yogurt.

What do you do outside of Mahaska for fun?

I enjoy helping out on the family farm, gardening, and crocheting!

What’s something no one would guess about you?

(Even though everyone at the Iowa location already knows…) While working at KCVC, I rescued and fostered a baby squirrel (Steve).  I raised him for 5 months and released him into the wild. It was such a wonderful experience!                                                  

How would you think your friends describe you in one sentence?

Caring, compassionate, and can be counted on for a good laugh.

What are you most passionate about?

My four-legged family and my amazing group of friends!

What have you seen Mahaska do that benefits the local community?

Provides product for school events throughout the Mahaska community and surrounding areas.

How would you describe “Midwest Values?”

Always lending a helping hand.  Honest and hardworking.