Getting to know: Chad McKee
Q:What is your job description?
“I check people in, make sure people are following the rules, get people wristbands . . . clean machines. Yeah, that’s the basic job description at this point.”
Q: What do you like most about working at OCCC?
A: “I like that it’s laid back. It’s not overbearing. If you need off for classwork, or whatever you need off for, they’re pretty open for you getting off work. But they also care about the people.”
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: “I love to play basketball. I like to watch my baseball team play, the Chicago Cubs, hang with friends, typical stuff like that.”
Q: Are you currently involved in any sports or have you ever been?
A: “I’m in a men’s league actually, a men’s basketball league … . I typically do that pretty much year-round. At least somewhere, I play basketball. If you go back to high school, I played baseball and basketball.”
Q: What are your favorite teams?
A: “My favorite sport is basketball. I have a couple favorite teams. I have the Chicago Cubs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Other than that, I just kind of watch [everything else] every so often. I’m an occasional watcher.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about sports/fitness?
A: “Teams. [It] builds relationships. … The feeling of helping somebody else achieve their goals is really important.”
Q: Do you believe that people should keep up a healthy lifestyle?
A: Oh, yeah. If you’re unhealthy, it’s going to cause a lot of problems down the road. If you start at an early age . . . if you come to college in your 20s and start on a healthy path of eating and working out consistently, or just doing something to stay active, you’re going to be a lot healthier in the long run. It’s important.”