Traveler of the Month: Christopher Schuman
Traveler of the Month: Spotlight
What is your favorite part about working with Ventura Medstaff?
Ventura makes the entire traveling process as simple as possible. Onboarding was quick, communication was immediate (via email or text message). I cannot thank my recruiter, Mike, enough. Before I even submitted for a contract, Mike called me late on a Sunday night to discuss details regarding pay, benefits, etc… because I was working over the weekend and well into the following week. He called and texted when he said he would, and he answered all of my questions and concerns, but I never felt badgered either.
Which state has been your favorite place to travel and why?
I enjoyed Colorado because of its diversity of outdoor activities, seasons, and natural beauty.
What states have you traveled to? What’s in your future bucket list and why?
California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Wisconsin. I want to see the Pacific NW and Alaska in the summer to visit the national parks there.
If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself about traveling?
If this is your first assignment – what advice would you give to others looking to travel? This is my first contract. It can be challenging being “new” again, uncomfortable and unaware of the surroundings, the people, places, etc… Let people know you are traveling, new, and many are very welcoming! Humility goes a long way, and look for new learning opportunities.
What do you do like to do in your free time?
Hiking, fishing, visiting zoos/museums, skiing, leisurely reading. I want to learn photography.
For the foodies out there, what’s been your favorite dining experience while traveling?
I visited one of my good friends, Kelly, in New Orleans. We dined at an upscale restaurant called Mr. B’s (in the quarter) and sat at ‘Ronald Reagan’s table. I asked the waiter about the nameplate, and he told us that the former President had dined at that very table. In fact, our waiter, Michael, served him on two occasions during his 37-year career at Mr. B’s, and he described his interactions with him. I highly recommend the pecan pie.
Scenery, Food, and YOU work best!