Five Questions With...Tucker Grace - Work/Life Consultant

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  • By Mr. Rodney B. Furr
  • 439th Airlift Wing

Tucker Grace is the new Work/Life Consultant with the Westover Military & Family Readiness Center.

Q: Name and where you live/are from

A: My name is Tucker Grace - I use they/them pronouns.  I am originally from Corning, NY and now live in Holyoke.

Q: Describe your job at Westover

A: I am the newest member of the Military and Family Readiness Center, and my title is Work/Life Consultant. My role is to support members and their families balance their service needs with the needs of their families. I help people find local resources for childcare, housing, jobs, and so much more. I also happily get to organize classes and events that bring our Westover community together (check out our calendar for more info!)

Q: How did you get started in this career field, when did you arrive at Westover, how long have you worked for the Air Force

A: I have worked in the human and social services field for about 15 years, supporting a wide range of programs from substance use prevention and care to housing and Section 8 vouchers. I am brand new to federal service and to Westover as I started on April 8th, although I’m not new to the role of Air Force, as I’ve been in the role of spouse for six years

Q: What are your professional goals for your program here at Westover

A: I want to continue to expand on the great work that Mrs. Kuhlman and others at the M&FRC have started. There are a lot of resources for military members and their families that folks don’t even know are out there, so I would like to share more about that. I would love to see affinity groups for people with shared identities and experiences to build community together. I want to see even more spouse and family engagement and I can’t wait to work with the Key Liaisons more closely (Come to UTA our game nights!)

Q: Fun fact

A: I once was a model for stock photos and have seen my likeness on the set of a tv show, on a billboard, and in advertisements. It’s always a surprise…