A graduate of Lesley’s Threshold Program, Brian Gomes works at famed Fenway Park.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Brian Gomes, a graduate of Lesley University’s Threshold Program, has won a 2013 “Employee of the Season” award from the Red Sox.
Brian has worked for three seasons as a Yawkey Way Host, greeting fans, bringing people to their tickets at will-call, and directing people at the famed ballpark. Jae Holland, the Coordinator of Fan Services, says Brian is a model employee for newer Yawkey Way hosts.
“Day in and day out, Brian reports to his shift with a smile on his face ready to embrace the legions of fans who enter into our ballpark ready to embrace the Fenway experience,” said Holland. “Brian always reports to his shifts early and is willing to assist in any way possible. His consistency in being reliable is a great trait that has our newer Yawkey Way Hosts following in his footsteps. He is a model employee and more importantly a great person.”
Brian, 23, said he is honored by the recognition and loves his job working for the Red Sox, although he was a little nervous to accept the award, which was given during a ceremony on the field at the packed ballpark at a recent game.
“I was a little nervous but really excited,” he recalled.
His aunt and uncle, Sharon and Bob Kiss, went to the game to see Brian accept his award.
Even though he is from New Jersey and grew up a Mets fan, he now follows the Red Sox loyally and is excited they’re in the playoffs.
“It’s a really fun and exciting job,” said Brian. “I get to be outside, and I like that.”
Brian graduated in 2011 from the Threshold Program, which is a campus-based, two-year program at Lesley for highly motivated young adults with learning challenges and other special needs.
“Brian was a very motivated student with a strong work ethic,” said Threshold Director Jim Wilbur. “We are so proud of him and happy he has made Somerville his home. He continues to be an important part of the Lesley community.”
“I really liked Threshold a lot,” said Brian. “It really helped me with the college experience. I met new friends and it’s in a great area.”
He lives in Somerville now, and in addition to his job for the Red Sox, he also works at Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Porter Square, Cambridge.
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