Terra Heigl’s first job after graduating college in 1985 was as a Residential Manager with the Arc of Monroe, supporting people living at the Gorsline residence run by our agency.
After almost four years in that position she transitioned to be Vocational Counselor at the Ridge Center sheltered employment program.
Always desiring to do more, she made the move to our Article 16 Clinic as a Rehabilitation Counselor, and was in that position for close to 20 years. At the clinic she was also a Treatment Coordinator for five years, and in February 2019 received a promotion to Clinic Manager.
“I need new challenges, though I’ve always enjoyed all my positions,” explains Terra.
What keeps her at the Arc
One of the main reasons Terra has been at the Arc for so long is because of the internal support and understanding of family. “I don’t have to choose between family and a job. I really appreciate that.” Another big reason is her wonderful colleagues and people we support.
Why she loves her job
“You get so much from the people you support, maybe more than we’re giving them. You learn so much about people; how everyone’s lives are different. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned,” confides Terra.
On top of that she’s created and maintained relationships that have lasted a long time – people she supports and colleagues both.
Terra Heigl is the Article 16 Clinic Manager. She has been with the Arc of Monroe for 34 years. Outside of work she enjoys seeing live music, hiking, being outside, spending time with her family and craft breweries.