August 14, 2020
Spotlight: Caleb Jensen
If you’ve ever shopped at Arc’s Value Village, you’ve likely seen Caleb Jensen, always smiling and always dressed colorfully. Caleb was recently promoted to Manager of our Bloomington store – congratulations Caleb! We caught up with him and learned more about his interesting life:
Q: What’s your background?
A: “I have worked with the company since August 2017 when I was hired as a Sales Lead for the Richfield store. In the spring of 2018 I was promoted to supervisor and transferred over to the Bloomington location. I took over for the Assistant Manager position in the summer of 2019, and just about a month and a half ago I took over as Manager when Diane retired.”
Q: What do you love about Arc’s Value Village?
A: “I love the people! We have one of the most generous communities I’ve ever lived in, and I am constantly surprised by the acts of kindness that I see in my team and the guests.”
Q: Tell us about one of your favorite finds:
A: “A few years ago I found an interesting looking book in a language I didn’t know. There was something about the cover that I thought was interesting, so I had to do some research. It turned out to be a Polish edition of the “Manifesto of the Communist Party” from the 1848, one of the earliest known translations of the book, and a pretty important historical artifact.”
Q: Who inspires you?
A: “My predecessor, Diane, is my major inspiration. Her knowledge and compassion are endless. I hope to be half the person she is one day.”
Q: How do you enjoy your downtime?
A: “My ideal day involves a long bike ride, finding a new recipe to cook, and watching a giant monster movie with my wonderful wife, and cats.”
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: “Paleontologist was my dream job as a child pretty much up until I actually went off to study it in college. Long story short I ended up getting degrees in Geology and Hydrology instead, and falling in love with my part time thrift job and going in that direction instead.”
Q: What are words to live by?
A: “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” ~Prince
Photo Credit: Old Time Photos, MOA
Thank you Caleb for your positive enthusiasm and all of your hard work!