Congratulations to Luis Santiago for being nominated by his peers and being honored as the Plymouth Harbor“Employee of the Month for March 2014.”

Luis is originally from Panama,Central America, however moved here to Sarasota while still in school. He was not only an athlete, but an accomplished musician as well. While attending the Booker High School Visual & Performing Arts program, he played clarinet and baseball. Luis was one of the best pitchers in the tri-county area, but he still made time to go to concerts and enjoy all kinds of music.  After graduating from Booker High School, he went on to earn an Associates degree from State College of Florida in 2008.

Always working while attending school Luis served  at Pei Wei Sarasota as a Dishwasher and Pantry Cook, at Kobernick House as a Server, and at Sweetbay Supermarket as a Cashier and Customer Service Rep.  His previous employers describe Luis  as personable with customers or residents and a good employee.

Luckily for us, Luis came to Plymouth Harbor as a full time Lead Steward in March 2012 where he was quickly noticed as the person who consistently asks if there is anything he could do to help when he has a few spare minutes.  Within a year he was promoted to Dining Services Houseman in April 2013.

Now everyone knows that Luis always does whatever it takes to help make the kitchen run smoothly. He’s efficient at cleaning up after and organizing everyone’s untidiness or accidents.  He tries to keep a smile on everyone’s face and lightens their spirits.

Always the professional, he listens and follows instructions and criticism effectively while keeping a good, upbeat, and enthusiastic attitude.

And just to emphasize the fact that he is a hard worker, Luis is still in school. This time he’s working toward earning a Radiology certificate at State College of Florida.