People That You Meet is a series of interviews conducted and posted by the Vanessa Pollock Team/Keller Williams, highlighting residents of the South Orange-Maplewood community and their diverse and interesting lives. This edition spotlights Kelly Benson, a client of JESPY House. JESPY House, in South Orange, has been providing adults with disabilities a well-rounded program of support services for more than 35 years. Find out more about JESPY House here.
What town do you live in? South Orange
Where did you live before that? Freehold, NJ
What brought you to SOMA? To get my own apartment, find employment, meet new friends at JESPY House.
What do you do (for a living or as a serious hobby)? Kennel technician at South Orange Animal Hospital
What’s your favorite feature of your home? My flat screen t.v.
Where do you love to go on a date night? Going to the movies.
What’s music/album are you really into these days? 30 Seconds to Mars
If you could have a super-power, what would it be? To read minds! oh yeah!
What’s the best book you’ve read in the last 5 years? The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
What’s something that amazes you? All of life and animals.
Describe your family: Dysfunctional but loving, like all families
Describe your ideal day: Being appreciated for a job well done
Favorite local place to eat? Town Hall Deli
Who/What did you aspire to be when you were little? A Dolphin trainer
What is your favorite store? Old Navy
Mountains or Beach? Beach
Favorite movie? Star Wars Trilogy
What inspires you? Peace among friends and neighbors
How would you describe your “style”? Just being myself
Coffee or tea? Coffee