Meet TDS’ Clifford Palmer, Associate Manager of Field Services.
Cliff is a retired US Air Force veteran where he worked in communications. He has worked for TDS for four years. Today, Cliff lives in Santa Clara, Utah.
Volunteer Service: In September, Cliff and his family participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Cedar City. “Several people who are near and dear to me have suffered from Alzheimer’s,” said Cliff. My wife is a caregiver to her father who has Alzheimer’s. This disease is very tough on family, especially the caregivers, he said. “What I enjoy about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the opportunity to meet others going through similar issues we are dealing with as a family. It really brings together a sense of understanding and empathy.”
Through TDS’ Be Good Citizens program, Cliff has volunteered with the Utah Food Bank and has done renovation work at the Washington County Children’s Justice Center.
In November, Cliff fielded some of the technical questions at Dutchman’s Market about TDS’ new fiber network in Santa Clara, Utah.
Meet TDS’ Nathan Johnson, Manager of Field Services.
Hometown: Nathan has lived in the Southern Utah nearly his entire life. He now lives in Cedar City.
Volunteer service: Nathan volunteers his time coaching a 10-year-old boys soccer team with the Utah Surf Soccer Club, one of the largest competitive soccer programs in Utah. His 10-year-old son is on the team. The team practices three times a week, with Saturday games.
Nathan enjoys coaching soccer because it “teaches camaraderie, perseverance, and endurance.” Along with the physicality of soccer, it also provides a great deal of hand/eye coordination. “I enjoy how soccer is oriented towards team play versus individual play.”
Along with tournaments throughout the area, Nathan said the team always competes in the Utah Summer Games. “Last year, we won Gold at the Summer Games. While this past summer, the team didn’t repeat winning the Gold, we competed very well there.”
As part of TDS’ Be Good Citizens, Nathan has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Southern Utah and has done renovation work at the Washington County Children’s Justice Center.