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Getting to know Environmental Services Director Dean Gemaehlich

Born and raised in Dodge City, Dean Gemaehlich joined the Manor of the Plains staff in December 2019 as the new environmental services director. Prior to taking the position, Dean held management roles in both the energy and construction industries and is currently working toward an agricultural business degree at Dodge City Community College.  

To get to know more about Dean, and his responsibilities at Manor of the Plains, we recently got a chance to have him answer a few questions between projects.

First of all, why were you interested in coming to work at Manor of the Plains?

It was a great fit based on my previous experience and background, plus I knew that Manor of the Plains was an outstanding environment.

What are your responsibilities as environmental services director?

I wear many different hats. I deal with information technology, accounting, maintenance, laundry services and some employee-related issues.

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy doing something different every day. I never know what is around the corner and that keeps it interesting.

Tell us about your family.

I have an awesome wife (Kathy) of 32 years. We were high school sweethearts. Together, we have three grown children: Ashley, Tanner and Justin, who are all successful in their own lives. We also have two grandchildren—who are the light of our lives—and we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of our third grandchild in September. My black Lab, Deuce, and her Teacup Yorkie, Bam Bam, are very special to us as well.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

My wife and I enjoying riding our Fat Boy Harley Davidson and our Polaris Razor which we call “wind therapy.” I also like hunting, fishing and any kind of outdoor sport.

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