TCN's April Newsmaker:
Charmin "Renea" Krider Changing Careers Didn't Kill Her Contagious Smile
By FRAN FARRER
When choosing our monthly feature’s, a prime attribute is the impression they leave on others, and Renea (as she prefers) Krider totally fits the bill.
For more than twenty-five years Krider was an enterprising entrepreneur financially comfortable making every client leave her shop not only with the perfect healthy hair style, but always with a smile.
Then came the shocker of her life; after dealing with a conglomeration of health issues, her medical professional told her if she wanted to continue to strive she’d have to stop doing hair. Basically what the doctor said was, “Do you want to see or do you want to continue doing hair?
Heart break sat in; really it was a culture chock, she’d now have to work for someone else. However, that didn’t last for long.
Many of Krider’s earned degrees including that of a cosmetologist, meant she was licensed in drawing blood. She put on her contagious smile and gained a position with the Red Cross in diagnostics, then with Baptist Hospital as a CNA. She finally realized the medical field was another way of making people happy and more comfortable with her contagious smile.
Finally, she was hired by the Veterans Hospital in Salisbury as a Phelebomist (drawing blood), and moved on to join the Cytology Prep Technicians. Again, Krider is able to make people smile and feel better, and fortunately during this pandemic time, she’ll be employed until she decides to retire.
A native of Salisbury, Krider graduated from North Rowan High School, Dudley Barber College in Charlotte, earned her CAN license from Ivey Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She the proud mother of three daughters and has two grand-daughters which she thoroughly enjoys spending time with. She’s a member of the Corner of Power Church, where she serves on the food committee because she loves to cook, and the Praise and Worship Team. In her spare time Krider loves to bake for others, traveling, and is a super sports fan.
If truth be told, Renea’s aunt Annette Adams thinks she inherited that contagious smile from her.
Join us as we honor Renea Krider as our April Newsmaker; and keep smiling.