Employee Sabbatical Questionnaire Jen Hunt

Name: Jen Hunt

Title: SVP, Internal Audit Manager

How many years have you been with the company? 19 

Was this your first sabbatical with QCBT/QCRH? No, it was my 2nd sabbatical.

What did you do while on sabbatical? I have a passion for photography. My sabbatical was geared around traveling, hiking, exploring and photographing my adventures. I spent 11 days in Utah & Northern Arizona and 10 days in Arizona. My adventures included:

8 National Parks (Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Everglades, Biscayne, Dry Tortugas)
3 State Parks (Snow Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Goblin Valley)
1 National Forest (Dixie)
1 National Perserve (Big Cypress)
Lower Antelope Canyon, Canyon X, & Horseshoe Bend (Page, AZ)
2 Bureau of Land Management areas (South Coyote Butte and White Pocket)
10,000 photographs
8 commercial airline flights
1 seaplane
2 rental cars
1 airboat
2 boats
3 AirBNBs
5 Hotels
1 National Park Cabin
Altitude changes - 10,000 feet to sea level
Learned a new skill - photographing the Milky Way
Numerous wildlife sightings
Spending time with friends in Florida

What was your favorite part about the sabbatical experience? My sabbatical was nothing short of amazing and I enjoyed it every minute immensely. My favorite part of sabbatical was having the time to travel and explore. One of my favorite adventures was flying by seaplane to Dry Tortugas National Park and snorkeling around the park. Another favorite experience was hiking in the dark up to Overlook Canyon (Zion National Park) to watch the sunrise. So beautiful!

Do you think the sabbatical experience is an appealing benefit for QCBT/QCRH staff and potential employees? Absolutely!! Having the paid time off to go travel & explore allowed me to rejuvenate!

What advice would you have for someone getting ready to take a sabbatical? Take time to plan for your sabbatical so you spend the time doing something that brings you joy & helps you rejuvenate.

Do you have anything else you’d like to add regarding your sabbatical experience? I'm appreciative for the opportunity.

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