Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Devon Durrer

Devon Durrer, 2016 graduate of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.

Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our area.

In the Leadership Los Alamos program, participants learn as much about themselves as they do about leadership, teamwork and the community. To learn more, visit About Leadership Los Alamos and Applying to the Program.

Devon Durrer, 2016 graduate of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko

The Q&A profile series continues with Devon Durrer who works at Los Alamos National Laboratory:

LLA: How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos? 

Durrer: Almost 3 years.

LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos? 

Durrer: Talking to alumni (Amy Vigil and Monie Blum), they encouraged me to take this next step in my leadership journey.

LLA: What was your biggest “take-away” from the class?

Durrer: Servant leadership. Changing my focus from selfish to selfless. I have always felt I had a servant’s heart and been very involved with my church. I did not apply this practice to other aspects of my life. I think that I will be able to better serve those I lead because I have a changed focus on leadership style and purpose.

LLA: What are you doing with what your learned?

Durrer: Applying it to my everyday life.