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Presley Morrisey in her Navy uniform with a boat in the background.
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Presley Morrissey is a Manager - Facilities Maintenance for Sound Transit.

Inside Sound Transit: Serving our country and region

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November is National Veterans and Military Families Month.

On Veterans Day and every day, we thank all who have served our country - but we want to especially thank those now serving our region as employees of Sound Transit.

About Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Facilities Maintenance Manager Presley Morrissey said, "this day is one way we can celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their love of country, patriotism and sacrifice for a common good."

Morrissey has worked at Sound Transit since August 2020, after starting her career as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.

She's also our latest "Inside Sound Transit" guest – where we introduce you to the people working to make it easier to get to where you live, work and play! 

"Veterans Day is a time to honor all that have served our nation both past and present, those still with us and those who are no longer with us," she said. "It is not a light decision to serve; service members sacrifice many things to fight for our freedoms."

On Nov. 1, our veterans employee group held a flag raising ceremony in front of Union Station to honor all veterans, as well as Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action who served our country. 

Here are a few of Sound Transit's proud and brave veterans:

A collage of photos of people in military uniforms.
Photos provided by Ken Cummins, Presley Morrissey, Marshall Maurer, Larry Weir, Patrick Johnson, Randy Kroum and Steve Fraidenburg.

Now, on to the questions!

Q: What do you tell your friends you do for work?

A: I tell them that it’s my teams job to keep our facilities safe and comfortable for our employees and passengers.

Q: What’s your passion outside of your job?

A: I love to be outdoors with my wife, Kelsey. So long as the weather allows, we can be found out exploring the beautiful trails and waters of the Pacific Northwest. A few of my favorite hikes this year were: Pinnacle Peak Trail (go for sunset and Mt. Rainer will bear gifts! Believe me, it’s worth the effort) and Park Butte Lookout trail (a wonderful trail to see Mt. Baker in all her glory). 

Q: What attracted you to work at Sound Transit?

A: The mission and values. I believe in the work that Sound Transit is doing and I am excited to be a part of that. It’s easy to find any company to work for, it’s hard to find companies whose values align with your own. So when this opportunity came to work at Sound Transit, it was an easy decision.

Q: How do you get to work?

A: A short walk to the home office on most days.

Q: What three things would you take with you to a desert island (besides food and water)?

A: Multi-tool, fire starter, shelter.

A woman in a baseball hat and sunglasses smiles with a mountain in the background.
In addition to hiking, one of the outdoor activities Morrissey recently enjoyed was kayaking Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.

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