There is a new face greeting Okefenoke REMC consumer-members who visit the cooperative’s Nahunta office. Carli Johns has joined OREMC’s customer service team and is assisting members who walk-in or come through the drive-up window.

 “I’ve always been interested in OREMC, as I heard it was a good place to work,” notes Johns. “I like meeting new people and building relationships. Plus, my husband is a lineman with a contractor, so it is an industry I was familiar with.”

 While customer service has always been the focal point of John’s career, the type has varied. Initially Johns started in the banking industry, first as a teller and customer service representative at Southeastern Bank, then a teller at Heritage Bank. She moved into health care in 2014 after graduating from the radiologic technologist program at Coastal Pines Technical College in Waycross. Then Okefenokee Technical College, Johns was the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL.

 After Coastal Pines, Johns worked at Southern Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Brunswick, then with Dr. Alligood in Nahunta before joining OREMC. She lives in Brantley County with her husband and two children.