CHARLESTON -- Mark Lawson has been named Employee of the Month at Hilltop Nursing and Rehab in Charleston. Mark Lawson has been the Director of Environmental Services for almost four years. He is in charge of the maintenance and upkeep at Hilltop, supervises housekeeping and laundry staff, and comes to the assistance of all departments, staff and residents whenever needed. He married Carol, his high school sweetheart, and they celebrated 41 years together last November. They have four sons, Josh and his wife Mika, Ben, Zac and his friend Amanda, and Adam and his wife Hannah. Mark and Carol have 6 grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law.
Mark got an associate degree at Lake Land College in Ag Production & Management. When farming didn’t work out, he joined Carol’s father in construction and has done it ever since. Mark owned his own construction business before joining the Hilltop staff. He has used all of his construction and maintenance skills to update and improve the Hilltop facility. He goes above and beyond to make the residents comfortable in their Hilltop home, and for those getting rehab in their short term stays, he stops and visits and makes them all feel welcome. Mark is a people person and doesn’t know a stranger. After living in the community all his life, he’s a great asset to the Hilltop team.