Career switch has suited Koranda just fineChad Koranda had his heart set on being a geography teacher growing up in St. Paul.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
Chad Koranda had his heart set on being a geography teacher growing up in St. Paul.
However, as he was attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Koranda did an internship with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
“It opened my eyes,” he said. “I found out I enjoyed the interaction with people on a daily basis more than sitting in front of a computer.”
Koranda graduated from UW-RF in 2003 and started out as a part-timer within the Department. He became full-time in 2005 and has risen through the ranks to his latest position, Patrol Sergeant, which he started July 23.
“I was looking for a new challenge,” he said, after spending the last two years on the road. “And I wanted to take the next step in my career.”
And for being with the Sheriff’s Department for nearly 10 years, Koranda has an easy answer for that as well.
“It’s the people I work with,” he said. “It’s easy to get along with everyone as we all help each other…We all have to work together, so you feel like less of a number and more of a person.”
For more please read the Aug. 8 print version of the Herald.