Doorperson of the month, Jesus Rosario, The Chandler Condominiums, 450 E. Waterside Dr.

By Jesse Wright

Jesus Rosario, doorperson at the Chandler Condominiums, is newer to the building than some of the other door staff.

“I’ve been at this building for a year and a half,” he said.

But, Rosario said he loves the building and the neighborhood. Before the Chandler, he was a bike delivery guy for Jimmy John’s on Mag Mile. Delivering a sandwich is how he got his first look inside the Chandler.

“I figured being on this side of things would be more for me,” Rosario said. “It beats being on a bike for hours. Honestly it’s been a great year and a half so far. I feel comfortable.”

Rosario, 22, lives with his mother and two younger siblings. An older brother, a Marine, is stationed in Washington, D.C.

“He’s done events where he’s in the same building as the president, which is amazing,” Rosario said.

Rosario’s duties may not involve the president, but he said he enjoys the job.

“I’ve been working since I was 16,” he said. “First, I was a dish washer, then a delivery guy and now a doorperson. I figured I’d move up.”

Rosario said he’s enjoyed getting to know the Chandler’s 34 floors. The residents, he added, inspire him.

“It makes a good impression on me,” he said. “It’s inspired me to do something with myself and maybe live in a place like this one day.”

Rosario handles the usual stuff—packages, guests, resident needs—with a smile.

“A lot of what I end up doing is making sure everyone who walks through the door feels welcome,” he said. “I not only represent myself, but I represent the building and its residents.”

When he’s not at work, Rosario said he enjoys playing basketball, watching films or driving.

“I love driving,” he said. “I recently got a newer car and I look for any excuse to drive that.”

To nominate your favorite doorperson, email with the door person’s name and why you think they should be the doorperson of the month. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to Mariano’s.

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