What is something people don’t know about you?
I’m a book worm. I love to read, I try and read every night before bed, I’m not picky when it comes to genres. My favorite novel of all time is Pride and Prejudice. I’ve read it several times.
What hobbies or interests do you have outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family. We’re an active bunch. We like to play basketball, ride bikes, go for runs in the riverbed and go bowling.
We also like to hang out at the house and watch movies, play games and watch sporting events. We’re incredibly competitive, and there’s a lot of friendly betting involved.
What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with are the favorite part of my job. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to work. I feel very blessed that this opportunity came my way.
What motivates or inspires you?
I have three wonderful sons that I live and breathe for. Seeing their smiling faces every day motivates me to be the best person that I can possibly be.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
A perfect day is a day spent out on the lake with nice weather, yummy food, and good company!
What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
I was a “coin lady,” at least that’s what my old co-workers and friends liked to call me. One of our side businesses was buying and selling coins on eBay. We would purchase coins through a minting company, carefully remove them from the packaging, place them in a coin holder, and have them shipped to a grading company. Once the coins were graded and placed in slabs, we would list them for sale on eBay. I worked with a lot of American Silver Eagles and Kennedy Half Dollars. It was definitely an unusual job, but it was fun!
What is your favorite thing about the Lompoc Valley?
I love going up to the cross at the mission and looking down over our town. It’s a beautiful view.
Why did you choose your career?
I have always been good with numbers and problem-solving. I knew I wanted to do something in finance/accounting, I just wasn’t quite sure what. It wasn’t until a payroll position opened up at my old job, that I decided to give it a shot. I had the knowledge, the drive and encouragement from my co-workers to go for it. I’m glad I did; it ended up being a perfect fit.
If you had unlimited funds, what would you do?
Travel, travel and travel some more, is what I would do if I had unlimited funds.