Started: April 2, 2013
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
Coffee – it’s simply a must in my life.
What do you do at our company?
I am the face of Filament Essential Services for new business development in the states of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. I also work with our existing clients to ensure they are getting the biggest benefits possible from our SOCS websites, data security and branding/marketing services.
What has been your favorite project that you’ve worked on so far?
I thoroughly enjoy working with our programmers to build a website template that continues to meet the ever-growing needs of our client markets.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I really am an introvert. Yes, that seems strange for a person who works in sales, but I seem to make it work.
What do you like most about your job?
The face-to-face client meetings and attending conferences where I get to meet so many people who can benefit from the services that we offer.
Describe a typical day on the job for you.
Board an airplane, pick up my rental car, meet with clients or potential clients, find a place to eat, drive to my hotel, watch TV to decompress, then put in my ear plugs so I can fall asleep.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“I am surrounded with the favor of God because of Jesus’ finished work.” A sales job brings many “no” responses so I know that I can’t do this on my own.
What is one thing on your Bucket List?
I want to travel to Ireland. Both my husband, Tom, and I are Irish. It has been a dream of mine to visit Ireland to see how our great grandparents lived. Tom’s maternal great grands still have a cottage home in Kerry. Why haven’t we visited yet? I need to learn to drive on the left hand side of the road!
What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to be a flight attendant…ha ha! So, I’m sort of living out that childhood dream every Monday through Friday without serving the beverages and peanuts!
What is one random fact about you?
I love horses, although I have never personally owned one. Living in the country when I was growing up, neighboring horse pens or fields butted up to our property. To visit my friends, I would whistle for their horses along the fence line and then ride them bareback up to their houses. We were not in a financial position to own a horse back then, so this was a great way to grow my love of horses. Years later, Tom and I bought our first home in a subdivision that also housed Berkwyck Saddle Club. In my spare time, I was the horse exerciser. Due to my travel schedule it just wasn’t a good time to own a horse of my own. This was a great substitute to ownership, being able to love on those beautiful horses.
Who is on your personal Mount Rushmore of musical acts?
I feel so fortunate to have met my Mount Rushmore, Mr. Glen Campbell at the Broadmoor in Colorado several years ago.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
I absolutely adore my 12 great nieces and nephews. I also enjoy water skiing ‒ teaching barefoot skiing, hiking, cutting the grass, reading, antiquing and finding that item that one of my family members just can’t live without that is nowhere to be found.
Other than Nebraska, have you lived elsewhere? If so, where, and what brought you to Nebraska.
I am a remote employee who has always lived in the Michigan Mitten! I travel to Nebraska for training and other staff meetings where I get to spend time with my Filament co-workers.