My role allows me to be involved in many different areas within our organization, including managing employee benefits, staff onboarding and off-boarding, company policy, professional development, and hiring. HR is a broad subject with a variety of avenues to help a company-I find a lot of personal value in that.
What is the most unique thing about working here?
The total transparency. It is refreshing and builds trust, and is clearly a core value of the organization.
What does success mean to you?
Maximizing talent and opportunity. No one can control how much natural ability they have, or how many opportunities they get. But we can all do our best with what we have through our work ethic, appetite for learning, etc. To me, that is true success for anyone.
If you didn’t live here, where would you live instead?
Either Lancaster, PA (where I am from) or Stark County in Ohio (where many good friends live). I really love Marietta and don’t see myself leaving-but the future is hard to predict.
Who is one person dead or alive you want to grab coffee with? Why?
My grandfather, who passed away several years ago. But we wouldn’t grab coffee-we’d drink Jim Beam and Coke, his favorite. He was an incredible, engaging, and funny man, and I miss our conversations. As far as a “famous person” is concerned, definitely George Washington. I’d love to ask him about his leadership in the founding years of our country.
What is the weirdest/hardest job you’ve ever had?
It wasn’t at all difficult, but when I was in middle school, I got paid $20/day to open doors for youth league basketball games. For some reason, the local elementary school mandated that the door to the gym remain locked, so someone had to wait there and open the door when people showed up-that was me.
What’s one thing we should know about you?
I am an extreme extrovert, and genuinely enjoy interacting with people in a variety of settings.