What is your position with Sealeze?
I started working for Sealeze fourteen years ago. I started as a temp in the Accounting Department and was hired on full time after 6 weeks as the Marketing and Trade Show Coordinator. I held that position for 8 years then moved to our Weather Seal Department as a Sales Support/Customer Service Representative for the last 6 years.
What is your career/school background?
I went to Washington Business School and received a 4 year degree in Business. While going to High School and then Business School I worked at my grandparent’s restaurant in DC. After I graduated from Washington Business School I kept working at the restaurant and also got a job at George Washington University in the Smith Center.
I did Accounts Payable and Receivable for around 20 years and Payroll and HR for 11 years.
Tell us something you have learned since working at Sealeze.
At Sealeze I have learned to be versatile in my daily responsibilities. I have many day to day obligations to fulfill and also answer the phones to help customers maneuver the website and ensure a pleasant experience ordering with us. I also assist two very busy Sales Associates, that change the course of my day on a minute by minute basis.
Tell us a time you helped a customer solve a problem.
Customers are the reason that Sealeze exists. I help customers every day. No one situation sticks out in my mind, but I enjoy helping customers decide which product will best suit their needs and most of all hearing them smile through the phone when we find a solution.
What you like to do outside of work?
I have a 12 year old son that is going into the 7th grade. I love spending time with him. We enjoy church softball games, shopping and traveling to see family and friends. He is so caring and helpful. I am truly blessed to be his mom.
I have been raising Golden Retrievers for over 20 years. Some of the owners have trained them as service dogs and I have 3 that are currently at MCV Hospital in Richmond, VA and several that are used in retirement homes and adult special needs homes. It is a lot of work and very rewarding.