The never-ending quest to solve problems at work and having fun. Since an early age, I have been drawn to problem-solving tasks, whether it involved fixing a VCR as a child or playing games. I have always sought out hobbies or tasks that involve reasoning, logic or problem-solving skills.
What path did you follow to get here?
After graduating college, I was offered three jobs. The first job was a position as a buyer at Robinsons May that was well-paying but far from home. The second job was an entry-level finance position at Trans America with tons of potential but lacked appeal. The third job involved working for a start-up company called Comprehensive HealthCare Management. This job paid the least out of the group but offered great potential for growth. It also allowed me to expand my experience beyond the initial role that I was hired for. Needless to say, I took the job and a year later the company was purchased by PAMC. We grew rapidly and changed the name to SynerMed.
The reason I’ve been at SynerMed for so long is because there is never a dull day. My job covers a broad range of activities that keeps me interested and involved in many areas of the company. The ability to work in a variety of areas at the company keeps my job fresh and interesting year after year. In addition, the organization is technologically savvy and puts an emphasis on solving problems. It’s exciting to see the growth SynerMed has had over the years. I still find it remarkable that a company that started out with eight employees has grown to nearly 300.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
My favorite part of my job is the flexibility of my position and the different problems and challenges I get to face. I enjoy having a variety of goals to achieve. One day I may be working on finance issues and the next it may be operational or IT issues.
What does downtime look like for you?
Downtime for me is with family. There is little to no downtime during the week. On the weekends, I am either coaching my kid’s sports teams, working on the house or catching up on chores around the house.