The Director of Business Development muses on her perfect workday, the shows you need to binge-watch now and why it’s important to see where the road leads you.
What’s the most cherished item in your office?
Our new Jura coffee maker (don’t try one, you will be addicted). I also love seeing my fellow employees (even though they are not an item). We are all such great friends. It motivates me and excites me to see our team. And, my No. 1 most cherished items are my family photos.
What’s your favorite time to get things done?
5 a.m.-8 a.m.—before the world fully wakes up.
What’s the soundtrack that plays in the background of your office?
The 70's greatest hits and the sound of blueprints printing.
Name the band you cannot take off your playlist.
I like many—Journey, Eagles, Pitbull, Maroon 5
What does a typical workday look like?
Making coffee in the Jura, checking Buildr CRM, following up on leads, making phone calls, getting out qualification packages and attending conferences. I like to set and attend coffees, lunches or happy hours with clients and potential clients. I also enjoy visiting our jobsites. My favorite: spreading the word about Scheiner Commercial Group.
What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on a job site?
Wearing heels and attending site walks is not a good combination. I slipped across a restaurant kitchen floor in my heels and landed on my bottom in front of the owners and all of our subcontractors. A good laugh was had by all.
What are you binge watching right now?
TV is the fastest way to put me to sleep. I cannot say I have ever binged watched anything (although, I do want to try). I am currently watching “Abbott Elementary.” The episodes are only 20 minutes long, so I can typically get through them.
What's the coolest thing you have done since the pandemic hit?
What has this experience taught you?
Family and friends can help you get through life’s twists and turns. It has also taught—well, strongly reminded me—that life is meant to be lived fully. Seize the day.
If you could have a do-over on the pandemic, what would you do differently?
I would have purchased truckloads of toilet paper and paper towels so that my family and friends would never have to worry about “living on a square.”
Favorite comfort food.
Cheese and crackers and a glass of 1000 Stories Zinfandel
Best advice you ever received?
I have been given lots of great advice over my years. Here are a few: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” “Believe in yourself.” “Live. Love. Laugh.” “You have two ears and one mouth. Use them accordingly.”
Biggest influence in your life?
My Dad. He passed away when I was 23. He left me with advice to live by: Be happy. Be kind to yourself. Be thankful for what you have, and most of all, do what you love.
What advice would you give your younger self?
You never know where your life leads you. Enjoy every journey-even if your storybook does not come out, as planned. It may even make an unexpected turn—for the better.