Role at Dova: I wear many hats at Dova, from managing the office to event planning to contract management. It’s simply not just about one job here, it’s about being part of a team and working together to build a great company.
Brightest professional “light bulb” moment: I would have to say my “light bulb” moment came early in 2017 when I decided it was time to leave a job I had been at for eleven years. So when I got the call about an opportunity at Dova, I couldn’t pass it up. While it’s only been a short time, I can tell this was the right decision for myself and my family.
Greatest accomplishment outside of work: My greatest accomplishment is my daughter. She’s a smart, caring, and beautiful girl. She’s growing up way too fast so I’m trying to enjoy every moment with her.
Favorite quote: “Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”
– Dr. Seuss
Defining piece of art, media or pop culture: “Sweet Home Chicago” by the Blues Brothers. I am from the suburbs of Chicago and no matter where I live, it will always be the place I can call home. A couple of my favorite shows are “Law and Order” and “Criminal Minds.” These shows portray a constant underlying message of the importance of critical thinking and teamwork for problem solving.
What you do when you’re not here: Spending time with my husband, daughter, family and friends. I’m soon to become a “dance mom” as my daughter begins to take on more classes and company at her dance studio. I also enjoy working out, and when time allows, reading suspense novels.
Education: I received my BS in Business Administration in 1999 from Illinois State University, though my greatest education came from the various part-time jobs I had throughout high school and college. Most of these jobs had a strong customer service element to them which is where I learned the ever-important phrase, “Treat everyone how you would want to be treated.”