Q. How long have you been a working for ten24?
Three years in September. Dave promised me a gold watch on my 10-year anniversary so I hope to make it!
Q. What exactly is it that you do here?
I’m a project coordinator. My role is to provide support to the project manager with customer care as well as helping with content management. This past year my role transitioned a bit to include coordinating events and serve as a human resource liaison.
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I like that every project is different. Even though it’s mostly working with content, I get to learn more about a new types of industries. Let’s just say after this past year, I’m an expert on bowling balls.
Q. Biggest/hardest project you have ever worked on?
The first project I worked on I had to create some codes to populate insurance verbiage, which was really challenging at first. I suspect it mostly had to do with the fact that I was new, and with every new job, there was a learning curve.
Q. You’ve been doing these interviews of Slatwall team, so what is the most surprising thing you learned while interviewing people?
Can’t pinpoint one thing in particular, but I truly enjoyed getting to know everyone better. There were some things that stood out for example, I learned that Kevin Jason developed a scouting software package that was way ahead of it’s time; that Sumit Verma admit he had never cooked a day in his life until he made a meal for his son’s 10th birthday; and that Miguel Targa created a chat platform when he was 12-years old! Also, Dave said that one of his biggest regrets was not starting this business sooner, which hit me on a personal note. Big lesson: do what makes you happy and pursue your dreams… don’t wait.
Q. You also took the photos for these interviews, is there one you like most or are most proud of?
Christopher Kundrat's was really interesting because it was a slow shutter and a more technical shot. Plus I got to collaborate with ReyJay Solares, who's pretty talented with graphic design.
Q. How long have you been doing photography?
Most of my life, but in the past three years I’ve established a legit freelance business.
Q. Where did you learn photography?
Mostly self taught. I'm constantly learning from the top photographers in different industries (wedding, portrait, film) through online courses and mentorships.
Q. How do you spend your free time?
I love to travel, so my family and I tend to schedule our free time to visit someplace new. We are also big fan of movies, my husband and I do dinner and a movie quite a bit.
Q. What was your background before this?
I worked in a law firm for 10 years. I started out as a legal secretary and worked my way up to being the firm and human resource manager.
Q. Was it a Law firm here in Worcester?
In Puerto Rico. I was born and raised there.
Q. As a film buff... favorite movie?
That’s hard, but one of my all-time favorites is The Shawshank Redemption.
Q. Favorite Actor?
Leonardo Dicaprio hands down. He’s also easy on the eyes.
Q. Ok, well then… favorite Leonardo Dicaprio Movie?
Oh geez… I think more about his acting than the actual movie. For example What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is not a great movie, but his acting was phenomenal! So, I’d have to say The Departed.
Q. Favorite snack from the kitchen?
Q. If you weren’t working here, what job do you think you would have?
Is professional traveler a thing?
Q. Dream vacation?
No question… Australia, I want to see it all! North, South, East and West. I know I would get a lot of great pictures there.
Q. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I wouldn’t say it’s the worse, but I worked at a staffing agency back in 2002 where I had to be there at 5:30 in the morning to open the office. As a single mom that was really hard.
Q. Do you have any special secret talents that we don’t know about?
I can sing. Actually, let's rephrase... I love to sing. I’m also bilingual, which I know is not a talent, but I’m proud to know two languages fluently, which not many people can say they do.
Q. Delivery or Digiorno?
Neither. I make my own from scratch.
Q. Coke or Pepsi?
Neither. Do you know you can clean a car battery with either of them?