Who is your hero?
· Professional Hero: Capt. Chelsey Sullenberger
· Personal Hero: My grandmother – widowed in her 30s with seven children, who in turn put herself through nursing school while being a single mother and went on to retire from LaGrange Hospital after 30 years
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
The North Carolina coast
What is your biggest fear?
I do harbor a healthy fear of heights!
What is your favorite family vacation?
Staying in a beach cottage or taking my camper out to a state park
What would you change about yourself if you could?
Sometimes I still have to remind myself that things that didn’t go right or as planned in life are not a regret but a lesson
What really makes you angry?
That my house is never magically clean and never stays clean for long!
What fictional character do you most relate to?
What motivates you to work hard?
My father – while he was alive he was always so supportive of the things I did for others and in my career. He’s been gone for 10 years now, but I use him as my motivation to this day
What is your favorite thing about your career?
That there’s always a puzzle to solve and the satisfaction that comes with troubleshooting an issue
What is your biggest strength that makes you successful?
My drive and tenacity; not being afraid to challenge the status quo and ask questions
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Earning my Masters from Villanova while single and working full time
If you could compare your job to a movie, which title seems most appropriate?
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Little Big Town – Pontoon or anything else fun and lighthearted
What made you passionate about payroll?
The ability to put a customer service face to the function and let the employees know that we are there for them
Why should people want to pursue payroll as a professional?
Knowing that this is an industry where they can feel they can make a difference. Also, the ability to move anywhere in the country and take their skills/knowledge with them
What is the most fulfilling part of your membership in FVPA?
Being a part of a group of like-minded individuals who share my passion for my career, and who also understand what goes into what we do on a daily basis