What do you like most about Linemark?
Linemark is a great company with good-hearted people who strive to do the very best for our clients. I love the stability Linemark provides me; I have been with Linemark for 15 years now, and every day here is more interesting the last. More importantly, I am always learning with the new technologies Linemark invests in.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Linemark, whose job would you want?
I would want to have Steve or Dave’s job, because nothing beats being the owner.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I enjoy hanging out with my dog Bandito, Ken, and the Ashbury Book Club (no literacy required) drinking my favorite Virginia Viognier.
What TV show(s) are you ashamed to admit you love?
I love trash TV; I am not ashamed to admit it! I watch all of it–Married at First Sight, any of the Housewives (Orange County is my favorite) and anything on Bravo or HGTV.
What is your favorite sports team?
My alma mater, the Virginia Tech Hokies! I have season football tickets, and it is rare that I miss a home game!
Who is your hero? Why?
It’s a tie between Pope John Paul II and Hal Kowenski.
What is something you would like to learn to do?
I would love to learn how to grow my own vegetables. This year, I bought everything to start a garden, but completely missed the planting season. I now have 8 bags of dirt to return to Home Depot. (Does dirt “go bad”?)
What is something about you that would surprise people?
People may be surprised to find out that I can sew, and sew well. I sewed clothes for myself in middle school, high school, and college when I needed or wanted particular items (dresses!) I own a dressmaker’s dummy, too. I even sewed 4 sets of 10-ft. drapes for my condo that were sold with the condo—the new owners wrote it into the contract!
What would you say was the greatest invention of your lifetime?
The greatest invention in my lifetime, at the time I needed it, was ATMs. When I was getting ready to head off to VT, my parents and I went to the bank in Leesburg, VA to ask how my parents were going to get me money in Blacksburg, VA. The teller told us they had just opened an ATM in Blacksburg. At the time, my parents and I had no idea what an ATM was; the teller explained that my parents could deposit money in Leesburg, and I could get it out in Blacksburg—ANYTIME, 24/7. I remember thinking it was the coolest thing ever! Back in the day, I could get $5 out, which was great because sometimes all I had was $5 in the account. $5 was also all that was needed for a night out in Blacksburg in 1985!
What is your dream vacation?
I can go just about anywhere and do just about anything as long as the monetary funds are unlimited! With that being said, I would go somewhere with a nice hotel, amazing food and wine, with lots of history and sightseeing. Somewhere along the Adriatic Coast in Europe would be ideal.