A Picture Says a Thousand Words

Motorsports Authentics – 2005 to 2008

I worked in various capacities with MA during my time with the company. I was fortunate enough to be able to be able to work some amazing people and meet some of the NASCAR drivers that we had licensing deals with. This picture was taken in 2007, and it was me working the door of the first (and only) RCCA Convention.

RCCA (Racing Collectables Club of America) held a special convention exclusive to members. On this day, I assisted with ensuring that members had an excellent experience. I also was able to meet with former NASCAR President Mike Helton, Joey Logano, Bobby Allison, and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Sears – 2008 to 2016

In my opinion, Sears was the most influential employer I have ever had when it came to my career.  In 2012, shortly I was promoted to Team Manager, I had the opportunity to go to Winter Park, FL for training.  The training was titled “Leading as a Trusted Advisor.”  Not only did I get to meet other new Team Managers from across the country, I also was able to develop my skills and grow in my leadership style.  The friendships I was able to make with this group of people have been maintained throughout the years.  I was the only person in the group that had an evenly distributed DISC score.

Sears – 2008 to 2016

One of the accomplishments I am most proud of was being able to return to Winter Park, FL in 2013 to help launch the Spanish language version of my department (Protection Agreement Benefits Administration).  This group of amazing people being flanked by Kris Guy (Training Manager; far right) and myself spent six weeks learning all of the ins and outs of how to handle highly escalated customers who are seeking to use the benefits of the protection agreements that were purchased on their appliances at their local Sears stores as well as after market.

I continue to retain friendships with so many great people that are in this picture, and seeing them grow beyond their role is amazing to me.

Sears – 2008 to 2016

Tomekia Quinn was very instrumental in my development at Sears.  She was my Team Manager when I began with the company in 2008.  Under her guidance, I was able to learn how to be better with handling difficult callers, but also learning more about the business.  In 2012, I was promoted to Team Manager and became her peer.  She continued to provide knowledge and wisdom to me and continued to push me to be better than what I was the day before.

This picture was taken on my last day with Sears in 2016.  She was very influential to me, and continues to be to this day as we continue to have a strong friendship.

Sears – 2008 to 2016

My team wanted to show me how much I was appreciated that they took the time vandalize my car.  This was from my final day with Sears, and was the ultimate cap to a week of special surprises that my team provided to me.  One day, I found confetti all over my desk.  The next has two massive beer mugs and a two liter of soda that I had to pretend was an alcoholic beverage.  Honestly, I didn’t know how much of an impact I had made at Sears until I seen the time and the effort the team took into showing me how much they cared and appreciated me.  I am forever grateful to them, and for my time at Sears.

Anomaly Squared – 2016 to 2019

I took on many roles at Anomaly Squared that were above and beyond my title.  Some of those roles included assisting with payroll, human resources, and recruitment.

On this day in 2017, I was tasked to oversee Open Interviews.  We decided to offer the interviews on a Saturday to whomever came in.  We promoted it through the company Facebook page as well as through word of mouth from the leadership team and the employees.  This was a picture that I posted on my Facebook page that was shared with my network informing them of the Open Interviews.

Later in my career with Anomaly Squared, I took over all recruiting efforts which included writing the ads for job posting sites, reviewing resumes, sending potential candidates information for phone screening, conducting final interviews, and making final decisions about employment.

Anomaly Squared – 2016 to 2019

One of the biggest challenges that I took on at Anomaly Squared was overseeing sales teams, which was a first for the company at that point.  The sales were generated by outbound cold calling using previously generated leads.  The people with me in this picture were the supervisors for these teams.  David Beach (beside me) overseen agents for Spectrum.  Lisa Jensen (Kroft) took Estify, and Derrick Blue overseen the DirecTV B2B group.  This was taken on the last day in the building before moving into a brand new state of the art facility where the teams continued to thrive.

I worked with some amazing people while I was there, and seeing their own growth was amazing.

Anomaly Squared – 2016 to 2019

Before the company moved to their new start of the art building, the leadership team were able to get a sneak peek of the new site as construction was happening.  This team was the leadership team minus the President of the company (who was taking the picture) and the owner.  Working with this amazing group of talented people day in and day out was an absolute joy.