Posted on: February 26, 2015
I started out in advertising for my college media while living Arizona. Worked a few jobs in marketing/advertising then I became a stay-at-home mom for 4 years. A major life change happened and I had to return to working full time so I worked for a temp agency as a debt collector and a quit coach (helping people lose weight and quit smoking). I wanted a change and got the opportunity to work for Chinook Roofing and now I’m here enjoying this experience.
I love that I get to make decisions and think on my feet. I’m not a fan of the mundane and there’s never a dull moment here. I work well under pressure so during the warm months when we get incredibly busy it’s my favorite time.
This is a male dominated industry, so being a woman working in an industry with men who’ve been doing this for years it can get challenging at times. Luckily for me I have a great support system here at work with people who believe in my abilities and are willing to help me during those challenging times.
I work on the new construction side of our company so my interaction is mostly with job site superintendents, however, a few months ago a homeowner called in to our office and I answered the call. She was calling because our roofers had just completed installing her new roof and she wanted to tell us how great of a job they had done. She went on to say that not only were they professional but they were very respectful and she gave them a gratuity. There were 3 guys on the roof but she was only able to tip 2 of the guys. A few days later we received a piece of mail from her with a tip for the third guy.
I’m West Indian, born and raised in South America and the Caribbean. Sometimes when I talk to the superintendents they pick up on my accent because of the way I pronounce certain words.
I’d probably say Bill Gates’ residence. I love looking at roof plans of big houses especially those that include intricate designs and from what I’ve read about that house and the way it’s designed I just know I would’ve enjoyed working on it.
I’m a single mom of 2 kids (boy 3 and girl 5) so my favorite homeowner tip would be Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser. All hail the creator of that product! My son went through a graffiti phase when he was in his late two’s and the Magic Eraser with some elbow grease restored the walls in our home. It’s also great for those random scuff marks that appear when you re-arrange furniture.