How long you have been part of the McKay Landscape Lighing team and what does your job entail:
I’ve been working at McKay since 2008. As office manager, my main duties are answering the phones and providing customer service; processing and coordinating service call requests with the technicians and follow-through, various service tracking and reporting, answering and processing emails; along with some social network posting, assisting the designers with various projects, and keeping the office running smooth.
General background and education:
I spent some of my growing-up years in Iowa but mostly in Omaha. I’m a Westside High School alumni – Go Warriors! I have 35 years Administrative Assistant experience, along with a 4-year stint in the horticulture industry at Earl May Nursery & Garden Center in Omaha. From there, I made the move to McKay.
Why do you like working at McKay Lighting:
I enjoy working at McKay for the size of the company and the team-work, which allows me to have the ability to help the company grow, and that’s important to me. I also take value in the products and services that we provide knowing that we are helping to keep our customers safe in their home and adding beauty, quality and improvement to their outdoor lifestyle. And the sincere appreciation I receive from the staff is icing on the cake!
Members of your family:
My husband, Dennis and I have raised three great kids – Selina, Kassi (both living in CO) and Josh, all of whom are now amazing adults. Also, I can’t forget our adorable Corgi mix, Tessa and our goofy little sun conure parrot, Skittles.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time and anything additional that you want to share about yourself:
My love of nature and animals led me to become a wildlife rehabilitator for 12 years – a lot of work but very satisfying, and although now retired from the hands-on work, I will forever educate! I also volunteer as a dog-walker for the Nebraska Humane Society when my schedule allows. My hobbies include gardening and reading, and I enjoy playing with our dog, walking, biking, and kayaking. But I most enjoy spending time with my family.