June 16, 2020

Accounting for Time Well Spent

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

I’m a Texas girl, but I’d like to become a world-traveler, and I’d like to begin in Egypt. The only things that prevent me from traveling now are my responsibilities to family and pets – I really like being home and close to them.

What’s something you love to do?

I like to rock climb, actually, if it’s vertical, I’ll climb it – trees, rocks, mountains, whatever.

What’s your favorite place?

Anywhere outdoors, really. If it has a soft patch of green grass and a blue sky, I’m happy. I still really enjoy going home to Acton, Texas. It’s one of my favorite places to be.

What is the last thing you binge-watched?

I binge-watched all of the Resident Evil franchises. I like Milla Jovovich, but I’m not sure why I did it, it’s not my normal genre. I usually gravitate toward drama, comedies, and action films.

What’s your favorite book?

My favorite book would be the one that made me fall in love with reading, The Secret Garden. I haven’t read it in like 20 years, but I still remember it well.

If there weren’t any more computers, what would be your new occupation?

I’d probably be a farmer — likely a beef cattle and hay farmer. My family has done it for six generations here in Texas, so it makes sense.

What’s your favorite children’s story?

My mom used to make up stories about two characters from Looney Tunes – Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. She would sit at the edge of my bed and just make up stories off the top of her head and they were so engaging and detailed, it was awesome.

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?

I’d spend more time with my dog Pancake and take him for an extra-long walk.

If you could do anything besides what you are doing now, what would you do professionally?

I’ve always loved history, and if I could anything other than what I do now, it would be working as an historian, specifically an Egyptologist.

What do you love about the job?

I love the people that I work with, and the environment that we work in. I love seeing warm, friendly faces every day, and the sense of camaraderie and the feeling of being a part of a team. I love the people here.

Any words of advice?

You don’t have to learn things the hard way. 

Why Schaefer?

I had an instant connection with Debbie, our Controller, when I interviewed on the phone. I love the work and the people I work with, plus, “Dog Fridays” are awesome.