What I work on
I provide the existing community database network training for eMerge, including the weekly training. I’m developing the new training for Data Center, going in-depth on training materials for tools like List Builder and File Import Wizard. I also support my department colleagues by filling in on tasks they don’t have time to complete, and by answering Help Desk questions as needed.
How my career has evolved
I invested 20 years at LexisNexis, which does online legal publishing. That’s how I jumped into corporate management. I spent half my time training and half on quality management, analysis and delivery improvement. Linda (Client Development Manager at TRG) and I had worked together at LexisNexis, and when I found out that TRG was looking for a trainer, I got really excited about the opportunity.
Why I love the arts
My whole family is full of artists. Even my mother was a fine artist. I’ve always been interested in acting and singing, and I’ve spent most of my adult life volunteering at arts organizations as a performer. It’s an opportunity to allow the creative component of my personality to come out or be fed. If I’m watching or listening, I get something out of it—and, of course, it’s fun when I can contribute.
What I enjoy most about working at TRG
The great people I get to work with. Everyone is just really friendly. And, I get to help arts communities thrive. I believe society as a whole is better off with a successful arts community. We’re out to help these communities and if they’re successful, we’re successful. I also like it when I get to talk to folks and hear what organizations around the country are producing in their theatre or concert hall.