Optoro is made up of a diverse collection of individuals who have come together to achieve a single mission–to transform the reverse logistics industry by finding homes for used and excess goods. We like to highlight that diversity with our Employee Spotlight blog series, during which we sit down with an employee every month to hear a little bit about the people who make the Optoro culture so distinctive.

How would you describe yourself in 10 keywords or fewer?
Exciting, Outgoing, Active, Friendly, Achiever, and Thoughtful

What is your role at Optoro, and what do you do?
I am a Lead Training and Support Manager. I visit client sites and train them on how to use our software. After the training is done, we support the project and the program manager whenever needed.

What did you do before Optoro, and why did you choose to work at Optoro?
I worked in the food service industry. I was a restaurant manager and a cafeteria manager for a school system. I chose to work at Optoro because I felt like it would be a great opportunity for me to make a career change.

What is the most important thing you have learned since starting at Optoro?
I have learned about patience. Good things come to those who work hard.  

What is the best part of working at Optoro?
The best part about working for Optoro is the relationships that I have formed when traveling to client sites. I helped with implementation for a number of key clients and partners and still speak to people from those projects on a monthly, if not daily, basis.

What would you most likely be doing on a normal Saturday afternoon in your free time?
It really depends! I could be going to a sporting event for my youngest son or doing some yard work around the house. I also might just be lounging in my Boo Cave watching a movie or playing music.