What is your role at Mainstay?
As the Information Security Program Director, I work closely with our clients on Risk and Security Assessments, as well as Compliance, Policy development/management and ongoing Information Security Governance.
What professional events do you participate in, or what skills or accomplishments have you attained, that sets you apart?
I have a Master’s Degree in Business from The Citadel, and have held Board of Director positions with Junior Achievement in South Carolina.
What was your first memory of using computers?
It was a Commodore 64 – right behind the burnt orange couch in our living room… also AOL dial up and anxiously waiting to see if “You’ve Got Mail”!
When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…
Spending time with family, at the gym, cooking, or taking my kids to sports practice!
What was the last great book you read?
I really liked the 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. It’s about training yourself to stop thinking and start doing. There is a lot of science behind her technique that I find very interesting. I also love anything that Vince Flynn wrote, and the Harry Potter series, which I have read at least three times.
What is something unique about you?
I like to knit. It’s a skill that I recently acquired and was inspired by my grandmother. It has an interestingly calming affect once you get the hang of it.
What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?
Spend more time with my kids/family – hiking, boating, exploring NH!
If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be and why would you go there?
I would probably go to Australia/New Zealand and Asia. I would love to experience those cultures with my kids and explore everything those countries have to offer. I think it would be a great learning opportunity for all of us!
What are you most frequently heard listening to?
I love upbeat music from any era – 60’s to today. Anything I can sing to and has a good beat! I try not to sing out loud for the benefit of my family and co-workers, but I am a rock star in my car!
Favorite sports team?
New England Patriots and any team my kids are playing on.
What is one thing you love about your career?
I have had the opportunity to hold a variety of different positions, working with different teams, customers and companies. The thing that I love most about my career now is the variety of work, the fast pace of the industry and the ability to continuously learn new things. I love to solve problems creatively and think outside the box and my career allows me to be creative and collaborate with great people!
What is one thing everyone should know about Mainstay Technologies?
We have a passion for our team and our clients, take action and make decisions that benefit both groups. There is a strong focus from leadership on balance, doing the right thing and living our values, even when that is difficult. This is a wonderful environment to work in and it shows through our happy clients and highly engaged team.