Stacey Zalenski

Hometown?
I have always lived in NH. I grew up in Hooksett and raised my children in Concord.
What is your role at Mainstay?
My role at Mainstay varies throughout the day. I answer the phones and assist our clients with their tech support requests, welcome clients to the office, assist our employees with their benefits, review resumes as well as any other needs as they arise.
When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…
With family and friends! What we are doing depends on the time of year. I am a warm weather person so you won’t find me outside too much in the winter but we do have family dinners on Sundays. This is a great way to catch up with our children, grandchildren, and parents. I love being outside in nicer weather and can be found boating, on my paddleboard, on our motorcycle, sitting in the sun reading a book at the beach or lake, playing tennis or playing with my dog Skipper- he also likes the paddleboard!
What is a silly or interesting even that you’ve participated in previously, and what did you take away from the experience?
When we moved to our current home I volunteered to be on a newly formed activities committee. We created an annual social event and the first year it was such a success that everyone was asking about the next one. I find it fulfilling to see friends and family, and even neighbors you have never met before come together and enjoy each other’s company.
If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be and why would you go there?
Even though we travel to Jamaica every chance we get, if I had a whole month to travel I would choose to go to different countries. Top of my list would be Portugal, due to my ancestry, and Italy. I have heard how beautiful each of these countries are and I would love to travel at our leisure, with no schedule, to enjoy the beauty of each location.
What are you most frequently heard listening to?
For anyone who knows me, I love listening to music! I will listen to just about anything but my playlists mostly include rock, country, and reggae. I do have one playlist that I never get tired of- Elton John. I have seen him 3 times and have tickets for the farewell tour!
Favorite sports team?
I love all New England sports teams but I particularly like watching the Celtics. (I also sometimes secretly cheer for the SF 49rs during football season)
What is one thing you love about your career?
I love to have a variety of responsibilities to keep me challenged at work. Mental and social engagement keeps our brains healthy too! I really enjoy working with the team at Mainstay to ensure that we are delivering the best service to our clients in addition to each other.
What is one thing everyone should know about Mainstay Technologies?
I was drawn to Mainstay for the overwhelming sense of comradery and teamwork, and every day I know that I made the right choice. Not only do we provide exceptional services, we have an exceptional team!