TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOB. WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING AT PFC?
I am the main point of contact for the clients in my portfolio. I collect the documents needed for their funding requests, do the follow up calls and emails, and generally manage the clients in my portfolio. I manage credit limits and payment collections as well. I am also the head of the party planning committee which is a pretty important and elite committee internally at PFC. (Smirk)
Working at PFC is fun. It’s not a mundane Monday through Friday. We genuinely really care about each other and our clients here. Sure, there are elements of repetition, like with any other job. But truly every day is something different. We get different funding requests and needs all the time from our clients, which keep us on our toes. By far, the best part is the group we have working here and the clients. We take what we do very seriously. We’ve been able to forge really good, long-lasting, personal and professional relationships, with each other and with our clients. It keeps us coming back day in and out. Oh, and we have free La Croix! That, of course, makes us come back every day too!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON YOUR DAYS OFF?
Most of the time I’ll go for a surf or a run on my mornings off. I’ve been getting further into Yoga lately too. Not at all better at it, but doing it more often. I also go camping whenever I can, and try to travel a lot more, now that I think about it.
I enjoy going to find new breweries around the area, as there always seems to be a new brewery popping up. I volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister, so when I do have a handful of free time I try to meet up with my “little brother” and do groovy things. I have been exploring my culinary talents lately, which translates to I put something on my smoker BBQ and come back in like 4 hours with my fingers crossed that it isn’t burnt and the house hasn’t burnt down. I do a lot of DIY projects, which again translates to me asking my neighbors to do it, and me taking full praise and accolades for a job well done. (Smirk)
WHERE DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE? WHAT IS YOUR DEGREE IN?
Where didn’t I go to college? Started at Mira Costa Community College, tried transferring to CA State Long Beach and was accepted, but upon enrollment they told me I was 3 credits short. Took an online class at both Palomar Community College and Santa Barbara City College. Finally, I was officially accepted and transferred to Cal State Long Beach. Went there for a few years and transferred again. This time, to my final destination – CA State San Marcos and graduated with a degree in communications. And because I apparently can’t get enough of school, a few years later I enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University online and graduated with a masters in sports management (what a great degree that has turned out to be!).
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? DO YOU HAVE KIDS? ARE YOU MARRIED?
I grew up in the flourishing metropolis city of Vista, California. Lived there most of my childhood then moved to Huntington Beach when I was 20 something for a few years of college. Then came back to live in Oceanside and Carlsbad in the mid 2000’s.
No kids. I have nieces and nephews, some biological, and some from close family friends that do the job well enough. I get to play with them, give them candy and cookies, and then when they start to crash from all the sugar, I give them back to their parents. It’s an ideal situation for me! (Smirk)
Yes, I did just get married this past year mid-COVID, in our backyard. Small thing. Just immediate family, since that was all that was allowed at the time.
IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE & WHY?
I always wanted to be Michelangelo the Ninja Turtle as a kid, does that count as a super power? It would be rad to be able to skate around everywhere, have nunchucks in my belt, and be able to eat pizza all the time. Sounds like a pretty rad super power life to me! (BIG SMILE)