Employee Spotlight: Lori

As the unofficial caretaker of our office, Lori is our behind-the-scenes maven who keeps ASI running.  And it’s her anniversary today!  Everyone who steps into our office is immediately welcomed by her can-do attitude and sunny dispositionShe also puts her impressive experience to work mentoring her fellow team members. 

We learned quite a lot about her this week. Read on to discover more!

  1. Biggest pet peeve?  People eating right from the snack table, not fixing themselves a plate or using serving utensils. 
  2. What’s the last movie you saw that you really enjoyed?  The Lost Valentine 
  3. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Chardonnay
  4. What is the one TV Show you can rewatch endlessly?  Criminal Minds 
  5. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?  Flew to Germany by myself to stay with people I had only ‘met’ via mail & email while working on genealogy. It turned out fabulously and I went back 3 years later! 
  6. What are some of your pet peeves?  People: a) talking with food in their mouth b) driving under the speed limit or in the passing lane c) not sneezing/coughing into their elbow. 
  7. Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?  Lester Holt (NBC), Michelle Obama, Geoffrey Zakarian (Chef), Joe Bartolotta (Restaurateur). 
  8. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  American Sign Language (ASL), Read Music, and Play Piano.
  9. What three traits define you?  Honest, Passionate, Reliable
  10. What has been your favorite project at ASI?  Client support involving the FIS Universal Rater. Being new on a particular account, it was Baptism by Fire when an annual rate revision came up for 13 lines of business in each of 2 States! I loved doing those! 
  11. What have you gained from working at ASI?  Lots of knowledge, respect for my co-workers and long-term friendships
  12. Any random facts you could share with us?  99.9% of calico cats are female. 
  13. Do you have an office nickname? What is it?  Yes! I am “the keeper of the crap”! 
  14.  If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Stella
  15. Least favorite food?  Bananas
  16. People would be surprised if they knew:  IF I could have a do-over in life, I would have gone to a famed culinary school i.e., C.I.A. in New York.
  17. What is an ability you wish you had?  I’d love to be able to sing (in public).
  18. What is on your bucket list?  Vacation in Ireland; riding a bike off the beaten path & sitting in the corner of a pub watching people and enjoyin a pint.
  19. What is the worst thing you did as a kid?  In 3rd grade, my friend Julie & I stole cigarettes and smoked them in the basement of a garage during lunch hours. In 3rd grade, really?! We got busted really quick!
  20. What is your greatest fear?  Speaking to a crowd, even a small one.
  21. What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?  a) Making greeting cards,  b) Knitting with fine fibers,  c) Loving all my hairy little creatures
  22. What phobias do you have?  Crowds (concerts & stadiums) and what creepy/gross things drunk people might do.
  23. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?  Never settle. Go out of your comfort zone and always, always have a Plan B.

Lori, you truly keep the office up and running on a daily basis.  Thanks for all you do!!