At Ross & Yerger, we believe our employees are a vital part of our company’s continued success and advancement. Get to know our Accounts Payable Specialist in this month’s Employee Spotlight.
I have been employed at Ross & Yerger for a little over 3 years. I am in charge of accounts payable, from taking care of our carriers, brokers and vendors to our employees.
Where did you grow up? I was born in Birmingham, AL. I moved to MS when I was 2 and grew up in Pearl, MS.
What are three words that describe you best? Dedicated, Loyal and Hardworking.
What motto do you live by? ‘No one can make you successful; the will to succeed comes from within.’ I’ve made this my motto. I’ve internalized it to the point of understanding that the success of my actions and/or endeavors doesn’t depend on anyone else, and that includes a possible failure.
What do you like to do outside of work? I love to watch my youngest son play soccer. I also love to listen to music and I am an avid reader.
What is your favorite TV show/movie? Big Brother.
What is your favorite sports team? Alabama. ROLL TIDE!
What is your favorite food? Pasta.
What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? I love all music.
What is one of your biggest pet peeves? Lying.
What has been your best memory while working at R&Y? This might be the funniest and scariest thing that has ever happened to me. Now in order for this to make sense, you have to know that in my interview I told Vivian I DO NOT do public speaking, and so did all my references. Then, in less than two months after I started I was told I would have to do a project called “get to know your neighbor” where we would have to go up on stage at the Annual Meeting and tell everyone what we had learned about each other. I went to Vivian and told her I just couldn’t do it. She volunteered to be my “neighbor” and said she would do all the talking. Then, the plans changed and she wanted us to be funny and do a skit. I got up on that stage and could not face the crowd. I was terrified, but somehow we made it through. Thank goodness Amy and Amanda went after us and performed their epic rap and all was forgotten!
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I got emancipated at the age of 18 and became a cocktail waitress at a casino.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Definitely my family. It is not picture perfect. We have our good days and our bad days; however, they are truly my greatest accomplishment!
Thanks for being such a great part of the R&Y family, Christina!