Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, we are reminded of how grateful we are for our staff. Today we want to highlight Amy, an integral team member who manages the JL office, and is organizer extraordinaire! Amy has been with JL for 6.5 years, and we really could not accomplish what we do without her by our side.
What sort of duties do you have at work?
I am the person who keeps paperwork and contracts organized and makes sure the office runs smoothly. My range of duties is vast & varying – from invoicing, keeping track of office licenses and continuing education, managing office equipment needs, to answering phones.
What’s the most exciting part of your job?
Every day is different
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Every day is different!
How is it working for an architecture firm vs. other companies?
In my experience, working for an architecture firm is very exciting. I had not been in this type of field before, and I enjoy watching our projects progress from conception to construction. I am happy to help and support our team throughout each phase. I particularly enjoy our family-like work environment that we have here at JLA. We really are like one big family!
What’s your most-used productivity hack? `
Organization! I am a very organized person and I find that really helps me stay focused and enables me to complete my tasks on time
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
My hidden talent is walking into Target for shampoo and leaving with $300 worth of throw pillows and candles.
What’s your idea of a perfect day?
Sleeping in and then spending the entire day at the beach with a good book…family optional 😉
What do you do for fun? Any hobbies?
I love spending time with my family, especially my 4 year old and 9 year old sons. We love going to the beach, spending the day at Hershey park, taking our puppy, Bruiser, to the park, and having family game and movie nights. As for hobbies, I love to read. My favorite books are either true crime or murder mysteries. I also enjoy watching any type of crime shows. Maybe I was a detective in a previous life…or a criminal.
Any type of pasta…yum!
If you could have any super- power what would it be and why?
My son asks me this almost daily and I always say I would love the power to become invisible. Want to check on my kids in school…bam! Want to not be bothered…where’s mommy!? Want to rob a bank…what just happened?
Who inspires you?
My biggest inspiration, since I was about 16 years old, has been Princess Diana. She loved people and loved helping them. She was very generous with her time and truly made a difference in the lives of many who were in pain or struggling in life. Even many years after her death, people are still consumed with her compassion and I think she will always be remembered for that.
Thank you, Amy, for all you do!
-Sydney Hitchens, Architectural Designer