Each week we'll feature one staff member here on the ePS blog. We believe that not only do our staff members deserve recognition for their hard work, but it's also important for our members to know who we are. This week's staff feature is Sue Thoensen, Financial Administrator for ePropertySites.
Why we love Sue: Sue handles all of the accounting functions for ePropertySites, along with payroll and employee benefits. Basically, none of us would get our paychecks or our benefits if it weren't for this lovely lady.
Why you should love her, too: Sue is also part of our customer support team, and handles billing questions from our members. Sue's kindness, patience, and amazing ability to understand and explain things make her the perfect point person for these types of questions. We have no doubt that our members are in wonderful hands with Sue!
Not only is Sue smart and capable, but she is also cute as a button, as you'll see in her responses to the interview questions.
Sue, if your coworkers were to describe you in five words or less, what would they say?
"They would just say, 'she should write a book'. I really do have some funny stories about the crazy things that have happened to me over the years."
What would you say is your greatest attribute?
"I stand by the things I say, so I'm someone people can count on, both in my personal and professional life. One of my favorite books is Dr. Seuss' Horton Hatches the Egg. That's the book I bought my granddaughter when she was born because I've always loved what Horton says over and over while he sits day after day on that lazy bird's egg: 'I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one hundred percent!'. And so am I."
If you could participate on any reality TV show, which one would it be?
"Definitely The Bachelorette, because where else would I ever have access to 25 hot guys vying for my attention?"
If you could re-live any day from your life, which one would you choose?
"Any one of the days I vacationed on Maui. Steaming hot Kona coffee on the lanai overlooking the ocean in the morning, reading on the beach all day, and a great glass of wine on the lanai at sunset... All just steps from the beach. Doesn't get much better than that!"
What is your favorite ePropertySites moment?
"I love my office because it feels like home, so my favorite moment is probably the day Lisa and I dragged my big, heavy green and white chair in there and set it in the corner. And I keep having favorite moments every time someone wanders in here and sits down to chat."
Thank you, Sue, for your kind and supportive presence. We are so very thankful for you!