What is your role in the Service Center of Excellence?
I serve as the SCE Executive Liaison for the Facilities Division. Our team at SCE provides support for capital budgeting, reporting, and accounting services in addition to preparing and analyzing monthly and annual financial statements on Facilities operations. We also provide specialized rate analyses to ensure the fee assessed to capital projects is adequate to support project management and administrative costs; metrics analyses; and other special studies to make recommendations for improvements.
What did you do before you came to the SCE?
I have a long history of public service here in North Carolina. Most of my career has been in local government, serving as a budget and finance whiz. I have extensive experience with operating and capital budgeting processes, annual audits, debt financing and purchasing. I also worked in UNC Procurement Services as a business officer for a couple of years prior to working with Carly Perin in Facilities Services.
What about the SCE continues to excite you?
The work we do here continually evolves. We recently migrated to a new capital projects module in Facilities AIM system and we are adjusting to new work processes and are troubleshooting as we learn. We are also moving to more robust technology that will dramatically change our reporting efforts and allow for more analyses and improvements! I have a high boredom quotient so it has been the kind of workplace that keeps the pace varied and work interesting.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to be active and creative. I bike, hike, knit and try new recipes constantly (this leaves my husband yearning for a basic repetitive menu for dinner). Most of my family lives in the area and we get together a lot. I also love the ocean and adventure. Most of my vacations bring me one national park closer to my bucket list of visiting all U.S. national parks (at 23 of 59 currently!).
What is something people probably wouldn’t know about you?
I am such an open book, I am not sure I can think of anything! For those that don’t know, I write what I would like to think are blues songs. I want to be an artist and singer in my second life, with a BMW 2002 in tow. Now that I think of it, my family has no idea about this hobby or plan!