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Rockton Spotlight: Jenn

Here at Rockton Software, I could be called a Jane of all trades, master of none.  Funny sidebar, did you realize the entire quote is ‘A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one?’ I didn’t know that, until recently when another Rocktonite enlightened me. 😊

Instead of boring you with my detailed work history, or how I’m a busy mom white-knuckling my way through the teenage years, I thought I would instead share a few random tidbits with you.

What do you love about working at Rockton?

  • I love the culture and team we have built. I love how we work so hard to care for our team. I love working with a group of people who are not just passionate about customer service but live it each day.  I love seeing the impact a small group of people, who deliver services and create and deliver products, can have in peoples’ business lives. Mostly, yes I know it is corny and cliché, I love my team, our adventures, and the memories we have made over the years.

How many years have you been working in the channel?

  • I got started SUPER early – 20+yrs

Years with Rockton?

  • I’ve been with Rockton Software for 16 years. I started at Great Plains, as an intern on the Recruiting Team then moved over into support and was a Technician on the HRP Support Team. I don’t miss Payroll Year End.

Best adulting advice:

  • You don’t truly know how you will handle anything until you are actually in it/doing it.

Favorite pastime?

  • I have many. Pretty much anything social – time with my family/friends, time at our family cabin, traveling, hiking, and so on. I’m pretty much up for most adventures. With me, they typically turn into some crazy story.  With 3 active kids, you will typically find me at a soccer field, a barn, or at a local rodeo ground.  I also enjoy working out and reading.

Quote share:

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has ~ Margaret Mead
  • Don’t try to win over the haters, you are not a jacka$$ whisperer ~ Brene Brown

What TV show you are binging?

  • I’m not sure you could call it binging, but I’m re-watching Ted Lasso with my oldest (15yr), Schitt’s Creek with my middle (13yr) and This is Us with my little (11yr).

Favorite game:

  • As a family, we play 7-up-7-down (cards), Uno, Life, Clue, and Monopoly.

What books are on your nightstand/desk?

  • BE 2.0 – Jim Collins
  • Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
  • The Power of Moments – Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek
  • Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with Our Kids – Rachel Macy Stafford

2 truths and 1 lie:          

  • I used to be a cosmetologist
  • I have 3 siblings, 3 kids, and 6 nieces and nephews
  • I have 8 tattoos

Funny memory that is unique to 2020-present?

  • It took me until this week to jump on the ‘baking homemade bread during COVID’ train. I bought a sourdough starter.  Let’s see how this experiment will turn out.  Fingers crossed!

What is your must-have food?

  • Veggies & dip and chocolate, of course.

Favorite recipe share:

Bean Dip/Cowboy Caviar:

    • 1 Can corn – white & yellow
    • 1 can blk beans w/lime & jalapenos
    • 1 can pinto beans
    • 1 can blk-eyed peas

Drain all the above and rinse the blk beans if you would like a milder salsa

    • 1 cup chopped green peppers
    • 1 cup chopped red peppers
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • Handful of chopped cilantro

Dressing:

    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp pepper
    • ¾ cup vinegar
    • ½ cup oil

Mix all ingredients together and chill to blend flavors

Random share:

  • My dream job is to be a Beach Bum Rockstar who works for the Peace Corps
  • Curiosity killed the cat – I don’t believe it for a minute. Do you know originally it was ‘care killed the cat’ and by care they meant ‘worry/sorrow,’ which I can get on board with.  In my opinion, true curiosity is the Golden Ticket.
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