Hello everyone and welcome to the Employee Spotlight Series! Let’s celebrate the end of September with another edition. This week we are featuring Charley Taylor. Charley is a Medical Device Audit and Compliance Specialist and has been a part of the team for about two years! When asked why she looks forward to coming to work, Charley states, “I enjoy the wonderful team that I work with on Medical Device and enjoy helping to create a great experience for the customers.” Charley is from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. She attended Central Carolina Community College and became a Medical Assistant! When asked why she choose to pursue a study in the medical field, Charley stated, “I love helping people, and making them feel good, comfortable, and happy.” A fun fact about Charley is that during the work day, Charley enjoys listening to True Crime podcasts! Her favorite True Crime podcast is called Crime Junkies. Charley loves the two women that run the podcast because they cover cold cases that do not get enough media attention! By sharing the crimes over the podcast, and shedding light on them – the podcast has helped solved multiple cases just by sharing it! If you are a True Crime podcast lover, the dynamic duo might be worth a listen! Another fun fact about Charley is that she has her skydiving license and became a skydiver at 25 years old. Charley started because of her sister, and they jumped together for about two years! It was some of the best years of her life, and she has jumped around 100 times! Be sure to read the full interview below to learn more about Charley’s skydiving experience. A hobby that Charley loves is yoga and she practices it every day! She started yoga in her early 20’s transitioning from gymnastics. She knew that she wanted to be an instructor about three years ago, she took the training and has been an instructor ever since! Charley loves that she can help guide others through yoga, and how it helps people cope with the stress of the world.
Charley is excellent in her role and the SpendMend team greatly appreciates her hard work. Dennis Beall, Medical Device Audit and Compliance Manager, said “Charley has been working with the Med Device Team for just over a year now. Charley has an excellent work ethic and has grasped every task we have presented to her. We recently assigned Charley much more responsibility and she is doing a fantastic job.” Thank you, Charley, for your dedication to your work!
Interview with Charley Taylor:
What is your role at SpendMend?
Medical Device Audit and Compliance Specialist
How long have you been with SpendMend?
2 years September 16th
How did you first learn about SpendMend?
Friends with Amanda Geelhoed Papach
What 3 words would you use to describe SpendMend?
professional, innovative, and significant.
Why do you look forward to coming to work?
I enjoy the wonderful team that I work with on Medical Device and enjoy helping to create a great experience for the customers.
Where are you located/from?
I am from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina.
Where did you go for higher education? What did you study and why?
I went to Central Carolina Community College, became a medical assistant, and worked in the medical field for around 10 years. I love helping people and making them feel good, comfortable, and happy.
Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked as a gymnastics instructor for my first job for 5 years.
Can you tell me some details about your job as a gymnastics instructor:
I became a gymnastics instructor because I was a competitive gymnast from age 2-16. I injured my leg and had to stop but I wanted to continue teaching and sharing my passion and passing knowledge on to fellow gymnasts.
What is one fun fact about you?
I have my skydiving license
What piqued your interest to start skydiving?
My sister got me into it, and we jumped together for about 2 years. Some of the best years of my life so far.
When did you get your license and how intensive was the training/certification? How many times have you gone skydiving?
I became a skydiver at 25. I have jumped around 100 times but decided that I would rather stay in the plane than jump out of it. It was a great experience, but skydiving takes up every weekend of your time and it became a chore to keep up with my license credentials, so I decided to stop.
What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?
I am a true crime podcast lover!
What is your favorite True Crime Podcast and why?
My favorite true crime podcast is Crime Junkies. I love the two women that run and narrate the show and I love that they put light and fire on certain cases that did not get enough media attention and eventually were dubbed a cold cases. They have helped solve multiple murders just by sharing the stories.
Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?
I practice yoga every day and I am also a yoga instructor.
When did you start practicing yoga and why?
I started practicing yoga in my early 20’s. It was a good transition for me from gymnastics, a high-impact sport to something softer and better for my joints and muscles. I always knew I wanted to be an instructor so 3 years ago I decided to bite the bullet and take the training and I have been teaching ever since.
What do you love most about yoga?
It is my passion to help guide others to find what I found through the pathway of yoga and help people cope with trauma and stress in a world that is so full of it.
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What is the best part of serving the healthcare market?
I enjoy helping hospitals save money by helping to track explanted medical devices, identify if they are under any warranty and due credit, and identify if the hospital will need to pay Medicare back so they do not get fined. I enjoy the relationships I have built with the hospital staff and helping to answer questions. The more the hospitals save, the better quality of care they can have for their patients.
Do you want to shout out a co-worker who has helped or inspired you at SpendMend?
Dennis Beall, Mindy Aubuchon, and Jason White have all been so helpful on the Med Device team. They have all inspired me in different ways and I have learned so much from each of them.
What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to join the SpendMend team?
SpendMend has been a wonderful place to work. Getting a job here has been life-changing in that my job is low-stress, I have wonderful managers, and I love the team I work with. Everyone is so nice, and coming from the medical field, that isn’t always the case.