Hello and happy Friday! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we would like to show our appreciation for our staff with another edition of the Employee Spotlight Series! This week, we are featuring Elisa Tucker. Elisa is an Auditor and joined the team about three years ago! When asked what she is looking forward to in the future with SpendMend, she said, “Expanding my skills and continuing to grow more confident in my abilities.” Elisa is from Flint, MI, and went to Grand Valley State University to study accounting! She chose to study accounting because she has always been good with numbers and money. She also believes that accounting is a good fit because she is very organized! During the workday, Elisa enjoys listening to pop-punk music! Her all-time favorite bands are All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Set it Off, and A Day to Remember. Some of her go-to songs to listen to currently are Rerun- Honey Revenge, Just Pretend- Bad Omens, Villain- Bella Poarch, and Jealousy- Pale Waves. Be sure to check out the full interview below to learn about Elisa’s concert experiences! A fun fact about Elisa is that she enjoys listening to mythology podcasts. Elisa has always been interested in mythology, and she even took a class on Greek mythology in college to learn more! She mostly listens to historical and paranormal stories! Elisa’s favorite to listen to is Lora by Aaron Mahnke because it captures the dark history behind fairy tales, mysterious creatures, and places that have weird things happen repetitively. This is her favorite podcast because they are interesting and she enjoys his storytelling! Elisa’s other favorite topics to listen to are the ones about the different cryptids or hauntings. If you are interested in learning more about mythology, Elisa can point you in the right direction! One of Elisa’s hobbies she loves is reading and watching anime! Her favorites are Black Clover, One Piece, and Demon Slayer. When asked why she enjoys anime, she states, “The storylines and animation are amazing, and they make it really easy to connect with the characters so it’s like you’re with them throughout their journey. In general, I like anime because it’s easy and fun to watch.” Thanks for the recommendations, Elisa!


Elisa does a great job as an auditor and we are grateful to have her on the SpendMend team! Kevin Gorine, Audit Supervisor, said “Elisa is a valuable part of the purple pod. She is always seeming to be in a good mood during our daily calls and is willing to help on any special projects we may have or need assistance with. She does an excellent job when researching working potential, and since I’ve moved to the Purple Pod Elisa has made it a comfortable transition when learning new clients’ ERPs.” Thank you for your hard work and dedication, Elisa!


Interview with Elisa:

What is your role at SpendMend?


How long have you been with SpendMend?

1 year going on 2 full time as well with an internship before that

How did you first learn about SpendMend?

Job Fair

What 3 words would you use to describe SpendMend?

Teamwork, Evolving, Forward thinking

Why do you look forward to coming to work?

Talking to my POD

Where are you located/from? 

I am currently in Flint, MI which is also where I’m from.

Where did you go for higher education? What did you study and why?

I went to Grand Valley State University for College and studied Accounting. I’ve always been good with numbers and money and am a very organized person, so it felt natural to go into accounting. I stayed in Grand Rapids for a couple of years after college but moved back home to save money.

Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I helped my dad lay concrete

What is one fun fact about you?

I have a knack for getting things unlocked or unstuck

What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?

Pop Punk music or Mythology Podcasts

What are your favorite pop-punk artists/bands? 

My all-time favorite bands are All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Set it Off, and A Day to Remember. 

Favorite songs you are listening to currently? 

My current favorite bands are Honey Revenge, Waterparks, and Arrows in Action. Current favorite songs are Rerun- Honey Revenge, Just Pretend- Bad Omens, Villain- Bella Poarch, and Jealousy- Pale Waves.

Have you ever seen your favorite artists/bands in concert?

I’ve only seen All Time Low and Set it Off twice in concert of the list so far, but I usually go to a lot of concerts during the summer. I went to Bring me the Horizon most recently but went to 6 concerts this summer in total each of which had multiple openers.

What piqued your interest to start listening to mythology podcasts? 

I’ve always liked mythology, I even took a class on Greek Mythology in College.

What type of mythology podcasts do you like to listen to, and which one is your favorite? 

I listen to historical and Paranormal kinds of stories. I started listening to Lore by Aaron Mahnke which is about the dark history behind fairy tales, mysterious creatures, and any place that has had weird things happen over and over. This one is my favorite because all of the stories are really interesting, most being ones I never heard of and I enjoy his storytelling. The others I listen to are Myths and Legends by Jason Weiser, Noble Blood by Grim & Mild, and Mythology by Parcast. 

What is your favorite topic to listen to and why?

My favorite topics are the ones about the different cryptids or hauntings and the stories behind them. Mythology related to my favorite stories is about the Norse since I never really heard their stories, and they are really interesting.

Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?

Reading and watching anime

Do you interact with


Can you describe an interaction when you helped a client or a supplier that stands out in your mind?

There was one time that while requesting something for a vendor they also needed assistance with cleaning up the account and we had a really good back-and-forth trying to help each other.

What is the best part of serving the healthcare market?

Feeling like I’m making a difference

Do you want to shout out a co-worker who has helped or inspired you at SpendMend?

My manager Cuong Van keeps me motivated and helps me daily

What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to join the SpendMend team?

If there’s anything you want to do just let someone know and they will help or know someone who can help you get what you need or want out of the job.

What has been your proudest accomplishment at SpendMend?

Going full time

What is something you’re looking forward to for your future at SpendMend?

Expanding my skills and continuing to grow more confident in my abilities.

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