Happy anniversary to our amazing Client Coordinator Aaray Herman! We appreciate her and all of the hard work that she does for our clients and the firm!
Aaray has been with Negretti & Associates for one year today! We are honored to highlight Aaray in this employee spotlight.
1. Describe yourself in one sentence or less.
I am a very happy person who loves to smile.
2. How do you recharge?
Relaxing at home, watching a good movie or one of my shows, like Suits or The Walking Dead.
3. What do you like to do for fun?
I love any activities outside — especially when the weather is nice. And I like experiencing new things. I am a total foodie, so I love finding fun and interesting new spots with amazing food. Even the exotic places with items that most people would cringe at, e.g., bone marrow. (I love it!)
4. If you were to tell one person “Thank You” for helping you become the person you are today, who would it be and what did they do?
Normally I would say my mom because she truly is an amazing woman who has taught me so much. However, today I would say “thank you” to Gordon. He has taught me to not take advantage of my life if I want something then I need to go out and get it. I am my own motivation, that only I can achieve my goals and cannot expect others to do it for me. He has shown me what I am capable of and to never doubt myself. Also, that love is much greater than what we think it is and take it for granted everyday (I don’t know if he really taught me that last one but is something I realized) At the end of the day I have grown and continue to grow in to a woman that I respect. If you are not happy with yourself how do you expect others to be.
5. What movie or novel character do you most identify with?
I would say I identify most with Jennifer Lawrence character in Silver Linings Play Book. Not because she is crazy (LOL), but because of her wittiness, she speaks her mind, and does not care what other people think of her, it is her life and she will live it how she wants to. I also identify with Cameron Diaz and her character in Charlie’s Angels (cheesy I know) but she so bubbly, happy, and goofy!
6. When are you the happiest?
When I am surrounded by my loved ones, when I see them smile it makes me happy.
What kind of impact do you believe you have on people?
I believe I impact others in a positive way. I try to stay neutral in most situations and look for the good in everything. Most people tell me I brighten up the room because I never stop smiling or laughing. My outlook on life is that no one is perfect and we all have day to day struggles. But we don’t need to project that out in to the world.
8. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last year while working for Negretti & Associates?
To never settle. That your mind is an incredible tool and you should never let that go to waste. Everyone at Negretti & Associates is brilliant, successful and constantly teaching me things I never knew. I love that I have been able to expand my knowledge in ways I never would have expected. Also, that there is such a thing as an amazing company and boss that treat their employees right!