PINNACLE PEOPLE: Featuring Taylor Henegar
Taylor is Pinnacle’s Director of First Impressions and Chief Get’r Done Officer. She greets all visitors with a friendly hello and supports every staff member in all things administrative. We recently caught up with Taylor for a little Q&A.
You joined Pinnacle last year by way of Austin, Texas. Start from the beginning and tell me a little about your background.
I was born in Delaware, the oldest of three in a family that moved around quite a bit. After graduating from Edwards University in Austin, Texas, I worked in administration and customer service. When I couldn’t stand the Texas heat any longer, my family and I trekked to Bend to live the “good life.” I took some time off to start my family, and now I’m back at it as Pinnacle’s Administrative Assistant. I’ve found the working and living in central Oregon allows me to have a perfect work/life balance.
Supporting a whole office can’t be an easy task. What’s your favorite part of your job and why?
I find that a positive first impression on the phone or face-to-face can drastically change someone’s day. I take great pride in creating unexpected joy in everyday interactions with the people I work with and our clients.
You’ve been in Oregon for a couple of years now. What’s your favorite thing about living in Central Oregon?
Central Oregon is a paradise! I live in Sisters, and I’m ten minutes from beautiful, secluded mountain trails and just a short drive to Bend for city excitement. Oh, and four seasons!
Pinnacle is a small firm that values its company culture. Any addition to our team must be the right fit – dedicated, creative, and collaborative. We asked Taylor a few fun questions to get to know her a little bit more:
What makes you laugh the most?
My kid. He’s a toddler, and the logic (or lack thereof) he possesses is hysterical. He’s constantly making me laugh.
Who is your favorite author and why?
My favorite author is Tom Robbins! He writes supremely insane stories that illustrate the very nature of people, and that we could all be infinitely happier if we stopped taking ourselves so seriously.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
When I picked up and moved across the country to find the perfect place to raise my son. Very little planning and a lot of hope!
Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
My family has an unspoken motto that nothing is every as serious as it seems. Even in the darkest situations, my family can find humor. A good laugh will always lessen suffering.
Have a question of your own about Taylor? Ask! Taylor@parch.biz