Meet The Centriq Team Ashlee Rhoades
Tell us about yourself and your journey into technology training
After spending years teaching preschool and waiting tables, I was ready to move in to more of a corporate space. I was brought to Centriq through a friend and have loved every moment here. I came to Centriq with little to no knowledge about the IT or corporate worlds. It was so different from what I had done before. But everyone around me has always been so open to teaching down to the smallest details. It’s been amazing being here and watching Centriq grow to what it is now.
What tool or skill do you think everyone should know how to do.
Clear communication is vital. So often we need to resolve problems quickly, and being able to obtain and share details quickly is key to helping our students resolve any issues quickly, so they don’t lose out on valuable time and knowledge in the classroom.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why?
When it comes to work, I try to be very organized and detailed. It’s easy to find myself distracted, so having organized routines helps keep me moving forward and checking things off my lists. Now if only I can apply that to my home life! 😉
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I love quilting and baking/cooking. I have a habit of looking at something and thinking, “I think I can do that.” So I tend to dive in head first. I’ve never heard my team complain when I want to try new recipes.
What’s the first job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?
My first job was working at Red Bridge theaters. It was a little 4 screen theater in the Red Bridge shopping center. It started me off with some great customer service practice and plenty of troubleshooting experience since it was such an old theater.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
I love that my job has consistency while also offering variety. There are things I do every week that I know what to expect. Processes and tasks that have to be done regularly. But there are always things that come up that helps keep variety in my job and keeps things interesting. And being in the IT world, things are always changing and improving, so we are constantly working to change and improve right along with everything. It’s great to be able to look at the tasks I do every day or every week and figure out how to do them better. And to have a manager/team that strives to improve right alongside me.