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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Matt Silverston

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 8:57:23 AM / by Greg Goode posted in Avea Culture, Employee Spotlight

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What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

I really enjoy helping others. Whether helping out clients or volunteering locally, I love providing support to my peers and friends. I also think I’m a really good listener who can relate to people in many ways, and I’m always quick to share advice and a corny joke or two (that aren’t always applicable).

 

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Sara Harman

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 10:16:03 AM / by Greg Goode posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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While Avea Solutions is no longer a billing company, we still maintain a core team to both assist some of our older clients and to stay on top of industry trends. Sara is an incredibly valuable member of this R & D team. Take it away, Sara!

 

What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

Professionally, I'm most passionate about learning new skills. On a personal level, my greatest passions are aviation and cute raccoon videos.


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

There's only one thing I would do without pay, and that is fly. Pay or not, as long as I was in the air, I would be happy.  

 

What are you surprisingly good at (work or personal)?

I am surprisingly good at arguing the case for why my boyfriend should be the one to make dinner and I should never cook.

 

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Kenny Throop

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Greg Goode posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

In my professional life, I'm most passionate about finding creative solutions and building efficiencies within routine tasks. In my personal life, it’s Batman.


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

I would love to be a mentor. I've had several mentors over the years that have been very instrumental in my success, and I'd like to do the same for others.

 

What are you surprisingly good at (work or personal)?

I'm surprisingly good at life hacks. I often find clever ways to solve day-to-day problems. I think I could give MacGyver a run for his money. I just need a paperclip and some bubblegum.

 

What's the best indication you're good at what you do?

The best indication is hearing the enthusiasm and relief from our clients when I help them solve an issue or problem.


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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Whitney Bruce

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 10:03:05 AM / by Greg Goode posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

Professionally, I'm passionate about learning. The nice thing about this industry is that it's constantly changing, so I'm constantly learning. That being said, my real passions in life are pizza, tacos, and Pokemon. 


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

If I could do anything at all, regardless of pay, I would become a professional hot dog eater. You get to eat all the hot dogs you want without any of the guilt. 

 

What are you surprisingly good at (work or personal)?

I have a knack for finding really cool, completely useless items. In the market for a new back scratcher? How about one in the shape of a bear claw? Need a new salad bowl? Why not one that can transform vegetables into a salad in 60 seconds? Shrimp pillow? Check. Pizza blanket? Got that too. The highlight of the collection though has to be the book featuring cats in wigs. Does it get much better than that?

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Morgan Deters

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2017 2:58:46 PM / by Greg Goode posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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While Avea Solutions is no longer a billing company, we still maintain a core team to both assist some of our older clients and to stay on top of industry trends. Morgan is an incredibly valuable member of this R & D team. Take it away, Morgan!

 

What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

I am personally passionate about making a positive impact on the community at large and I try to do this by keeping up with current events and involving myself in groups that share the same hobbies. Working at Avea has allowed me to make an impact on the addiction recovery and behavioral health communities by essentially making treatment more accessible for the average person. I have also started impacting the Avea community by getting involved in company culture and helping organize our social events.


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

Even though I’ve never considered myself very good at crafts or decorating, I have taken it upon myself to be the point person on decorating the office for specific seasons and holidays. Seeing things hanging from the ceiling or on the walls gets me excited and gives me a sense of accomplishment that I’m making this office a more positive place.

 

What are you surprisingly good at (work or personal)?

I am a social dancer, so I’m good at a lot of partner dances, or at the very least, very good at learning them. My favorites are probably blues, swing and waltz, but I love being able to fuse everything together.

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Brittany Dawson

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2017 8:20:24 AM / by Greg Goode posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

I want to learn everything I can as quickly as possible so our processes are more seamless and direct, and allow the great minds in our office to focus on higher level things and client needs. Personally, I'm obsessed with trying to understand how everything works.


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

Medical mission and disaster relief work around the country/world.

 

What are you surprisingly good at, personally and professionally?

An affinity for identifying a vast amount of song titles and artists in a few notes and knowing obscure, extremely invaluable references.

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Kaity McCraw

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2017 9:46:05 AM / by Ben Dittman posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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 What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

Currently, I’m most passionate about working on the AveaCares initiative. Through this initiative, Avea helps give back to the local community via employee volunteering opportunities, fundraisers, and donations benefiting behavioral-health focused organizations. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work on this initiative, as it aligns with my personal passion for community service.


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

I can and do spend time with my coworkers outside of work! I guess 40 hours a week just isn’t enough!  

 

What are you surprisingly good at (work or personal)?

I am surprisingly good at recreating recipes from my favorite Portland restaurants. This is a new-found skill for me since moving to town, and it’s currently my favorite pastime. Luckily, I live in one of the best cities in the country for foodie inspiration!

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Kalei Libby

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 12:22:47 PM / by Ben Dittman posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?

Professionally and personally speaking, I like to emphasize the importance of communication. In my relationships outside of work, I’ve learned that there is no conflict that a good conversation can’t solve, so I try to bring that mindset with me into the professional world.


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

I’m a huge believer in helping people with their worries and woes. If someone is feeling concerned or conflicted, I’d like to help alleviate their stress and help them to see their problems from different perspectives.

 

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Chris Reilly

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Ben Dittman posted in Employee Spotlight, Avea Team, Avea Culture

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What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?

My greatest passion both at work and in my personal life is helping others by solving problems. A very close second is nachos. 


What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

I love to play music live. I like to think that I perform for free and get paid to lug all the equipment around. 


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