Chad Roberts

Chad Roberts

Apr 8th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

What was your first job?

Pumping Gas back when people fill for you

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Amazing Race

What is your favorite book?

Enders Game

Do you have any pets?

2 Dachshunds

What is the most played song on your music playlist?

Lately…Empire State of Mind

What is the most exotic place you have ever visited?

Cayman Island

What do you like best about the people you work with?

They’re all women

What has been your proudest achievement at TRAX?

Building a world­class web product

What unique quality do you bring to TRAX?

Type A personality!!

Who inspires you to be successful?

Other successful family members.

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

Green Lantern

If you were a fictional character, who would you be?

Jack Ryan

Mary Berkstresser

Mary Berkstresser

May 14th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

What was your first job?

Item Processor at a Bank – destined to be in accounting.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?  

Survivor

What is your favorite book?

Enders Game

Do you have any pets?

2 Dachshunds – I’ve had dogs all my life!

What is the most played song on your music playlist? Audiobooks!

What is the most exotic place you have ever visited?

Bahamas, so amazing and relaxing there!!

What do you like best about the people you work with?

Everyone is like family.

What’s your favorite part of working here?  

Putting out a good product!

What has been your proudest achievement at TRAX?  

The design and development of the software

Who inspires you to be successful?

I guess my parents – I am a Swedish hard worker!!

Your secret advice to any Payroll manager:

Everything is fixable, don’t sweat the small stuff.

Top myth about Payroll / Accounting:

That it’s hard and boring.

Darcy Peluso

Darcy Peluso

Apr 8th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Homeland, Game of Thrones, Oakland Raiders & SF Giants games.

What is the most played song on your music playlist?

Right now, Taylor Swift because my twin 7 year olds love her music.

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?

Gardening Projects

What do you like best about the people you work with?

They are all like family and have great senses of humor.

What unique quality do you bring to TRAX?

Technical background to understand how the internal system works so that I can help provide the client a solution to their challenge.

Who inspires you to be successful?

Mary Berkstresser and my Mom.

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

Cloning myself so I could multi­task more than I do already!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would like to try Italy or Morocco for a period of time!

Your secret advice to any Payroll manager:

Don’t panic, anything can be fixed!

Top myth about Payroll:

You have to be an expert in accounting to process payroll. False, with online payroll systems doing all the tax calculations and deductions for you, you only need a reliable system such as TRAXPayroll.

Joke only accountants understand:

The Optimist says the glass is 1⁄2 Full, the Pessimist says the glass is 1⁄2 Empty, the Sales Rep says “Let’s discuss the benefits of Ice!”

Robbie Jackson

Robbie Jackson

Apr 8th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

 

What was your first job?  

Longs Drug Store.  I had just turned 16 and was the youngest person they had ever hired.  I ended up working there for 13 years both full and part-time.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?  

Survivor

What is your favorite book?  

Hmmm, that’s a tough one.  But ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Pillars of the Earth’ stand out.

Do you have any pets?

Of course!  I love animals.  We have two dogs and two small parrots that scream annoyingly but also make the cutest sounds.  They giggle and laugh at appropriate times – I don’t know how they know, but they do.

What is the most exotic place you have ever visited?  

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?  

Stuff around the house

What do you like best about the people you work with?  

We all have a good sense of humor which is sorely needed in payroll.

What has been your proudest achievement at TRAX?  

Lasting this long!

Who inspires you to be successful?  

Who says I’m successful?

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

I wish I could teleport…

Your secret advice to any Payroll manager:

Review your payroll before you submit it!

Top myth about Payroll:

That it’s boring. Okay, it’s not a myth. Just kidding, clients keep us on our toes, believe me.

Julie Howell

Julie Howell

Apr 8th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

What was your first job?

Domino’s Pizza.  I tried to apply when I was 15…they only hired 16 and over. I walked back in on my 16th birthday. They hired me on the spot for having good follow through.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

The Usual Suspects & Office Space are my favorite movies

What is your favorite book?

Yikes….I can’t seem to narrow down my all-time favorite…so many great books! My most recent favorite is “The Help” though.

Do you have any pets?

We have 5 pets. Officially 4 cats & 1 dog….but the dog tries to be a cat and one of the cats thinks it’s a dog.

What is the most played song on your music playlist?

The whole “Thank You” album by Stone Temple Pilots currently.

What is the most exotic place you have ever visited?

On a business trip in the 90’s…there was some strange restaurant in the Dallas, Texas area with 20+ years of men’s necktie’s snipped and stapled to the walls. I will never forget all those ugly ties. I obviously need to get out more & add to my “exotic” destination list!

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?

The “just made someone’s day easier” kinds.

What do you like best about the people you work with?

That everyone genuinely loves being here & being a team.  Everyone engages in working together to help our clients, coworkers, etc. without hesitation. There’s no “I” in payroll…..haha!!

What’s your favorite part of working here?

That there is always something new to learn and a collaborative effort to learn it together.

Who inspires you to be successful?

My kids. When something seems unreachable to me….I think of how I want them to know hard work and positive thinking will result in success.  That inspires me to press on.

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

I would love to be able to do that nose twitch thing and have the whole house cleaned, laundry folded, hair & make-up perfect….sigh…one can dream!

Sonja Stuart

Sonja Stuart

Sep 23rd, 2015 by Chad Roberts

 

What was your first job?

Marine World Africa USA. (Now known as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

NCIS. I’ve seen every episode most more than once.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cat named Ziva. She’s named after one of the characters in NCIS.

What is the most played song on your music playlist?

It changes every week but this week it is Shawn Mendes “Stitches”

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?

Projects around the house, one at a time to make my house even nicer.

What do you like best about the people you work with?

Everyone is really nice and for the most part not too crazy…. 🙂

What’s your favorite part of working here?

No drama. Just come to work and work.

Who inspires you to be successful?

My daughter, I want her to see you can do or have anything if you work hard enough.

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

To fly. So I never have to sit in traffic again.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A tropical Island somewhere. Where it is always nice a warm.

Meghan Ihle

Meghan Ihle

Apr 8th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Too many to name! I love movies and tv! I will always have a special place in my heart for Friends, and I think Breaking Bad is one of the greatest television shows ever.

What is your favorite book?

To Kill a Mockingbird

Do you have any pets?

Yes, the best little dog in the entire world named Buddy.

What is the most played song on your music playlist?

My playlist is constantly changing depending on my mood!

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?

Any acting projects!  Also, anything involving styling or interior decorating. Does shopping count as a project?

What do you like best about the people you work with?

Everyone is like family, supportive, and has a great sense of humor.

What’s your favorite part of working here?

The TRAX team ☺

Who inspires you to be successful?

My family and friends.

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

To fly. I’ve wanted to fly ever since I was a little kid and obsessed with Peter Pan. And to teleport because, well, that’s just awesome.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A beautiful villa in Italy (gorgeous view and endless wine included).

Your secret advice to any Payroll/ HR manager:  

Triple check everything!

 

Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston

Oct 21st, 2015 by Chad Roberts

 

What was your first job?

Marine World Africa USA. (Now known as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

NCIS. I’ve seen every episode most more than once.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cat named Ziva. She’s named after one of the characters in NCIS.

What is the most played song on your music playlist?

It changes every week but this week it is Shawn Mendes “Stitches”

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?

Projects around the house, one at a time to make my house even nicer.

What do you like best about the people you work with?

Everyone is really nice and for the most part not too crazy…. 🙂

What’s your favorite part of working here?

No drama. Just come to work and work.

Who inspires you to be successful?

My daughter, I want her to see you can do or have anything if you work hard enough.

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

To fly. So I never have to sit in traffic again.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A tropical Island somewhere. Where it is always nice a warm.

Ginel Foy

Ginel Foy

Apr 16th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

Certifications: Registered Dental Assistant

 

What was your first job?

Ice cream scooper at Thrifty Jr

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Lord of the Rings, Stand by me, Goonies, Breakfast club.

Do you have any pets?

A cat, Salem.  Foster turned permanent family member.

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?  

Crafts,  I would like to learn how to refurbish old furniture.

What do you like best about the people you work with?

They are down to earth real people.  Easy to go to with questions.

What’s your favorite part of working here?  

The people – always work as a team.  The environment – very comfortable family-like atmosphere.

What has been your proudest achievement at TRAX?

Organizing the supply cabinet ;o)

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

Invisibility and Telepathy- so I can mess with people.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

New Zealand.  Just so I could visit Hobbiton and go to The Green Dragon pub.

Your secret advice to any Payroll manager:

Schedule a training with Darcy.

Nalini Peela

Nalini Peela

Apr 16th, 2015 by TRAXPayroll

 

What was your first job?

Worked as a Programmer in India.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Hard to name just a few. I watch a lot of movies, especially thrillers.

What is your favorite book?

At the moment it is ASP.Net MVC.

What are your favorite kinds of projects to work on?

Anything that’s challenging.

What do you like best about the people you work with?

All of them are very hardworking and helpful.

What’s your favorite part of working here?

Flexibility and trust. I love being treated as a family member.

Who inspires you to be successful?

My dad

If you could be a superhero, what would your super powers be?

I wish I had the power to treat any ailment.

If you were a fictional character, who would you be?

Baymax from Big Hero 6. My kids like him a lot.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Anywhere in India. I wish I could move back to India and stay close to my parents.

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