Every quarter, One Source Services, Inc. spotlights a vital employee who adds huge value to our practice.
Our second quarter 2019 employee spotlight shines on Elyse Kimberley.
A Continuous Improvement Specialist, Elyse maintains business growth and momentum by working with our search engine optimization (SEO) guru, improving workflow processes, and handling customer service.
Elyse is the brains behind our website and social media content, putting a glam face on the slightly less glamorous job of accounting with her user-friendly, informational, and aesthetically pleasing content.
In 2016, when One Source Services was just getting started, Anna hired Elyse as her first official employee and they humbly began in Anna’s garage office.
Since then, the company has grown from the garage to a penthouse office space at one of the busiest intersections in Los Angeles.
Elyse’s background is primarily customer service, management, and office administration. She was the Customer Service Quality Control Manager for a tech start-up eventually taken over by PayPal, oversaw a call center for a large armored car service, managed an office for a wholesale diamond dealer in the L.A. jewelry district, spent a decade as an “Executive Team Leader” in Target stores, and even served a few years at Disney in their cable television division.
With such a variety of quality experiences, Elyse has been able to improve upon a wide range of valuable skills. She started as an Assistant Bookkeeper to Anna and has since grown into her current position.
“Anna is so good at identifying someone’s strengths and then putting those skills to use,” Elyse said fondly. “Anna’s passion for teaching and her openness to new ideas has made this one of my favorite jobs ever.”
Elyse is also a wife, mother of two daughters aged 15 and 8, and the proud owner of several adopted pets including a dog named Alice and a blind foster cat named Opal Moonstone.
Thanks to Anna’s flexibility and One Source Services’ cloud-based operation, Elyse is able to work from home.
Having flexible work hours and telecommuting has allowed Elyse to more effectively divide her time between her children, pets, and work.
She said, “As corny as it may sound, my job with One Source Services is very close to my dream job. I get to work from home with my animals, drop off and pick up my kids from school every day, have scheduling flexibility when I need it, do work tasks that I love, collaborate with people who I admire and enjoy, and report to the best boss ever!”
When Elyse isn’t working, she enjoys playing with her animals, crocheting, and riding roller coasters. She enjoys Downtown Abby, dark chocolate and the occasional mojito. “I used to love swing dancing,” she said, “I could even do the Lindy Hop! Ballroom dancing, too. The first dance at my wedding was a freestyle Foxtrot like Fred & Ginger used to do. I roped my then fiancé into taking dance lessons with me to pull it off.”
We at One Source Services are very happy that Elyse is a part of our team. We look forward to many more happy years with her!