Margarita is the office coordinator extraordinare at Sound - keeping our ship headed in the right direction.
Describe your role at Sound
As Office Coordinator, I provide support for all clinical services. I assist clinicians and patients with scheduling appointments, organizing insurance and payments. I ensure the office is running efficiently by answer phone calls and communicating with providers and surrounding clinics while keeping everybody grounded, laughing, and focused. My Spidey sense is being able to see around corners.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Vibrant, Loyal, Funny.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
I love that that I’m learning so much here. Everyday has its constants but brings about new surprises and new information. I also really am enjoying interacting with the staff, families, and patients.
What led you to working at Sound?
I was seeking a change from the fast-paced start-up tech world and was attracted to the smaller community feel of Sound, where I can help create processes.
What’s something about you that not many people know?
I collect keychains from all over the world. It started back when my sister went to Vegas for the first time and got a keychain that actually said MARGARITA on it. Then I started getting them from my other sister and it snowballed – friends and family know to buy them for me when they travel. I now have 45 or so – Jamaica, Catalina Islands, Kazakhstan, Japan, Florida, Chicago, the list goes on and on.
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I have a fear of flying. My friends do an annual “friends trip” and I haven’t been for the past three years. I would love to go to Jamaica (where they are planning to go in November) and get over that fear… and get my own key chain from Jamaica!
Where are we most likely to find you when not at work?
I binge watch the Food Network, so I will be in someone else’s kitchen. I will be both eating and cooking food.
Before working at Sound what was the most unusual or crazy job you had?
I was 17 and working as a grocery bagger for Nob Hill Foods. It’s like playing Tetris with groceries. I qualified for the Grocer Bagger’s Championships and I placed fourth – I lost to Jeff from my own store.
Anything else fun to share?
I am the youngest of six kids, yet I’ve never broken a bone! But there’s always Jamaica.