It’s employee spotlight time again and we’re excited to catch up with Heather Sharbaugh this week. We’ve asked her some interesting questions and we love her answers!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to learn to play an instrument, specifically the piano.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

First, I would take my kids to Disney World or any other place they would love to go. Then, I would take my best friends to a tropical beach. And after that, I would be responsible and invest.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? 

I love to read or go for a run. Depending on my mood or motivation, it’s a toss-up what I would do.

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? 

I used to play tennis in high school but haven’t kept with it throughout the years. Lately, I have been learning to play tennis again and that has been really fun! Especially when I get to play with my co-workers!

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? 

This was the easiest questions: cleaning and scrubbing the shower.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? 

I would love to be able to visit with my grandparents again. They all passed away when I was younger and I would have a new appreciation for their stories and perspectives now.

What three traits define you? 

I asked a friend of mine what they thought were three defining traits for me and their answers were inquisitive, altruistic, and loyal. They may have mentioned something about being stubborn as well. 

Ten years ago, who did you think you would be now?  

Honestly, almost exactly what I am doing now. I love my kids; I have a great job. I would love to be able to travel more.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? 

I am having a hard time deciding whether it would involve animals or something creative such as painting or photography. I would love to be an animal photographer. From capturing the personalities of dogs and cats in shelters to traveling and photographing elephants. 

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? 

It would be the same advice I received after I had my kiddos: each phase doesn’t last forever. Things may be hard; they may be difficult but it too shall pass. Time does wonders for our perspective.

What is your favorite thing about working at Sassafras? 

I get to combine my analytical, organized self with my creative self. And there are so many opportunities to learn from my colleagues, my clients, etc.