Featured Employee of the Month: Sharon Rollings

sharon rollings

She’s the voice that you hear on the other end of the line when you call us. The smiling face behind the replies to your email. She’s the one who ensures that your questions reach the right people and that your concerns never go unresolved. She’s the one who “meets” nearly everyone but rarely actually meets them. 

She’s Sharon Rollings! The unseen superstar of our company and the “circuitboard of our computer.” Sharon runs our office and masterfully handles everything from HR to customer service, to student relations, internal employee communications and more… Without ever complaining that it’s too much to handle. 

We would like to take this month to celebrate Sharon by not only recognizing her for all of the fantastic work that she does everyday, but by also publishing her deepest, darkest secrets on the internet. 

So, who is Sharon? We asked and, as always, she delivered!

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: The Misadventures of the day-dreaming, travel-loving extraordinary mom.

Q: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
A: Definitely paint!

Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
A: Go on an around the world trip.

Q: Where are you originally from?
A: Born in New Jersey, grew up in Winston-Salem.

Q: When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
A: I read!

Q: If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
A: Mary Poppins

Q: What is something you learned in the last week?
A: That conference calls are my least favorite!

Q: What chore do you enjoy the least?
A: Laundry because it never ends..

Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
A: Duh, Jason Momoa.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
A: Travel.

Q: What three traits define you?
A: Loyal, trustworthy, selfless (the last one came from my daughter 😉 ).

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
A: Do more of what makes you happy.

Q: If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: As cliche as it sounds, pizza!

Q: What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
A: Not much – I am pretty much an open book..

Q: Do you have a favorite genre of music?
A: Nope, I am very eclectic.

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be?
A: Mind-reading.

Q: How do you define success?
A: At work I would say meeting goals and surpassing them. In life it’s about choosing a life that makes you truly happy.

Q: If you had to choose one theme for Highland, which would be turned into a book about the company, what would it be?
A: Small company, big heart.

Q: How did you first learn about Highland Canine?
A: Indeed, actually! I could not believe this amazing place had been in my backyard this whole time.

Q: What is your proudest moment at Highland?
A: Helping students – especially our VA students.

Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
A: Feeling accomplished at the end of the day. Whether it was helping a co-worker, students or the bosses. Even though I am behind the scenes I love knowing, in some small way, that I was a part of the success.