We are excited to proudly highlight a different employee each month to offer an inside look into the culture and community that make up The Sembler Company. Learn more about Sembler and the people who have found a home here through our spotlight employee interviews! This month, it is Melissa Segrc.
Chelsea Rogers, Director of Marketing: What has been your favorite part about working at The Sembler Company?
Melissa Segrc, Finance & Tax Administrator: Knowing that this company has been in business for over 50 years and seeing the longevity of employment with many of my co-workers, I feel very blessed to work where I feel like I am part of family. I look forward to coming to work every day. Another favorite part is that the Sembler organization is very involved in charity and volunteering throughout the year, giving back to our communities as well as inspiring all of us to live a healthier and active lifestyle thru Go365 Challenges.
Chelsea: What is your role at The Sembler Company and when did you start working here?
Melissa: My title is Finance & Tax Administrator and I have been working here since January 2015. I’ve learned that time seems to fly when you love where you work and what you do. 4 years has passed in a blink of an eye!
Chelsea: Before you started working at The Sembler Company, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Melissa: The most interesting position I’ve held… I would have to say was working as a Paralegal for an Attorney in Chicago that was representing family members of the six (6) deceased flight crew members that perished on Aeroméxico Flight 498 that crashed in Cerritos, CA back on August 31, 1986.
Chelsea: Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
Melissa: Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe!
Chelsea: What was your first job?
Melissa: At 14 years old, I obtained a work permit and I had three jobs at one time! On weekends, I would work at our family friend’s banquet hall, serving 40 to 50 people in one evening at wedding receptions and other events. I also had a babysitting job and worked as a lifeguard for a 365-unit apartment complex. This has helped me to develop a strong work ethic from a very young age.
Chelsea: What is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
Melissa: I spent a month in Costa Rica, traveling the country and exploring different areas such as beaches, volcanoes, hot springs, and rain forests. Having over 10,000 species of plants and trees, I was lucky enough to do a Canopy Tour while walking on hanging bridges over 1,000 ft off the ground. This was quite the experience. The Costa Rican lifestyle is very organic and the people are very friendly.