Employee Spotlight – Lisa Albright
Q. Job Title
Project Manager, Transcription Division
Q. Please provide a brief job description:
I manage transcription projects which entails handling client correspondence, processing audio files, managing assignments to transcribers, and ensuring quality transcripts reach the clients within tight deadlines.
Q. When did you join Focus Forward?
Q. What do you like best about working at Focus Forward?
I love working for a small company. I feel like an important part of the team, and like I make a valuable contribution. I’ve been lucky in that the people on our team are great to work with. They make me look forward to going to work in the morning.
Q. Tell us a little about where you grew up. Are you a Philadelphia native?
I grew up in Dillsburg, a small town south of Harrisburg, PA. It is a somewhat suburban, but mostly rural area in the heart of what some people like to call “Pennsyltucky”.
Q. What is a unique or fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know?
I come from a family of beekeepers. It’s been the family hobby/business for generations. I used to go out to the hives with my dad until I got stung one too many times. Now my dad and brother do all the beekeeping. We sell the honey, and make candles/Christmas tree ornaments out of the wax. We also used to enter our honey in the Farm Show in Harrisburg every year, and almost always won a ribbon.
Q. What are your hobbies?
I love to learn new languages. I speak Spanish, French, and a little bit of Italian. I used to be a Spanish/English translator for a school district, and I went to graduate school in Paris so I could learn French. If I ever find the time, I really want to start studying a non-Latin based language, maybe Arabic.
I’m also an avid poker player. My game is Texas hold ‘em, and I prefer to play in bar tournaments or friends’ houses over the casino. I’m not a high stakes kind of gal. I’m in it for the game!
Q. What was your first car?
’94 Pontiac Grand Prix – I loved that car, it was indestructible. I once rear-ended a station wagon which crumbled up like tin foil and my car barely had a scratch on it!