Employee Spotlight- Tavia Vincent – Business Technology

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1.​ How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​get​ ​started​ ​in​ ​the​ ​business?
I went to college for Travel & Tourism Management and have an associate’s degree in the field.
Although I was open to any job in the travel industry, I got offered a job at a travel agency during
my internship and the rest is history!

2. What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​challenge​ ​you’ve​ ​faced​ ​professionally?
Challenging travelers are always a treat; for some reason my “kill ‘em with kindness” trick
worked and then they latched on and I couldn’t get rid of them!

3.​ ​​Tell​ ​me​ ​a​ ​little​ ​about​ ​your​ ​family.
My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 21 years this month (yes we were babies when
we got married) and we have two children; Caitlin – almost 16, and Trey – 12. We have two
dogs, Sadie- Cairn Terrier and Chase – Beagle.

4.​ ​ What​ ​do​ ​you​ ​see​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​biggest​ ​turning​ ​points​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life?
The unexpected loss of my father. There is something to be said about being able to have one
last conversation and to prepare yourself for what is coming and I didn’t get either of those.

5.​ ​ ​What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​thing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​on​ ​a​ ​day​ ​off?
Define ‘day off’??? HA! A day off of work means I am carting my kids somewhere or at a
baseball or football field watching my son play. On occasion I get to treat myself with a meal out
with my girlfriends!

6. What​ ​are​ ​you​ ​the​ ​most​ ​proud​ ​of?
Well the mom in me will answer ‘my kids and their accomplishments’ but in addition to that I am
proud of myself for overcoming all of the curve balls life seems to like throwing my way!

7. What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​best​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​advice​ ​you’ve​ ​ever​ ​received?
Even the strongest people have their moments of weakness.

8.​ ​Which​ ​talent​ ​would​ ​you​ ​most​ ​like​ ​to​ ​have?
I would like to sing in tune!

9. What​ ​local​ ​non-profit​ ​organization(s)​ ​are​ ​you​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​or​ ​involved​ ​with,​ ​and
are​ ​there​ ​any​ ​special​ ​reasons​ ​why?
Sting Cancer/Pink Out – I have too many friends and family that have been affected by cancer
to not do anything! Last year I was part of a committee that raised over $90,000 for a
community member and his family who suffers from colon cancer.

10.​ ​ What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​book​ ​or​ ​the​ ​last​ ​good​ ​book​ ​you​ ​read?
Night Road by Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite books. Kristin Hannah and Jodi Picoult are
two of my favorite authors.