Director of Finance
What’s your average day like at Oneupweb?
Well, my #1 priority is to handle as much as I can for the CEO on the financial side so that he can focus his energy on all the other aspects of the business, but having said that, the average day also includes working with our account managers, operations director, and administrative staff in achieving an optimum level of accuracy and communication for our clients.
Tell us about a favorite client moment.
Do I get to name names? Moments on the phone with Chuck from Genesis Career College are among my favorites because he always makes me laugh.
Tell us about a favorite Oneupweb moment.
There’ve been a few, but one of them was a cold wintry day last year when we all got to watch the rare sight of a river otter on West Grand Traverse Bay outside our office windows skating across the ice in this rhythmic run, run, Sliiiiiiiiide, run, run, Sliiiiiiiiide style until he finally reached a little pool of open water to slip back into.
What’s your favorite blog?
Tough to limit to just one since there are a few that magically combine art and culture so beautifully, but the site that comes to the top of my mind is OpenCulture.com because it often serves as the jumping off point and inspiration to so many other great resources for art, philosophy, culture, humor, and everything in between.
What makes Traverse City appealing?
Coming from California, the amazing four seasons (including winter!) will always be special for me, followed by the sense of community and, more recently, the great local food resources we have with our local small organic farmers.
What’s the last song you intentionally listened to?
Santana’s “Europa.” I’ll never forget Carlos sharing the understanding that music cuts deeper than the surgeon’s knife — so his band always says a prayer before they go out on stage to play, in respect of that. This piece has always been the epitome of that for me.
Favorite Spotify/Pandora/Grooveshark station?
I totally get how great something like Spotify can be, but we’re so lucky to have such a wonderful alternative station like WNMC right here in TC – LIVE — with everything from local music to music from all over the world that it continues to be my favorite — without having to be always-connected.
What’s your secret guilty pleasure?
Discovering a new, earthy wine with my best friend/husband.
Favorite book/movie/album/TV show, etc…?
It’s always a case of maybe a top 10 or 5 vs. just one, isn’t it? But among them would be the book Richard Bach’s “Illusions,” the Italian film “Cinema Paradiso”, Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, and the ‘90s TV show “Northern Exposure.”
Tell us something weird/unique/quirky about yourself.
I’m half Icelandic — which maybe explains at least 50% of who I am.
What’s one of life’s simple pleasures?
Creating storylines, art exhibition concepts, and other creative endeavors with my partner/husband.
The Internet is listening: give us your words to live by.
For someone who has a passion for collecting words, parables, and more, this is probably the most challenging question. But among my favorites are these words by Albert Einstein: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
Are you also a financial guru? If so, email Janese directly at email@example.com.