Michelle Redfield
Portland
Contact Michelle Redfield:

What is your job title, and what does that position entail?

I am the receptionist. As the receptionist I answer the phones, direct calls, emails & guests, file, order supplies & company lunches. Most importantly though, I let everyone know when the taco truck arrives in the morning!

How long have you worked at Olympus, where did you come from? A little history of how you got involved with Olympus?

I went to school with the wife of one of our sales engineers and she suggested applying. I joined the Olympus family in March 2018 and they have loved me ever since 😉

What do you like best about working at Olympus?

I love that I like everyone I work with, that everyone gets to walk by my desk and say hi to me on their way in or out, that the CEOs of the company know my name,  the fun outside of work activities like girls nights with the CARs, the hardworking yet laid back attitude everyone has….and that there are dogs here 🙂

 

Describe some of your hobbies – what do you like to do outside of work?

I am raising three daughters so that in itself keeps my life pretty full and entertaining! Soccer and basketball games, dance fitness, art projects, movie nights, camping, concerts, beach trips… and I am currently training them to be theatre nerds like me!

What are some key lessons you have taken from your career thus far?

There’s no micro managing here; you own your position and are the one responsible for making sure it is done. It’s certainly teaching me to be more disciplined & organized. I am enjoying this balance of working on my own while still having a team dynamic and supporting each other as needed. Everyone here is eager to help and works together so well as we all have the same goals of making the customers happy!

What is one thing your customers might find surprising about you?

I do photography professionally on the side.