Jen Jones took an interesting path to TargetSolutions. After studying journalism and public relations at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she went on to work several different career tracks, including retail, leadership and organizational development, and now account management for TargetSolutions’ Strategic Risk Management Business Unit.
This August, Jen will mark her two-year anniversary at TargetSolutions. But an even bigger celebration will come in July when she enjoys her six-year anniversary with husband Adam.
Together, the two enjoy home improvement and decorating. They have a 1950s-style ranch house in Poway, Calif. During the holidays, they go all out, decorating as if they were auditioning the home to be used as the Griswolds in the next Christmas Vacation movie, Jen says.
Adam and Jen have two dogs. Kyra, an 8-year-old Husky, and Roxy, a 10-year-old Kelpy mix.
Here is a Q&A from a recent conversation with Jen.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
My job is the perfect blend of two things I am truly passionate about, learning and customer service. It is my goal to continually help others find ways to streamline their job productivity and achieve their performance targets, leading to higher levels of engagement and satisfaction both in and out of work. I enjoy forming a strong bond with my customers, not just from a business perspective but also on a personal level. I love hearing about their families, vacations, favorite coffee spots and so much more. It is these relationships and my ability to provide continuous learning opportunities that make coming to work each day a pleasure.
You can only use three words – how would you describe yourself?
Persistent. Realistic. Fun-loving.
Who do you admire most and why?
My husband, Adam, is one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He has such a great attitude toward life and how to live it. He lives in the present, and has faith everything eventually works out in the end. As a Kindergarten teacher he is eternally patient, kind, and funny. He brings joy, not only to my life, but to all those he touches.
What is your favorite movie and why?
It is cruel to make me choose just one, so I will narrow it down to a few. First, Gone with the Wind, which is also my favorite book. I love historical novels, and Gone with the Wind was adapted well for the screen. Couple that with fantastic casting, cutting-edge (for its time) color cinematography, and a realistic ending, how could it not be in my top faves. Second, I LOVE the original Star Wars Trilogy. There isn’t enough space to list the reasons why I am such a fan. Third, anything by John Hughes – anything.
If you had total control over the universe, what would you change on Day 1?
While I do have control issues, I do not have any desire to control the universe. I’ll leave that to a higher power.