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Employee Spotlight: Anne Verville

Anne Verville – Administrative Assistant & Animal Rescuer

1.  What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?
I was drawn to the reputation, location, and professional, friendly, helpful team culture.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
I have learned that people mean what they say. For example, when they say they are glad to offer assistance, they mean it – they happily answer questions and show me how to do something. They never tire of answering questions.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?
The Autumn, since we have wonderful views of colorful trees and the Merrimack from our fifth-story windows.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
This, because it’s about me!
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I was able to complete a project ahead of my projected time.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Two: New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
My mother’s Italian meat pie.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have one dog, one cat, and 13 chickens – if they qualify? Our rescue dog had been named Lacy by her foster parents. Our son named our cat Athena after another kitten he had seen at the shelter but had just been adopted.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
It is the home to the crazy “Grass Drags” race, which occurs annually on farmland. It is also home to the “Mast Tree Riot”, in which Colonial Americans protested the British hewing down their best trees for use as ship masts.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Travel to Europe, Asia – anywhere across the ocean, actually.
2. Buy an electric car that truly leaves a small carbon footprint.
3. Have a grandchild or two. That last one depends upon my son, though.

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
I’m guessing people and pets aren’t included, and that food and water are not an issue. In that case, I’d bring:
1. Books
2. A radio
3. Photos

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Open-mindedness
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
An 80-year-old photo of my great grandmother.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A veterinarian.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I would be too scared to think of anything except, “I’m going to die!” (I’m scared when I ride a roller-coaster!)

About Christina Slosek

Christina is a marketing/proposal coordinator at Hoyle Tanner. She excels in organization, multitasking, and creating proposals that are both orderly and eye-catching. When she is not at work, you can find her watching Netflix with some dark chocolate, playing with her kids, taking photos of her pets, and pranking her husband.