Describe your current role
I mainly assist Ron with whatever he needs but, I also provide some assistance to
my other colleagues when needed. I have always had a tendency to get bored
with my job but, working at AminoGenesis I am very fortunate to have a wide
range of responsibilities so that just doesn’t happen. On any day I could find
myself taking care of travel arrangements, preparing export documents, proof
reading, preparing PO’s, searching for clinicals/articles, organizing trade shows,
trademarks or trying new AminoGenesis products (my favorite part!). We all wear
many hats here so it is really hard to “define a roll”. We all have our designated
responsibilities but we all are able to assist each other when it is necessary or do
whatever is needed that is currently not defined and a responsibility. I guess you
could say we all have each others backs and are willing to do what it takes to get
the job done.
Mission Viejo, CA
Laguna Niguel, CA
I have combination / acne prone skin. Until I started working at AminoGenesis I found myself always desperately trying to balance out my skin. It was always some sort of “skin care emergency”. My skin was never balanced, I was always trying to combat excessively dry skin or really bad break outs. I would have maybe 1 or 2 “good skin” days a week which as a woman doesn’t make you feel very beautiful. I was afraid to use moisturizers before working here. They usually had oils or something in them that always ended up making me breakout – even if it was for oil control, acne prone or combination skin. If I used something to combat the acne, it ended up drying my skin to the point where it was flaky or peeling – and we all know make up doesn’t not apply very well over flaky, peeling skin.
Favorite AminoGenesis Product (photos, videos, etc.)
My favorite products right now are AGE Control, Eye Control, Tripeptinon, Perfect
Reflection, Really Really Clean and Cocoon. Wow! I didn’t realize how hard it
would be to answer this question. I love all of the products but, these are my “can’t
live without products” which is pretty amazing because I would have never thought
I would be able to use products like these with my skin type before trying
Favorite Hobbies (photos, videos, etc.)
I love to cook and bake so I always have a great time when friends come over for
dinners and beer/wine tastings. Friends may also get convinced to play a game of
Sequence or cards – I love games of strategy! I also love to take advantage of all
the great trails by my home by taking my two rescue dogs out for hikes.
How did you end up with your current role?
I was unhappy with my job at the time and I was searching high and low for a new
job. With a lot of prayers and faith I knew something great would come along.
After a few months of looking, I found this posting on Monster.com for an opening
at a skin care company that would enable me to wear many hats. Being
passionate about skin care and beauty products I was very excited and applied.
With feelings of excitement and wondering if ANYONE ever got an interview from
Monster much less a job… I waited for a reply and kept my good thoughts. I was
very excited when I got a reply pretty quickly and I interviewed. The rest is history
– 12 years now… I still like to think back to the day when I was in Ron’s office
shortly after I started. He was looking at his emails and said “Oh look, there’s
someone who wants your job”, I said “They can’t have it, it’s mine”.
Favorite story from working at AminoGenesis?
I always love hearing stories that our customers share with us. Our long time
customer, Pat travels a lot between the US and Thailand. On one of her trips,
customs stopped her because they didn’t think the woman in the passport photo
was her. They said she looked much younger than the woman in the photo and it
couldn’t possibly be her. Well, it was her! It always makes me feel proud of where
I work to hear stories like this. I love working for a company that produces
products that actually do what they say, products that work beautifully for a more
A time you failed or made a mistake? How did you recover?
One time I was booking a flight for Bill. The day after I booked the flight I realized I
made a mistake on his travel dates – the fare was a non-refundable ticket. What
quite a few people don’t know (and airlines don’t freely share this information) is
that there is a 24 hour period where you can make a change to travel dates or
even cancel a flight if it is a mistake. I was within the 24 hour time period so I was
able to make my necessary change without penalty. Always pays to double check
How has your work impacted your life?
I have truly been blessed. The average person spends 1/3 of their day at work 5
days a week. Your job has a big impact on your life, your happiness, your health.
It is a known fact that the average person brings home their work with them. How
could you not? You spend 8 or 8+ hours 5 days a week there.
I am very fortunate to work in such a great environment with people that are like
family. I have a boss that truly cares about the health and wellbeing of everyone
that works for him. So much so we have a workout room for us to use. Every day
I wake up I am happy to be going to work and I leave work each day feeling
blessed. Not to mention, it also helps that we have a workout room too so I can
get my workout in right after work before going home. Now that’s a beautiful thing.
Anything else to share?
No, you can’t have my job, it’s mine. LOL!