Valerie Roberts works at Mackoul Risk Solutions in the Accounting Department. Valerie joined the team in the summer of 2012 and has studied at SUNY Canton and Penn Foster College. She previously worked as a Veterinary Assistant and enjoys spending time with friends, beach volleyball, paddle boarding and traveling.
Get to Know Valerie
What does your title mean to you?
My title as accounting associate means to be responsible when interacting with coworkers and clients and helping with any billing questions and needs.
What gets you fired up about coming to work?
My co-workers are very fun to be around. I also enjoy helping customers.
What’s your biggest success to date at Mackoul Risk Solutions?
Earning my certificate of outstanding achievement in the year 2014!
Why did you go into insurance? What do you enjoy most?
I went into insurance to expand my knowledge on it. I didn’t know much about it and how it affects your every day life. I enjoy learning something new every day.
What advice would you give to someone interested in starting a career in insurance?
Take everything in and learn as much as you can.
What’s your favorite song on your playlist? Why?
My favorite song on my playlist is Proudest Monkey by Dave Matthews Band. I enjoy all his music and this one in particular reminds me of the summer.
Who would you most like to meet and why?
The comedian Louis C.K. because he is hilarious!
What character trait do you most admire?
A sense of humor.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Take one day at a time.
Describe your typical day at Mackoul.
A typical day at Mackoul Risk Solutions is invoicing policies and speaking to clients in regards to payments.
Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, kind, and loyal.
What is the one thing you cannot do without?
Can you share your favorite quote? What does it mean to you?
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe
What it means to me is to not say no to everything and take chances. Don’t be scared because life is too short.
What’s your favorite travel spot?
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?