“My favorite part about my position itself is the variability in day-to-day work. Each day is different from the last, creating a refreshing work environment.”
—Chelsea Lein, Administrative Assistant
How long have you been with NWESI?
I have been with NWESI since November of 2018.
What is your primary role at NWESI, and what does it cover?
I’m the administrative assistant at the AIR office in Coburg. My responsibilities include managing clients and projects, accounts receivable, accounts payable, data entry, assisting project managers to prepare reports, and various other administrative tasks.
What work or experiences led you here?
Just before joining NWESI I graduated from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, where I received a bachelor’s degree in business management. Shortly after graduating I moved back home to help run the family business: Firs Bowl Lanes. It was there that one of our regular bowlers, Chris Johnson, casually mentioned an opportunity at NWESI. Not long after I began working full time at the ASD division.
What’s been a personal or professional growth during your time here?
Due to the nature of my position, I’m often juggling a handful of tasks at the same time. Because of this I’ve learned to prioritize and multitask based upon urgency and importance. In addition, NWESI has helped me develop confidence within a professional workplace.
Do you have a favorite part of your work, and if so, why?
The best part about being on the NWESI team is having a voice. Because NWESI is 100% employee-owned, there’s such an amazing team culture that emphasizes company values. My favorite part about my position itself is the variability in day-to-day work. Each day is different from the last, creating a refreshing work environment. In addition, the people I get the opportunity to work with every day are what makes NWESI such an amazing company.
What do you like to do outside of work?
When I’m not working at NWESI I help my family run Firs Bowl, and spend time on the lanes myself. I’ve been bowling in leagues for 20 years, and attended college on a bowling scholarship. Bowling is one of the greatest sports out there for several reasons, but mostly because it’s a lifelong game that knows no age or physical limitations. My favorite parts of the game are its complexity, diversity, and difficulty. Perpetual perfection in the sport is impossible, which means there is always something to work towards.