For our next Meet the Matern Team post, get to know more about Teresa West. Teresa joined our company in 2000, bringing great experience and dedication from her Atlanta roots where she staffed the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and appeared on her local TV news promoting free tacos while wearing a Styrofoam Taco and getting stuck on an escalator in Downtown Atlanta.  Teresa has a great sense of humor, easily adapts to the ever-changing needs of our busy staffing office, and is dedicated to helping her teammates, employees and clients! 

Did you have any personal accomplishments during Covid? 
Yes, I rescued a puppy. The walls in my home were not very friendly so I thought about what was missing and wham, it was a dog. Her name is Gracie. I rescued her and she rescued me. 

Would you rather be a shark diver or public speaker? 
I’d rather be a Shark Diver as long as I am in a protected cage.   

What’s on your summer bucket list? 
Just checked off the visit to the family in Atlanta. My daughters turns 30 this year so I am working on a surprise for her trip to Charleston, a tiki bar boat tour. I also hope to visit the beach and be up for anything fun and impromptu. 

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? 
Honey Nut Cheerios. Some are shaped like hearts!! 

What’s your go-to productivity trick? 
I would say to breathe and think positively. I also enjoy taking a couple of laps around the building for some fresh air and vitamin D. 

What was your dream job when you were a kid?  
I thought I wanted to be a nurse. So, in high school, I enrolled in the nursing program but the first trip to a nursing home (in the 70’s) I changed my mind. Though nursing didn’t work out, I knew I wanted to do something that would allow me to help people. 

What are you reading or watching right now?  
I am currently reading a book; Mrs. Entwhistle Takes a Road Trip where “She gets her kicks on Route 66” 

What’s your favorite way to relax after the work week?  
I enjoy walks with my puppy and without my phone. We try to do 2 miles every evening as soon as I get home.  I also enjoy sipping a glass of wine while Sitting on the patio listening to birds.  My hummingbird feeders are very active this year.  I enjoy watching them as well. 

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