Being with a company for a decade or more is almost unheard of these days, but Dawn Woodrow has officially been with Softdocs for 10 years (and counting)! What’s made her stay and how has she seen the company change since she started back in 2003? We decided to interview her for the scoop.
What did you do before coming to Softdocs?
I was a professional ballet and jazz dancer. I started like so many little girls when I was just 5 years old. I used to work on cruise ships and do stage productions. I went on my first tour 3 days after I graduated high school. I was all over the place in the states, St. Thomas, USVI and Japan. I retired from the dance world when I was only 26 due to a back injury.
What do you like most about the company?
I love how family-oriented Softdocs is. A person couldn’t ask for better bosses than Mike & Robert. They truly care about their employees.
How have you seen Softdocs evolve over the past decade?
Softdocs has grown leaps & bounds. I was the 12th person in the company when I came 10 years ago. It’s unbelievable the growth we have experienced. We now have over 60 employees.
What has been the most exciting/memorable/fun thing about working here?
There are so many great moments. The best part about working here is that company functions are truly enjoyable. Whether it’s a Christmas party or Bridge, we all have a great time together.
How has your position evolved over the years?
When I was hired, it was basically to place customer consumable orders (like printers, scanners, forms, etc.) and go to a few trade shows. After about a year, I took over quoting for the sales team and it’s grown from there.
What would you say is most challenging about your position?
The most challenging part is that everybody wants what they need to be a priority. Thankfully, I juggle well.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day starts with placing customer consumable orders. From there it can vary from producing quotes for our sales team to processing new software projects. After being here for so long, I am kind of a go-to person. If somebody doesn’t know who they need, I can help or get you to the right person.
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most is that my job is never boring! I love the interaction I have with our customers. Things are constantly changing and something new is always on the horizon for Softdocs.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
Outside of work, I am an avid runner. I have run several races from 5k’s to half marathons to full marathons and even an ultra. It keeps me sane & young.
As a family, we enjoy our boat on the lake. You can find me, my husband, Todd, our 9 year old daughter, Sydney Kate and our mutt Gretel on Lake Murray.
Happy Anniversary, Dawn! We appreciate your hard work and dedication!