Please help us give a warm welcome to Beth Valley, who is the new Executive Assistant/H.R. Coordinator here at Sebago!
Beth has a strong background working as an Executive Assistant in her career at MaineHealth, working in Cardiology and Administration. She also has extensive legal assistant/paralegal experience at one of Maine’s largest law firms. While her work qualifications are very impressive, we believe her fun personality, positive attitude, and willingness to help make her a great fit for the position and our company.
We are very excited to have Beth as part of our team, and we look forward to her valuable contributions in her new role, and seeing her thrive with the rest of the team at Sebago!
Where did you grow up and what other places have you lived in throughout your life?
I was born in Marietta, Ohio. As part of an Air Force family, we moved around, living in Arizona, Virginia, England and then to Maine.
Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?
I enjoy quiet places, the woods, lakes and oceans.
What three traits define you?
My daughter helped me with this one optimistic, loyal and generous. Sometimes it is hard to define yourself.
What was your very first job, and what did you learn from it?
I worked for a family friend in a real estate office answering phones and cleaning apartments after people had vacated them. I learned that not everyone cleans up after themselves.
What is your favorite part of the type of work that you do?
Always the people.
What was your journey like to get where you are?
Long …. I’m not a spring chicken you know. I worked as a legal secretary and paralegal for a number of years in Portland law firms. I then worked in healthcare (medical/behavioral health) prior to coming to Sebago.
What are your hobbies outside the office?
Gardening, hikes in the woods, canoeing and outdoor music.
What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?
The Sebago Technics website and information about the company was very inviting. I wanted to make a change but as you may know, it is often difficult to leave what is familiar to you. I really enjoy the diversity in age of employees at Sebago and the team effort.
Favorite thing to do in Maine?
Not sure I have a favorite thing to do. Just enjoying Maine for its beauty and four seasons.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Top three life highlights?
Naomi, Katie and Bruce my children.
Do you have a hidden talent? If so, tell us about it!
Volunteer work, not sure it is a hidden talent, but where my heart is.
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
A bird flying freely.
Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
Favorite Holiday and why?
Christmas for its true meaning.
What is the best concert you attended?
ZZ Top was fun many moons ago.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I hitchhiked from Maine to West Virginia when I was a teenager.
What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?
Ice fishing, snowshoeing, the beach, concerts, boating and cookouts.
When you think about working at Sebago Technics, what makes you proudest or most excited?
I really enjoy the idea of a team effort that works.