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Contracts Specialist

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Tell us about your role at TRI:

I am the Contracts Specialist and responsible for bidding on Government contracts to acquire Government business for TRI.

Tell us a little about your family:

My husband and I live in St. Paul, MN and have two beautiful daughters. We are very proud of our Irish heritage and love to travel to the homeland as often as we can. We love to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with our extended family every year.

About your education or experience:

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN with a BA in Sociology and a Business minor. I started in the Chemical Industry in 1992 shortly after college working with Tony and helped start TRI in 1994 as the Operations Manager. I left in 1996 to move back home to MN. I took a 23 year hiatus from TRI and worked for Cargill in Supply Chain before rejoining TRI in 2019. I am happy to be back in my new role.

What sort of hobbies do you have?

I enjoy being outside gardening, walking the dog, or geo caching with my family. I treasure our family time on the North Shore in the Fall hiking and enjoying the beauty. I am an avid hockey fan and love supporting our MN Wild and the MN state high school hockey tourney.

What is your favorite thing about working at TRI?

I really like the passion and dedication the team has for making TRI successful.

What would you like people to know about you?

I have a solid work ethic and hold strong values. People that have worked with me in the past know I am reliable and committed to the success of the business.

Other than appearance, what is the first thing that people notice about you?

I have a good sense of humor and believe laughter is the best medicine!

List your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

I will read anything written by Augusten Burroughs, my new recent addiction. He is very entertaining and writes in a way I can relate to. I don’t have a lot of time to listen to podcasts, but when I do I enjoy crime podcasts like Crime Junkie and Counter Clock. When not listening to podcasts, you can usually find my husband and I watching Forensic Files. Must be the sociology major in me.

What three traits define you?

I would say the best three traits that define me would be loyal, reliable, and curious.

What advice would you give your younger-self if you met you as a kid?

My advice to my younger self would be to listen to your parents. It turns out they did know what they were talking about. Being a parent myself, I understand what they were trying to get across.

Major Stocking Points

Port of import

  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Hanahan, SC
  • Houston, TX
  • Little Rock, AK
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Main Sourcing

  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain

Regional Office

  • Flourtown, PA
  • Greenville, SC
  • Nacogdoches, TX
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shanghai, China
  • Southampton, NJ
  • St. Charles, IL
  • Oakland, CA
  • Noblesville, IN

Import Point

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Little Rock, AK
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Custom Blending Facility

  • Bensenville, IL

Additional Sourcing Points

  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain