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Featured Member – Cassie Lopez

Posted By Bekkijo Kahler, Saturday, June 28, 2014
Updated: Sunday, March 29, 2015

July 2014 Featured Member

One goal of our new website is to engage our members more. With that in mind we are starting a new feature to highlight a different member each month and thank them for their contributions to the Chapter.

Introducing Rainier Chapter APA Featured Member – Cassie Lopez

 Cassie has been working hard with Elaine Burt to keep Cvent going and now is working on learning our new system with yourmembership.com.

Thank you Cassie for you for your continued efforts! As an all volunteer organization we can’t operate without people like you!

RC: How long have you been a member of the Rainier Chapter?
CL: Since January 2013

RC: How has being a member of the APA helped you?
CL: By being a member and getting my CPP, I’ve been able to advance my career and meet some really cool individuals. I think it’s great we have this community of like-minded people.

RC: What is your favorite APA resource?
CL: Payroll Source

RC: Where do you work?
CL: Era Living in Seattle. I’m the Payroll Administrator for 8 upper scale retirement communities around the Puget Sound.

RC: Name one item you couldn’t do your job without:
CL: Excel

RC: What are your favorite things to do when you aren't working?
CL: Spending time with my husband and daughter. I’m also a part time professional photographer on the side – weddings, newborns and families.

RC: What would you be if you didn’t work in payroll?
CL: Travel Photographer

RC: How has being a member of the APA helped you?
CL: By being a member and getting my CPP, I’ve been able to advance my career and meet some really cool individuals. I think it’s great we have this community of like-minded people.

RC: What would you be if you didn’t work in payroll?
CL: Travel Photographer

RC: What is the title of your favorite or most recently read book?
CL: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

RC: What was the best resource you used in passing the exam?
CL: Three things: The Payroll Source and an online study group I joined in Maine.  It was a weekly call in for 10 weeks, following the chapters of the Payroll Source.  It really helped with accountability of studying and feedback when you had questions.  Also the Spring Study Session that the Rainier Chapter hosted as a summary review.

RC: What did you do when you found out you passed the CPP exam?
CL: Let out a deep breath! 

RC: If you won the lottery tomorrow what would you do? 
CL:
Travel!

RC: Where is your favorite place to go on vacation? 
CL:
Hawaii and NC

RC: What is the best perk or benefit of the company you work for?
CL: Orca Pass is 100% paid for.

RC: Do you attend the monthly meetings every month or have a preferred location?
CL: Almost every month.  I attend the Bellevue and Tukwila meetings.  Preferred location is Tukwila.

Thank you Cassie for letting us and all the members get to know you a little bit. We are looking forward to seeing you at the chapter meeting in Bellevue on July 17th!

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