Each month, we like to highlight a member of the NEIRG team so you can learn more about the people who support your personal and financial goals.
This month, we’d like to introduce you to Eileen Valliere, an Accountant and the HR Director at NEIRG.
She joined the team in November 2017 with years of experience in finance. Eileen handles the accounting and human resource management functions at our firm. On a day to day basis, her responsibilities can include accounts payable and receivable, billing, taxes, budgeting and HR compliance matters. Eileen enjoys visiting with family and friends, gardening and reading.
Team Member Spotlight | Q&A with Eileen Valliere
Q: Who is your favorite author?
A: Maeve Binchy. Her books are set in Ireland, which is where all my grandparents are from. I’ve visited there, and I love the country and its culture. The books are about family and many of them include characters from prior books.
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes?
A: “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it, and hang on.” -Theodore Roosevelt
(Just hope it’s a fisherman’s knot!)
There are ups and downs in life, but you have to make the best of every situation and keep trying to do your best.
Q: What is your favorite season?
A: Spring. It’s when everything comes alive.
Q: What is your favorite activity, outdoor or indoor?
A: Gardening is my favorite outdoor activity. I am so amazed every year when the plants actually come back to life. My favorite indoor activity is reading, especially when my cat curls up on my lap.
Q: What is your favorite form of exercise?
Q: What is the most-played song on your playlist?
A: Celtic Woman’s “Amazing Grace.” That song supports my faith. Hearing it gives me comfort and peace, especially when I’m stressed.
Q: What’s your favorite color and why?
A: Pink, because it’s a happy, cheerful color.
Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
A: With my kids and grandkids. My family is my life. I feel so blessed to have three wonderful daughters and, now, to have amazing grandchildren that I get to spend a lot of time with. When I am with them, that is my only focus, and all other worries fall away.
Q: If your life could have a mission statement, what would it be?
A: Do your best at whatever you undertake. Never stop learning, and treat everyone with kindness.