Introducing Katherine Richardson!
Katherine is our newest team member and has joined our Docsol team in August 2019. Katherine will answer some quirky questions so we can get a better insight to our new Sales Administration Assistant.
Q. Tell me a little about your personal life – are you married, children, etc?
A. I grew up in Brisbane. After study and travel, I moved to the Gold Coast for a job and a sea change. My husband was moving to Australia from Ireland and I thought it would be a nice lifestyle choice for us. We’ve been here for almost 9 years and love it, even more so since having our son who’s a massive water baby. I love renovating and cooking, and if I had more time, I’d like to do something creative like painting or pottery.
Q. How did you become a Sales Administration Assistant?
A. I’ve worked in various administrative roles for around 12 years in different industries. Most recently I worked in Marketing and Communications Administration at an environmental consultancy. I love the variety of administrative work and I love working in a support capacity. I also find there are so many skills I’ve learned in admin that I use in other areas of my life so I think it’s all valuable.
Q. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A. Calm, positive, stubborn.
Q. What is something about you that nobody here at Docsol knows?
A. I played the baritone for 8 years and the trombone for 5 years in school. I was super cool.
Q. What is the best thing since sliced bread?
A. Our dishwasher! We lived without one for 10 years and recently got one. It’s been life changing.
Q. What is the best trip you have taken – where and why?
A. When I was 22, I traveled around South America for 5 months. Not only did I see and do incredible things like swim with jaguars and pink river dolphins in the Amazon River, catch and cook piranhas, watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and meet my future husband, but it was my first true taste of absolute freedom and independence. I don’t think anything could ever top it.
Q. If you won 1 million dollars, how would you spend it?
A. I’d sell our current house and put half towards a house closer to the beach. The rest I’d invest and share the interest with family and friends, charities, research organisations, and of course travel.
Q. Name five famous people (dead or alive) that you would invite to your dinner party.
A. David Attenborough, Will Ferrell, Jack Nicholson, Freddie Mercury and John Lennon.
Q. Are you a dog or cat person?
Q. If money and time was not an obstacle, what would you do with your life?
A. I’d split my time between Australia, Ireland and world travel. I’d like to build a sustainable home in each country and generally live a more sustainable lifestyle. If I didn’t work, I’d volunteer for environmental and humanitarian causes.