To succeed at the Reynolds Defense Firm, each employee must be a ‘solid’ individual. Now, ‘solid’ is a pretty high standard. And the fact that all our employees meet that standard is one of the reasons why we’re great at what we do – which is working together to support our clients. It’s important that we take the time to appreciate our team members, giving an inside look to the culture and community that make up Reynolds Defense Firm. This month, we shine the spotlight on Lizzie!
What drew you to RDF/Why did you want to work here, specifically?
The people. I was heartbroken to leave my last position because I was working in a huge firm and somehow enjoyed working with every person there. When I was going through the interview process at RDF, I was looking at it through an exploratory lens. After my first conversation with Dan, I knew I wanted to be a part of this team. The dedication to both our clients and each other has made this transition better than I could have ever hoped for.
What’s one of your biggest passions?
I was a dancer growing up and music has always been a huge part of my life. I like to find locations where I can immerse myself in the music and scenery and let all of my problems disappear for a little while. Whether it is in my car at Overlook Park with a bass so heavy you can feel it shake you, or sitting in a field and watching the pollen dance to the melody.
Pre-Covid my favorite activity was going to concerts. I used to look on this website that listed all the concerts in Portland. I would find a cheap concert, look up a song or two by the artist, then buy a ticket. I would often go by myself or with a friend.
What is one of your favorite family traditions?
As Cuban’s we celebrate Christmas Eve instead of Christmas day. Traditionally you are supposed to cook a whole pork in the ground. But, since I grew up in the suburbs we would cook a pork leg. This year it was a 22 pounds and we put it in the oven at 2am. We eat it with rice, beans, plantain maduros, plantain tostones, yuca, and flan.
Spin the globe where do you hope your finger lands on for your next adventure?
I would love to go to Cuba and meet my family and see where my dad was raised. I can’t do that yet, but one day.