Jessica Soule started at Compendia (that's one of the companies FRONTSTEPS acquired) back in 2011 and has beena valuable part of the homebuilder team. She started out in the ManufacturedProducts team and quickly moved on to learning content for which she is now thein-house expert. She constantly reviews our content to make sure it reflectsstate laws. Sounds pretty intense! Read on for more about Jessica and how she contributes to the FRONTSTEPS team.
What’s oneor two fun, unique facts that you can share about yourself!
Growingup I was a competitive figure skater for a few years and did dance(ballet/jazz) simultaneously. I’m no longer doing competitive figure skating,but still have my skates and enjoy visiting the rink from time to time (it’slike riding a bike!). I continued my pursuit of dance and was on my high schooldance team, continuing to dance into my college years.
How longhave you been working at FRONTSTEPS and tell us what a typical day for you islike!
Ihave been working with FRONSTEPS officially for two years, but started withCompendia back in 2011, so I’ve been doing this job for almost seven years. Myjob in a nutshell includes writing and putting together our maintenance manualsfor our Resident and Homeowners Associations, overseeing and troubleshootingall software used to create the maintenance manuals, reviewing coworkers’ maintenancemanuals (QCing), site visits/photographing amenities for Associations, imageediting, and tracking and reporting our monthly maintenance drafts and finalstotals. I also continually review the laws for each state as they areconstantly changing.
Why do youlove working at FRONTSTEPS? How did you come to work for us?
Oneof the main things I love about working at FRONTSTEPS is getting to work with amazingpeople! I have had the privilege of working with several folks that are stillwith us today for the last 7 years. Others have only been on the team a shorttime, but there is a real sense of family here and amazing team work. My workis both challenging and rewarding; I’m able to be innovative, pursue knowledge,and develop new skills (i.e. Photoshop).
Tell us whatyou enjoy doing on weekends and what book or if you have a Netflix series youare currently bingeing on?
Mygo-to Netflix series, Stranger Thingsis currently on hiatus so when I’m not bingeing on that I love to spend myweekends outside in my yard gardening, hiking/biking, restoring antiques/homeimprovement projects, and being with family. I also like to spend my weekendspainting with my husband. Currently all artwork hanging in our home was createdby us!
Tell us alittle about your family about life in Cali!
Icelebrated 5 years of marriage with my best friend and husband, Steven thislast August! We have two spunky cats, Sandy and Pepper that have the run of thehouse and love to be the center of everything. The biggest perk of living inCali is, of course, the beach! My husband and I spend a lot of time at thebeach in the evenings after work and on weekends. It never gets old watching a sunsetat the beach while enjoying some good ol’ Mexican food (California Burritos arethe best!). :)
Reading about Jessica, it's easy to see why her manager, Marina Vilaysane, said "Jess is definitely our resident Pinterest connoisseur and is always happy to chat on home décor, baking, fashion, and anything artistic."
"Jess is our HB content guru and works directly with our customers-the builders & PM’s on their community homes or HOA’s that we publish online & in-print. She loves the creative side of her job as it allows her to write, research, and do photography for the HB content," added Vilaysane