One of the best parts of our job is getting to know our customers and their stories. Now is your chance to get to know us! Last week we met our Chief Operations Officer, Clint Worley. This week we are featuring our newest addition to the team: Laura Mills, our Account Manager.
What was your experience with eye health before starting with Focus Vitamins? I have no previous professional experience in eye health, but I have a great deal of personal experience. My maternal and paternal family lines all have poor vision and eye health issues. We all began wearing corrective lenses at a young age and my grandparents had cataract and other eye issues as they grew older. Knowing I have a strong disposition for eye health issues, I am doing what I can now to preserve and protect my vision as best I can. I underwent Lasik corrective eye surgery when I was 27 years old and it was one of the best investments I have ever made. I am very thankful to be working with Focus Vitamins so I can learn even more about the best nutrition to preserve my vision. What was your first job? When I was 14, my friends and I had early work permits so we could work for a costume store in our area. Our job was to dress up in a ridiculous costume and hold a sign on the side of a major road. We made minimum wage and got to dress up in fun costumes – what more could a teenager ask for? What city/state do you call home? I was born, raised, and still live in Manassas, Virginia. I’m a 4th generation Virginian with strong ties to the Piedmont and Appalachian areas, but my heart will always be in Manassas. A close second would be the great state of Texas where I attended the University of North Texas. Do you prefer your vacation to be at the beach, in the mountains, or in a city? I love traveling to cities. My idea of relaxation is to go to museums, explore historic places, and see live performances. New York City is my go-to destination. What is your favorite quote? “My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.” – Jim Henson “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers What is your ideal Saturday? My ideal Saturday would be sleeping in, going to the Farmer’s Market, then coming home and grilling on the deck while my daughters run around the backyard. What person, alive or deceased, would you most want to have dinner with? Jim Henson is a man that demonstrated incredible innovation and attention to detail, all while being a humble leader. I’ve been a life-long fan of the Muppets and all of his creations. He died when I was only 5 years old but he will forever be a major influence in my life.