Just look at all of the wonderful Rubys celebrating anniversaries this month! We have three whip-smart virtual receptionists, Kristen C., Kris R., and Lauren A., one quirky Sales and Marketing Associate, Katie Wilson, and one multi-talented part-time Client Services Associate, part-time virtual receptionist, Christina Messinger, all of whom are celebrating anniversaries at Ruby this month! What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a look at why we love having these ladies on our team? Way to go, gals!

What’s your favorite part about working at Ruby?

Christina: Ruby truly cares for its employees. We’re all a big family here; everyone is so supportive, and we all acknowledge each other’s accomplishments every day. It’s amazing!

Kristen: I love learning about all the interesting types of law, businesses, and ways companies operate; as receptionists we get a back-window perspective on our clients’ companies.

Katie: Definitely the positivity and the way people are quick to lend a helping hand. I don’t know that I’ve ever met so many genuine, bright, helpful people in my life — and I get to see them every day!

What’s your favorite part about living in Portland?

Kris: Sometimes I find it hard to believe I’ve been in Portland for over 6 years already. What they say about time flying when you’re having fun is certainly true here. Portland is just the right size — a big enough city that there’s plenty to do but still has a laid-back small town feel.

Lauren: Not only is Portland beautiful but it is also full of awesome people. I have made so many good friends in this city. Also, I couldn’t gush about Portland without mentioning Powell’s Books! It’s my favorite bookstore!

Christina: The trees! I moved here from Arizona, so the landscape here just astonishes me. I love all the gorgeous sights — Forest Park, Multnomah Falls, the Gorge…it’s all pretty incredible.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at Ruby?

Kris: I design cross-stitch patterns of robots. No, really. I even sell my patterns online and have been featured in a prominent international cross-stitch magazine. It’s kind of a niche market, I guess, but I have a lot of fun with it!

Kristen: I like to learn new things; this summer I practiced making cheese, raised chickens in my backyard and took up kayaking.

Lauren: I spend my time studying for classes at Portland State University, reading books, watching movies, having too much fun with friends, and cuddling with my wonderful feline, Norman.

Katie: Anything involving dogs would be ideal. I’m a huge animal lover, and I’m looking forward to getting my own puppy soon!

Christina: Plan my wedding!