Before Veronica Vargas was Project Manager in Danville, she was a cashier at a grocery store. Learn about a perfect day in her world, her secret talent, and what inspires her the most.
Name: Veronica Vargas
Title/Position: Project Manager
Office Name/Location: Danville
Fantasy career: hosting a traveling show
Favorite ethnic cuisine: Argentinian / Italian… favorite dish empanadas de carne con chimichurri, YUM!
Most exotic travel experience: Maroma Bay, Mexico
Starbucks order: shaken black ice tea, “sweet”
Most played song on iPod: “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers
A perfect day in would be: Oh goodness, there are so many possibilities … Wake up to a sunshine, go for a run along the beach. After a shower I would go for a long coffee and brunch to my favorite restaurant with my husband. Once I got home the weather would turn and it would start raining and I would cozy up on the couch and read or a play with my son while having what he calls juice from the machine (fresh squeeze juice). Then later I would cook a dinner or bake something while listening to the radio, with a glass of wine in hand. In the evening I would watch a nice feel good movie while enjoying my dinner together with my husband and son. Bliss
Best advice you ever received: “Figure out what you love to do, and then figure out how to get someone to pay you to do it.”
Your secret talent: Bird hunting
What you like most about your work: Everything
Favorite weekend activity: Cooking or baking
Worst subject in high school: calculus
What inspires you? Remembering when I came to America how lucky I felt and trying to accomplished all I dreamed of doing.
Most productive time of day: Early morning usually 5 to 10 am
Reality show you’re embarrassed to admit you watch: big brother
Person you’d like to have dinner with: The Pope
Your first job: Cashier at a grocery store
What you’re most proud of: I will have to say the one thing I feel most fulfilled with is my children; they are a delightfully group of loving, caring, hardworking and happy kids.
A business tool you can’t live without: Microsoft excel
Next travel destination: Disneyland
What’s next for you: I have plans… smile
A bad habit: Planning and over analyzing everything
Favorite possession: Wedding ring and my cooking supplies
What book is on your nightstand now? The Bible and Fire Proof
A job you’d want if you weren’t doing this job: can’t think of anything better
Words you live by: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” … “People ask the difference between a leader and a manager. The leader leads, and the manager manages, be a leader of people and a manger of things”
First thing you do when you get to the office: open Pandora
Last thing you do before you leave your office: check e-mails
Your favorite guilty pleasure: Sugar