Team Spotlight: Thalia Mendez

  1. When did you start at Koss Olinger?  August 2022!

  2. What is your role at Koss Olinger?  Client Liaison/Corporate Scheduler

  3. Where did you grow up? Orlando, FL

  4. Do you have pets? If yes, tell us about them. Yes, I have a puppy, and his name is Kylo. He is the source of my lack of sleep and money, but he is worth it! I’m a big Harry Potter and Star Wars fan so finding a name was a tough toss-up.

  5. What is something people would find surprising to learn about you? I don’t speak Spanish even though I come from a big Latin background. However, I can understand Spanish for the most part, but speaking the language, I struggle with. It is a goal of mine to learn the language and be able to speak fluently!

  6. What do you consider to be your best quality? My smile and my personality. I like to make people feel welcomed, comfortable, and valued.

  7. Spring, summer, fall, or winter? Summer all the way! I have grown up in Florida my whole life and love the beach. I like being outside and playing beach & grass volleyball whenever I can/not injured.

  8. What is the best advice you have ever received? “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” 🙂

  9. What is your superpower? My realistic superpower would be my intuition/empathy. I can get a good feel for who a person is and, most of the time, the ability to tell when people aren’t genuine/lying.

  10. What is your favorite food? Sushi, Pizza and Chipotle and etc.

  11. What do you think is your biggest contribution to the Koss Olinger team? My compassion for others, eagerness to help, and willingness to learn new things!