Meet one of our employees, Katrina! Katrina joined Instant Teams two years ago and currently works as an administrative assistant on two different accounts.
She’s a proud Navy spouse and loves to bake, sew, and craft. Originally from Indiana, Katrina and her family are currently stationed in Guam. As a busy mom of three, Katrina appreciates that her remote role allows her the flexibility she needs to take care of her family.
Katrina’s remote work journey
Katrina’s degree is in hospitality management, and she has previous experience in banking and medical billing. In January 2020, Katrina and her family moved from Virginia to Guam.
“It was a huge transition!” says Katrina. “It is very hard to find a job here, especially something that is flexible enough for me to be there for our kids since my husband’s schedule is a little crazy. ”
Even when they are scattered around the globe, Katrina understood the power of community that military spouses offer one another. “We moved overseas and knew no one. It takes a little while to create your village at new duty stations,” says Katrina. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help because there’s always someone there that can at least steer you in the right direction.”
So when Katrina started looking for remote job opportunities, a fellow military spouse suggested Instant Teams. After learning more, Katrina created an account with Instant Teams and quickly landed a position as an administrative assistant. While she hadn’t worked remotely before, Katrina was eager to learn and jumped right in.
“The client and I hit it off, and I have been working on her account for almost 2 years. I also have added on a second account that helps give me more hours, but works great with my schedule,” says Katrina. “I love the ability to help contribute to our family financially but also be there for our kids.”
With her position, Katrina has been able to add to her resume, focusing on skills like time management, organization, and bookkeeping. Her advice to her fellow remote workers? Put yourself out there.
“Don’t be afraid to try something new, or step out of your comfort zone.”