This week we will be profiling the two newest members of the LarsonEd team: Liz Koplitz and Antoinette Nicchia.
First, we have Liz Koplitz.
Where are you from, Liz?
I was born and raised in Long Island–Brooklyn specifically–but my husband and I said that once there’s another hurricane we’re moving. That came in October of 2013. I miss the city and my family and things like Christmas at Rockefeller plaza, but I don’t miss the cold.
What’s the most interesting thing about you?
People think I’m totally a business person, but I also have a creative side. I like tackling things that are challenging. I used to have a stained glass business and I like to quilt. I used to do hours of computer work, and that got tiresome, but when you’re cutting stained glass, you have to only do that. You can only focus on the glass. I took more classes, had some internships, and eventually I became a glass master.
What is your new job with LarsonEd?
I’m the operations manager. I make sure that we’re in compliance with Florida laws and that our records are up to date. I’ll be doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work.
What is your favorite hobby?
Quilting, definitely. I also enjoy spending time with my friends on the water. And of course spending time with my family and children.
Do you have a personal motto?
Each day is a blessing. Every day that we have health and family is a great thing. I’m always grateful to have what I have.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?
You’re going to make fun of me for this, but I have to say Barbara Streisand. She’s from Brooklyn, she’s crazy, and she’s the best business woman in the entertainment industry. I would love to sit down with her and find out how she does what she does.
Anything else you want our students to know about you?
We want students to enjoy their time while they’re with us. Everyone is trying to streamline the process to make it seamless for them, and make them as comfortable as possible. That way they can focus on class. What we bring to table as an educational facility is giving people the ability to learn in a way that they will understand.
Check back on Thursday for our profile of our other new team member: Antoinette Nicchia.