Nissa Roberts is the Finance and Office Manager at FosterClub. Her primary reponsibilities include all of the general duties that relate to the day­to­day execution of the finances and administrative coordination of FosterClub. One minute I'm approving expenditures, the next I'm updating an HR file, and right after that I'm sending emails about office supplies.

Get to know Nissa!

FC: What do you do when you are not working?
NR: Read, hang out with my family, watch terrible TV (Bravo is my favorite guilty pleasure channel!), take my daughter to practice or to games (volleyball and basketball) or the the barn to ride her horse, and attend all kinds of high school events: plays, athletics, fundraisers, concerts, etc. I also have several volunteer commitments that I enjoy including being Mrs. Coach to the local high school football team.

FC: Any family and/or pets you want to claim?
NR: My husband is a high school principal and head football coach and our daughter is in middle school. We have a fat orange cat, Ben, and a black lab named Stella. Stella often comes to work with me!

FC: What did you do before FosterClub?
NR: Lots of things! I’ve worked in various roles in nonprofit and for­profit organizations. I’ve been in admin roles, project management roles, and sales. I have long done freelance bookkeeping in addition to my “day job.” The largest part of my professional career was spent in pharmaceutical sales. I took almost 10 years off to be home with my daughter but always tried to stay active with volunteer opportunities to keep myself engaged in the community and to learn new skills.

FC: Tell us two truths, one lie about you. (Don't tell us which one is the lie!)
NR: 1) I was a rodeo queen. 2) I can survive on 7 hours of sleep but 8 feels so good that I prefer 9 3) I know how to drive a tractor

FC: What is your favorite thing about coming to work each day?
NR: I love being a part of this team! We come together to collaborate in our work to make a positive difference in not only individual lives but also within a system. Every day brings something new, which is a great change for someone like me who has long operated off of lists and routine. We are a fun group but we work hard and get stuff's really kind of crazy the things that we say yes to and the timelines that we work under to make it happen!

A favorite quote: "What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do." Ralph Waldo Emerson