Employee Spotlight: Tasha Carper
Tasha Carper is the Payroll Manager for Odyssey Information Services. Tasha also handles Odyssey’s international HR functions, so she has learned a great deal about international business and different cultures around the world.
- What is your role at Odyssey Information Services and how long have you been here?
I have been part of the Odyssey crew for 6 years. For the past 4.5 years I have been the Payroll Manager and International HR Generalist. I started here in 2012 as a recruiting assistant, but was always interested in the back-end process of the company.
- What led you to become Odyssey’s Payroll Manager?
I have always been a task-driven person and enjoy problem solving. When the position for payroll assistant opened, I knew it was a good opportunity for me to grow professionally. I have gained experience in customer service, assisted employees with payroll questions, and learned the staffing business from the inside out. When I was offered the opportunity to become a Payroll Manager, I welcomed the new responsibilities and challenges. I have come to realize this is the environment where I thrive the most.
- Where are you from?
I grew up in the small town of Silo, Oklahoma, home of the Rebels, population 353. My graduating class was 32 people, so I was used to a slower pace than the Metroplex. After college I moved to Texas and I’ve been here ever since.
- What are some of your personal interests/hobbies?
I love to travel and do anything outdoors with my family. We try to take one family vacation every year to somewhere we’ve never been.
- What are your favorite places to vacation and where would you like to go next?
I enjoy anywhere that has mountains. One of my favorite places is Colorado. This year, I would love to visit Yellowstone National Park. I really want my kids to be able to see and experience the world.
- List some fun facts about yourself (kids, pets, obscure facts, etc.).
I’ve only had 3 jobs in the last 15 years. Before working at Odyssey, I was a cosmetologist and worked in a salon.