In our employee of the month blog series we highlight a different Info-Pro employee every month so you can get to know us better! Up this month? Malory Schultz.
Malory Schultz, Quality, Training & Development Coordinator
What do you do in your role at Info-Pro?
So my role as a Quality, Training and Development Coordinator means I am involved in a diverse mix of specialty areas.
When I joined the department my focus was on learning Quality Control for live searcher files. Then I specialized in new-hire training for our standard 6-8 week training program. Now, I am learning the Tax Inquiry Coordinator (TIC) role, which serves as a mediator between tax agencies, the lender and our internal teams to resolve issues that arise and ensure that our customers receive the highest quality information from us at Info-Pro.
Each member of the QTD team learns and performs various specialties. My favorite part is problem solving and understanding how all processes work together from start to finish.
How long have you worked at Info-Pro?
I have worked for Info-Pro for just over 1 year. October 16th is my work anniversary.
What other jobs have you had prior to working at Info-Pro?
Prior to Info-Pro, I worked as a Research Fellow for the US Department of Agriculture and then as a Library Assistant Student Supervisor and Executive Assistant to the Head of Public Services at UW-Madison’s General Library System.
In both positions, I influenced and led process improvement efforts, performed independent research using complex database systems, summarized and presented information to a variety of audiences including subject experts and executive boards, and was in-charge of onboarding and continued training for both peers and employees I supervised.
What’s your favorite thing about your job or working at Info-Pro generally?
The people and the company’s commitment to the mission, vision and values are my favorite thing about Info-Pro.
Company values are often at the center of conversation, a main topic at company meetings and I appreciate that values are acknowledged in awards and nominations.
I feel there is great transparency between the executives of the company and the various departments their work guides. It makes me personally trust the direction of the company and feel that we are considered in their decisions.
Tell us about your family.
Well, I have a fiancé, Ian, and we have 3 fur-babies: Luna, Rutabaga (Ru for short) and Wynston (Wynnie for short). They are all very unique in personality but all very sweet and social.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I am a big DIY-er. I like to refinish furniture and, for some reason, gravitate towards lamps when I go thrifting. Pinterest is the app with the most screen time on the ol' iPhone.
I also really like thrift-shopping for clothes. I think it is a fun way to contribute to environmental sustainability and also love the thrill of a “treasure hunt”. The Turquoise Door, Bowen Street Repeats and St. Vinny’s are at the current top of the list for places to hunt.
I like running. I have run a few half marathons and plan to run one this year too. My goal is to run sub-8s for my next half-marathon. We’ll see how that turns out (fingers crossed).
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Oshkosh, WI. I just moved back to the area in March, 2022 after moving away in 2012. It is nice to be back in the Fox Valley and close to my family again.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Wisconsin?
Well, I really like that we have genuine tree farms for cutting down Christmas trees.
When Ian and I lived out in Colorado for a year, we went to a tree farm. Of course, we were thinking that CO also grows their own trees on the farm. We were surprised when we showed up and all of the trees for the “Cut Your Own Experience” were trees imported from Michigan and North Carolina, placed in a hole in the ground at the farm and then packed back in to give you a tree you could “fresh-cut”.
Not that this was the only reason we moved back to WI but it was a major one. Cutting down a fresh Christmas tree is one of Ian’s and my traditions.
Share an interesting or fun fact about yourself.
My favorite snack (or meal) is pickles. Yes, I am a dill pickle connoisseur. Current rankings:
3. Milwaukee Dills
Tell me I’m wrong.