Member of the Month: Tasha McKinzie, Nextep

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Let’s give a round of applause to our June Member of the Month, Tasha Mckinzie! Tasha is an experienced business consultant for Nextep, a Britney Spears aficionado with a killer shoe collection, and has dedicated the last ten years to CrossFit and nutrition. Read on to find out more about Tasha and Nextep.

Nextep’s goal is to give its clients the best of both worlds: the benefits and state-of-the-art technology large companies offer, as well as the personal service and flexibility smaller companies provide. They elevate the employment experience for businesses by delivering cutting-edge technology, unbeatable expert support, and HR where you are.

What do you do at Nextep and in what circumstance would I come to you for something? 

I am a Business Consultant for Nextep, we are a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) helping small to medium sized businesses with payroll, health insurance, workers comp and HR services. 

What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation? 

Besides my elevator pitch for Nextep? Health and fitness—I’ve dedicated the last 10 years to CrossFit and the last 5ish to nutrition. 

Where are you in birth order (oldest? middle? youngest? only child?) and do you think it affects your personality? 

Youngest. My sister was an overachiever academically, so I really had to shine in other areas. It was tough being compared to her but I think it made me push harder. 

Do you prefer being active or relaxing during your free time? 

Active. Besides trying to get to the gym during my free time, my husband and I do our best to make sure our 2 year old son enjoys the zoo, parks, trails and playing in the rain. 

Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)? 

Dog. At one time I had three dogs (two bull terriers and a great dane/lab/pit mix) along with fostering for a local rescue. I’m the crazy lady who is chasing dogs out of the road.

What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like? 

Not at all embarrassed but I love Britney Spears but people like to make fun of me over it. 

What is one of your favorite things about being a member of the root coworking? 

I enjoy coming in and seeing my coworkers and all the other members at the root coworking. Even if I don’t know someone’s name up here, I try to smile and say “Hi,” or ask how they are doing. 

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