This year, we wanted to shine a light on our 2015 regional recruiting manager of the year, Ashley Espitia, and how she manages to juggle a busy career that involves a lot of travel with raising her three kids and being a great wife too!
Ashley started with Centerline in 2005 as a temporary administrative staff member quickly becoming a valuable permanent team member. She has held positions ranging from administrative assistant to Recruiter and Recruiting Manager, then Senior Recruiting Manager to her current position as Regional Recruiting Manager for the West. As Ashley put in the time to grow professionally, she also took on home ownership with her truck driver husband and completed her family by having her third child. Juggling these responsibilities hasn’t been easy, but Ashley works hard to balance it all.
Ashley says, “because my husband is a commercial truck driver, I’ve experienced him as a student, studying at truck driving school to obtain his CDL, him having to go over the road to gain his experience and him job hunting as a CDL driver looking for local work – this knowledge has made me better as a recruiter. Because of this insight I can relate to all aspects of what our drivers go through.”
She manages over 11 different branches here at Centerline and her day starts early and ends late.
“As a full time working mom with three kids and a husband that drives, there are times that I’m essentially a single parent,” said Ashley. “So although I know I have to balance my work and home life, my kids are understanding as they know we work hard for their benefit!”
One event that blended work and home for Ashley was a cross country trip from California to Florida.
“We drove over 3,000 miles with our three kids in a small car to Disney World. We were able to stop at different truck stops to see their job boards and to talk to drivers about Centerline. Explaining to my kids that everything they touch, was at some point transported in a commercial vehicle. This experience was full circle, said Ashley.”
Ashley goes above and beyond as a wonderful mom, wife, and professional. We are so proud to have her on our team. To all the hard working moms, thank you! Check out 11 Steps to finding work-family balance in your crazy-busy world.