You may have noticed a new voice – and maybe even a new language – on the Intelligent Office of Alexandria phone lines.We recently welcomed Maryland Rodriguez to our receptionist team.Maryland is Mexican-American, and she switches as easily between English and Spanish.
She hopes her daughter will one day do the same.Maryland is the mother of 2 year old Samantha.The family lives in Fredericksburg.“I spend all my time with Samantha.I have no hobbies except for her.I speak to her equally in English and Spanish so that she’ll learn both,” says Maryland.
Samantha might ultimately pick up another family trait as well.Maryland comes from a family of entrepreneurs.After emigrating from Mexico as a young man, Maryland’s father eventually started a drywall and painting business that currently employs 25 people.Back in a small village in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Maryland’s grandfather runs a large farm and owns the only store in town.“When I was little, it was just a gas station,” Maryland recalls.“Now it’s like Walmart.”Maryland spent summers as a child on the farm, helping in the store, doing odd jobs and tending the chicken, pigs, sheep, and horses.
After experiencing work on the farm, Maryland finds life at Intelligent Office of Alexandria so far to be a breeze.“I really enjoy working with our clients,” she says.“My favorite is (a small law firm) because I like hearing the stories of the callers and figuring out which attorney should receive each call.”She also seems fond of a client with a shredding business, because they receive a lot of calls from Native Spanish speakers.
Please stop at the front and say hello to Maryland the next time you are in the office.Don’t worry about which language she happens to be speaking when you arrive.Her warm smile works in English and in Spanish.
If you are in need of professional reception services and administrative assistance, please contact us at 703-224-8800.