Team Member Spotlight: Meet LeAnn Wiesert

What is your title and what program do you work in? 

Senior Revenue Cycle Analyst, Revenue Cycle

Tell us something about yourself that we’d be surprised to learn.

My original and ongoing love is animals. As a Zoology major in college, I dreamed of owning a large cat, perhaps a cougar. The reality of field work quickly disavowed me of that dream…there are no hair dryers or espresso machines in the wilderness, and I do like (require!) my conveniences. Post college I worked as lead vet tech in a veterinary practice, which I loved, with plans to enter graduate vet school. Life being what it is, I left the field and entered IT. But the medical work still shows up in my dreams.

Do you have a favorite book, tv show or movie? What makes it your favorite?

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern. The circus tents hold different fantasy experiences, which I found imaginative and captivating. Her imagery made the scenes very real for me, and posed the question of what is true and what is an illusion.

Heard any good jokes lately?

My local lumber yard had this on their marquee: “I. I did. I let the dogs out.” So bad it made me smile.

Do you have any advice for new team members?

Be patient with yourselves. And remember – no question is too silly; it’s better to ask than to guess. There are so many talented people around you willing to help you succeed. Find your niche and shine from that place.

Sound appreciates our rich diversity of team members. Feel free to tell us about your cultural, ethnic, or racial background! What does Sound’s Diversity and Inclusion statement mean to you?

Despite being from the progressive PNW, I came of age in a period when being a female meant limitations. When AIDS was still to come, and when being gay was stigmatized. It took years for me to break thru and own my truth. At Sound that truth has always been accepted and supported. It’s a place where “otherhood” is the “norm”. I feel very fortunate to work in such an environment.

Who at Sound has had a big impact on you? Briefly explain how they had an impact on you.

Paul Eisenhauer. From the beginning he saw my value, even when I did not. Although I may not always agree with his decisions, I deeply respect him. So over the years I have tried to polish my honest, and somewhat abrupt, nature to demonstrate a professional maturity which I formerly lacked, but which he has always shown me personally.

What is your favorite thing about working at Sound

The breadth of diversity within our teams, and the genuine commitment of those who choose to continue with Sound through thick and thin. Because it is a choice. One I acknowledged some 10 years ago when I labeled myself a “Gurney Girl”…as in “I’ll be here until I go out on a gurney”. Fingers-crossed that’s still a long time from now!

Thank you for choosing Sound, LeAnn! We’re so happy to have you on our team!

Would you like to join the team? Sound is hiring!

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