Get to Know SCPS: Ione Janik

Name and role at SCPS:
Ione Janik, Front Desk Medical Receptionist.

How long have I been employed here:
Since December 11, 2017.

What do I like best about working here:
I love everything about my job at SCPS- from the talented, lively staff that I get to work with, interacting with and meeting new people daily, the learning opportunities that our surgeons make available to the staff, and how everyday is a new adventure!

Favorite Food/Drink:
I love food in general, from cooking to consuming it, but I’d have to say that French cuisine is my favorite! As far as beverages go, I love wine. A full bodied pinot noir and a nice buttery chardonnay are among my favorites!

Favorite Book:
I have to admit, my library is currently full of parenting and personal development books from John C Maxwell’s “Failing Forward” and “Intentional Living” to “The Whole Brain Child” by Dr. Siegel and Dr. Payne Bryson. However, some of my personal favorite reads are “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes, Daisy Goodwin’s “The American Heiress” and “Victoria”, “The Nanny Diaries” by Emma McLaughlin, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austin, “Brilliant” by Marne Davis Kellogg, and “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult.

First Job:
Technically, my first job was with the Portland Trailblazers as a Blazer Dancer and was hired shortly after at Ambrose Law Group where I started out as a Receptionist and worked my way up to an Administrative Assistant.

What do I like to do outside of work/hobbies:
I have many hobbies and interests- from traveling, cooking and exploring new restaurants, enjoying the great outdoors, ice skating, spending time with my family and friends, working with toddlers and young children, and volunteering for various organizations including the Children’s Cancer Association. But my true passion is performing! I danced professionally for the NBA for 7 years and have been singing with various local show bands for about 14 years now.