Meet Devin Ashley Rabon, FrogSlayer’s Business Operations Manager from Round Rock, Texas. She migrated to College Station to study at Texas A&M University and applied to be Ross Morel’s executive assistant when she was a senior in college in 2015. She loved FrogSlayer so much that she decided to make it her permanent home and has been the Business Operations Manager for the past two years.
What is your personal mantra/motto you choose to follow and why?
I don’t know that I have just one but a good one is “never stop doing your best just because you don’t get recognition for it.” Being told “good job” really does go a long way and feels great to hear, but sometimes I think people start to doubt themselves when they aren’t constantly reminded that they’re doing good. That shouldn’t get in your way of being the best you.
What led you to business/people ops?
I currently oversee business operations but the department I’m carving out as we grow is people operations. I’ve always had a passion for people and I’ve wanted to change lives for as long as I can remember. When I entered college I had plans to be a doctor because I thought that was the only way I could achieve my personal purpose. I believed this all the way up until my senior year when I started working at FrogSlayer. It was then that I learned that I could impact people’s lives in small ways (helping someone with an insurance issue) and in large ways (creating internal programs that promote learning & development, wellness, or engagement).
I am still learning as I go and every day is a different day. A part of me appreciates the fact that I am not formally educated in HR. I think my path has given me a unique mindset in how people operations functions.
What does a typical day look like for you? What are your hobbies?
On a typical day, I wake up around 5 am, go to the gym, come home to make breakfast and get ready for work. Most of my work is spent around people operations but I do work in our financial operations as needed, usually on a set schedule each month. After work I head home to take care of my two puppies, cook dinner, and relax by reading or by teaching myself to play the guitar – my current personal project.
Working out, playing with my dogs, and learning new things pertaining to my career are probably my biggest three hobbies. Besides hanging out with friends and families, of course.
What’s your favorite part of working in people operations?
My favorite part is the impact I can have on peoples work life and sometimes, their personal life. If I do my job right then my peers are supported here and I can help them enjoy their home life much more.
Where do you see the world of technology in 10 years?
In 10 years I imagine that we will rely on technology more than we do now. My hopes are that as technology continues to evolve it will do so for the good of people and the betterment of our society.
On a more serious note, I expected to have a hover car by now. I don’t need my car to drive itself! I find driving relaxing. I just want a hover car! Is that too much to ask for?
Devin’s life-long goal of finding a career which would allow her to help people, unexpectedly brought her to FrogSlayer – a place where she is now able to touch at minimum 30+ lives a day. “My favorite thing about working at FrogSlayer is the people. All of the benefits, opportunities, and extra perks are amazing and I’m so thankful to work for a place that can offer so much, but it’s the people who drive it home for me. They are all so hardworking, passionate, caring and growth-oriented that it motivates me each day to be better for them and better for myself.”