Team Member Spotlight: Samantha Billie

March 22, 2024

Get to Know Project Manager Samie Billie

Welcome to another Atlas Professional Services Team Member Spotlight! Here, you get to know more about the people who serve our clients and make Atlas a great place to work.

This spotlight is on Project Manager Samantha “Samie” Billie. Samie joined Atlas in 2016 as a receptionist, then was promoted to service dispatcher and eventually worked her way up to her current role as project manager. She’s been a huge asset to our team over the years, and is our unofficial party planner, office photographer and Bravo-enthusiast.

We featured Samie in a past Team Member Spotlight, but since then she’s had some updates – including a new last name, job title and travels. So, here’s an updated post where Samie shares career insights and personal fun facts, in her own words.

Career Insights

Tell us a little bit about your career and educational background.

I graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduating, I pursued a career as a Therapeutic Support Staff worker aiding children with special needs. My career shifted when I relocated to Florida and got a job at Atlas as a receptionist and worked my way up to project management.

What do you like most about working in the IT industry, in general?

I’ve never seen myself as a “technical” person. However, I did develop some knowledge from working in this industry. I like that there are always new realms to explore and endless opportunities to learn new things.

What do you like most about your current role and/or working at Atlas?

I love creating and planning things and enjoy working with and helping others. Making a difference in our customers’ IT environments is enjoyable, as I know this is helping a business. I also love my co-workers and our culture at Atlas. It’s rare to find a place where the work environment feels almost family-like.

Personal Fun Facts

What are some of your personal hobbies outside of work?

Outside of work you can find me watching reality TV on Bravo or enjoying a brewery. There’s always such a great vibe at breweries!

What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

I briefly trained to be a wrestler/sports entertainer. 

What are some small things that make your day better?

A quiet night with nothing on my agenda but watching Bravo.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

80’s music. Usually hair metal. I LOVE DEF LEPPARD!

What’s your favorite sports team and/or sport?

Go Pack Go! I’m a Packers fan.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Anything reality TV related, or anatomy related. Anatomy was my favorite course in high school and college.

What city would you most like to live in, and why?

Anywhere warm that’s not in the middle of the city, but close enough to things to do, so I feel like I’m not living in the middle of nowhere.

Where would you spend all your time if you could?

The happiest place on earth, Disney!

Lightning Round:

  • Your Spirit Animal: Goat
  • Favorite Movie: Hot Tub Time Machine or National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite Song: Anything from Falling in Reverse
  • Favorite Holiday: Halloween and Christmas, in that order
  • Favorite Place: Florence, Italy or NYC

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