1.) What led you to your position?
I grew up in Harrisburg, NC and started my career 8 years ago with OrthoCarolina right out of high school as part of the front desk staff, staying there for two years. Once I became a lead, Bill Heisel, then co-director of Motorsports, approached me about becoming his administrative assistant.

2.) What do you like most about your position?
As a NASCAR fan, this was and continues to be a dream job. Bill is also such a great person to work with, and he encourages me to speak my mind and offer suggestions on what we can do better. What I like most about my position is getting to help physicians and a very unique set of patients. I have accompanied Bill to many shops and races, and love the hands-on part of my job. Through my experiences and working relationships, I’ve not only became a better employee, but have become a better person outside of work.

3.) What are some things people may not know about you?
Some things people don’t know about me, growing up I was an athlete and played softball for 11 years. I am also a huge Carolina Panthers fan. In high school, I took culinary arts classes and thought about going to Johnson and Wales to become a chef. I’m a mom to a 100 lb chocolate lab named Gunner and my favorite thing to do is go antique shopping.

4.) What has been one of your favorite parts about working at OrthoCarolina?
I have a new found interest in working out and eating healthy. Working in orthopedics has helped me understand the importance of taking care of your body, so your bones are healthy.

Meet Jessica Weems- Medical Administrative Assistant