October 2016 – Julia Furtado-Lavoie at Paychex

Julia Furtado Headshot

What is your name? Julia Furtado-Lavoie

What’s your current job? What do you love most about it? Senior Payroll, Human Resource and Benefit Sales Advisor for Paychex Cape Cod’s Small Business Team.

What do you love most about it? The face to face meetings with small business owners from all over Cape Cod. They represent such diverse backgrounds and interests. It’s exciting and fulfilling to help them find a solution for their business and their employees.

How long have you been a member of Cape Space? What’s your best experience thus far?  I have been a member of Cape Space since July 2016. I love the team here. They are all so friendly. Robbin and all of her knowledge and expertise. She really cares about the members. Anna and her smiling face when I walk in the door. We both love cats and love exchanging stories about our fur-kids. Katelyn is usually the one to wish me a nice night on my way out the door. Jeffrey is very helpful and is always there to help me work through a technical issue.

When not working, what do you like to do?

I teach Spinning/Cycling classes throughout Cape Cod and SE MA/Buzzards Bay at various gyms like Fitness500 here in Hyannis.

Guilty Pleasure: What can you not live without?

My ipad. Everything I need is on there: iBooks, banking, shopping, cat pics!

Favorite Movie?

Well, it’s hard to say so I will go with a more recent one: Gravity. I am not one to repeat watch a movie, but I watched this one about a dozen times.

Favorite Book?

Walden by Henry David Thoreau inspired me as a young girl. I am sure it read it every year. I especially loved the quote that we must “Live deeply and suck out all the marrow from life.” I try to do that every day.

Favorite TV Show?

Game of Thrones. I am a huge fan.

What is one thing that you would like people to know about you?

I am a hobby chef at home. I love to cook and could cook for hours on the weekends. It’s a big passion.