Toryn Dawn

Payroll and Billing Supervisor

Before coming to TERRA, Toryn worked for six years in the food service industry.

But she was feeling stuck. She wanted to find a career where she could further her knowledge and grow her skills.

She had a friend that had recently started with TERRA and felt that it could be the right fit for her as well.

Toryn started with TERRA in 2018 as a Staffing Specialist for our Kirkland branch and has since worked her way up to Payroll and Billing Supervisor.

More About Toryn

When Toryn isn’t at work, she can’t get enough of the outdoors. She is an avid camper, during all seasons, and loves the diversity of nature in Washington.

She also loves to spend her time painting or watching horror movies.

Tell us about your first job.

My first job was working at an animal shelter in Missoula, Montana. This was such a rewarding experience for me. I would spend hours with animals: helping socialize them, taking the dogs on long walks, and training them. This job wasn’t easy. There was a lot of patience, heartbreak and hard work involved, but seeing them leave the shelter made everything worth it.

What other professions would you like to try?

Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to become a stunt driver. I had looked into courses and eventually talked myself out of it because most of the work is in Hollywood. But that is a dream I will always hold onto.

If you could possess any super power, what would it be?

Teleportation – transport myself and anyone else to any destination on Earth. That would help a lot with travel times to other countries and I would get to see some amazing views with little effort!

What do you enjoy most about working in the staffing industry?

There are so many reasons I love working for this company that it’s hard to pick one, but I would have to say the daily impact this company makes in people’s lives and the wide arrange of people I get to meet!

Best career advice you’ve ever received?

Always go for the choice that scares you most — that’s the one that’s going to help you grow. I don’t remember who told me that, but it’s what made me accept the job with TERRA and deep dive into the promotions I have received. Take the initiative and just go for it!