Advocacy and Research

Getting to Know You, Part II

By Riva Preil

Their beautiful faces greet you in the office and their lovely voices answer your questions on the phone. And NOW, you will have the opportunity to be introduced in more detail to our amazing administrative staff! Please enjoy the following series of interviews with the wonderful women who help Beyond Basics Physical Therapy run as smoothly as it does. Meet…Yarisa Rivas!

1. How did you become part of the Beyond Basics Physical Therapy (BBPT) Family?

I first discovered BBPT through an advertisement on I submitted my resume, and then Karen called me to come for an interview. When we interviewed together, it was love at first sight! From the very first moment that I walked through the door, I loved it here- it seemed like a wonderful place to work, and I was excited when she called me back two weeks later for a second interview with Amy Stein. Fortunately, Amy and I hit it off as well, and I was thrilled when I was hired!

2. What is your favorite part of the job?
Working with Karen Medina! Karen and I have so much fun together, and we genuinely enjoy what we do. That is why the work is easy, and we make a great team! It is truly a blessing to enjoy one’s job as much as I do. Rumor has it that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. Fortunately, I can relate to that sentiment very well.

3. What is the funniest/best story that has happened to you while working at BBPT?
I think that our office outings make for the funniest and best stories – I always look forward to them! It is so nice that Amy treats us to quarterly outings where all of us have the opportunity to bond and enjoy each other’s company outside of the office. Our most recent outing was to a special holiday outing- SPA DAY!

4. What do you enjoy doing for fun?
I love to shop- in fact I’m a shopaholic! My weekly trips to Target are a MUST, it is my oxygen. I especially love holiday shopping, but somehow I always manage to leave the store with many more items than were actually on my shopping list 😉

Thank you, Yarisa, for always being so helpful and wonderful. WE LOVE YOU!

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