Sabrina McCoolFinance & Operations Coordinator
At the practice I coordinate the financial operations, budgets and I am responsible for the day to day running of the purse which makes me very popular at Christmas when we’re arranging our annual Christmas party! Myself and Katie Manage the day to day running of the Practice.
CDG Start Date: 26th March 2012. I remember the date because it’s my Mum’s birthday! I came to the practice as a patient of Jon’s and we got to chatting about what I do, my book-keeping skills and the practice were looking for someone at that time and as they say, the rest is history!
Secondary School: Grainville and Highlands. I went back to study at Highlands two years after I left school to undertake my bookkeeping course.
Qualifications: IAB- International Association of Bookkeepers qualification.
Lived off-island? If so where? No I’m a local girl and I love living in Jersey. I honestly think it’s the perfect place to bring up a family.
Partner/children: My Fiancé runs a local business and I have two children; Tia who is 13 and in her 2nd year of Secondary School and Ben who is 10 and about to start his last year in Primary. Me and my Fiancé are due to be married in Sark on 30th September this year!! We also have 2 2.5 years old sister and brother Cats Salam (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Garfield who lives up to his name! We have a collection of interesting tropical fish in 3 aquariums including self-reproducing crayfish and at Christmas we added to the zoo a Working Cocker Spaniel Pepsi.
Have you had any dental treatment at the practice? If so, what? Yes I’ve had teeth whitening and 2 crowns placed to repair 2 chipped teeth.
My Daughter Tia has recently just completed an extensive Orthopaedic Orthodontic treatment with Jonathan at the practice she had quite a complicated case and I’m really amazed at the difference he has made not only to her smile but to the function of her bite.
Ben is mid-way through his treatment with Jonathan and he also has complex bite issues and I’m very excited to see the end results and feel reassured that Jonathan will be taking care of him.
Favourite thing about working at CDG: The team at the practice, we are like a little family. Everyone is professional but has fun and we all work well together driving the business forward.
Dental goals for the year: I’d just like to maintain my dental health with flossing and brushing. Professionally, I find that I learn something more about dentistry every day and after Five and a half years it still amazes me when the boys talk about the treatment they’ve achieved.
Favourite band: I really love Coldplay. Their first album ‘Parachutes’ stands out as one of my favourites. I am completely open with music though and listen to anything. I’m regularly overheard singing along to radio jingles in the office!!
Interesting hobby: I’m an outdoors person, if were not on the boat fishing or taking regular trips to Sark and Guernsey, you’ll find me in the woods or the beach exploring our beautiful island, I love long walks and have done the ITEX twice.
I spend a lot of time star-gazing too and the girls can count on me to tell them when all the best meteor showers are.
Strictly or The X Factor? Neither! I used to be an avid fan of the X Factor, but don’t seem to have time to watch TV these days. The reality TV craze has killed TV for me, I like a good true crime or documentary.
Perfect job? I’d love to be a Forensic Financial Investigator. I genuinely enjoy finding anomalies and love getting to the ‘nitty gritty’, questioning systems and findings errors. This is one reason why I enjoy my job, as I can make sure everything is well-managed.
Favourite Parish: I live in St Saviour and cant say I have a fav parish were so lucky to live on an island offering beauty all around us I’m deff more of an eastie then a westie thou just because I spend the majority of my time on the coast of St Clements, St Catharine’s wood’s etc?
Desert Island Essential: My children and partner- they’d keep me entertained and stop me going insane! But I do wonder why no one answers a boat!
Sweet or savoury? Savoury! I love cheese.
What’s your bedtime? It depends. Since the clocks have changed it’s been 9 o’clock! Usually between 10 and 12pm though, depending on the day I’ve had and whether the kids’ lunches have been done early enough. I was packing swimming kit at 11 o’clock last night! Ever broken a bone? No but I have a few cool scars from tree-climbing, roller blading as a kid. I was never particularly girly and always willing to give anything a go, my poor mum was always running me down to A&E to stich me up I’m shocked I never broke a bone!
Favourite film? I love a variety of films genres- romance, horror, action…‘The Impossible' is one that kept me on the edge of my seat with a box of tissues!
Perfect Holiday: Camper Van and an open road, me and my Fiancé hired a luxury motor home to explore Scotland’s stunning scenery, 11 days no agenda, great company and lots of places to visit and explore. We travelled the coast to Isle of Sky and all the way to Jon O Groats’ Amazing!
What word would people use to describe you? I cant sum myself up with just 1 word, Id say I’m a positive fun person with a very direct no messing personality!< Back to Meet the Team