I manage the Front Desk affairs, making sure our guests receive a nice welcome and are directed where they need to go. I’m here to help with whatever may come up – answering calls, shipping packages, ordering supplies, coordinating client lunches and, of course, making sure no one in the office goes hungry by attempting to stay on top of the grocery/snack ordering. I’m happy to help with any little project sent my way!
I have a strong service industry background. Name the job – I’ve more than likely done it. However, in my most recent past I was working as a Sales Rep for a ginger beer brewery in Asheville, NC called Gingers Revenge. That was a fun job and I miss their delicious ginger beer! I also have experience in Salon/Spa/Office Management and Events and Promotions.
I have a passion for taking care of people. I am the oldest of five children so that came naturally for me at a very young age. I love hosting get togethers and making sure everyone is entertained, well fed, and, well, hydrated (more than likely with beer and wine).
I spend lots of time with my dog, Hank – going on long walks, running around at the dog park or just snuggling on the couch. He’s the best! I love to visit local breweries and try their newest creations – sour beers are my favorite. I absolutely love finding a good deal, especially at a thrift store, craft fair, flea market or yard sale. I also do a little macramé and hope to be a vendor at a local Madison craft fair in the near future.
What is your first memory of design thinking?
For a 5th grade project I created a “prototype” of a device that would allow the user to get just the right amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush, hands free, and would allow for the use of the entire tube of toothpaste. No mess, no waste! Pretty genius, right? The prototype was made out of a shoebox and other random materials but it was intended to be an electronic device that you insert a tube of toothpaste into and then place your toothbrush in the designated spot, press start and machine would place the perfect amount of toothpaste onto your toothbrush. I’m not sure if I’m remembering this correctly, but I think I won prize for “Best Invention.”