What was your first job? And what did you learn from it?
Cart pusher at Hiller’s Supermarket. I didn’t learn much, but I can wrangle 15 shopping carts in a busy parking lot in 90-degree heat!
How do you stay inspired?
By taking a step back and writing out what I need to do while collecting my thoughts helps with tackling daily challenges. It lets me figure out the best order to complete tasks in the most efficient manner. My espresso machine helps a lot, too.
What’s a brand you can’t live without and why?
I really love Shinola — it’s pretty cool to have a designer watch brand right in our backyard.
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve received?
To go back to school part time. I started working towards my MBA during the pandemic and it’s opened my eyes to how much more there’s to learn about the business world.
What word or phrase do you most overuse?
I’ve been told I say “definitely” and “for sure” a lot in conversation. I definitely can see this being the case, for sure.
What new skill or capability have you developed recently?
Accounting class in my master’s program – it’s been interesting to learn about a field where I had zero prior experience.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Something loud and stupid like Even Flow by Pearl Jam.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Teleporting would be pretty sweet; my commute would be a breeze.
Who’s your favorite noisemaker?
Zachary Cole Smith, the lead vocalist/guitar of DIIV. I think he’s a really amazing songwriter and guitar player, and his lyrics are interesting and meaningful.
Today, the world needs more _____ and why.
The world needs more human interaction. It’s been a long year and a half due to COVID, and I cannot wait to be back in an office and around people again.