Can you tell us a little about your background?
Back in college, I had plans to become a lawyer. I even went so far as to take the LSAT and plan out which law school I wanted to attend. However, while preparing for that career path, I also joined my university’s campus newspaper and magazine. There, I realized my passion for creative work, so becoming a lawyer was placed on the back burner. All that said, at the end of the day, I chose what was best. I spent a few years working in the government sector in public affairs before going into journalism and then advertising design. So I’ve been lucky to work in many creative fields over the years.
What is something unique about you (a fun fact) that few people are aware of?
I have a twin brother. On top of that, we were born on our older brother’s 7th birthday. So all three of us share the same birthday. On the plus side, it meant lots of cake growing up.
What is your favorite pastime?
Movies are one of my favorite hobbies. So every year around the time of the Academy Awards (Oscars), I try to see every film nominated for Best Picture before the ceremony. My friends and I also do a ballot contest for the Oscars to see who can get the most correct.
What is your favorite food?
Tacos. Specifically, buffalo chicken tacos. But almost any taco will do. See below for the one exception.
What is your least favorite food?
Ground beef. In any capacity. On tacos, hamburgers, meatballs, and meatloaf. All of it. The last time I willingly ate it was sometime in middle school.
How did you get started in your industry?
I started working in marketing at the Georgia Department of Defense, where I worked in public affairs. As a civilian employee, it was terrific to get an up-close look at what our Soldiers and Airmen did on a day-to-day basis. Getting to tell those stories to all the various stakeholders in Georgia made me feel proud of our work.
What drew you to CapStorm?
It’s a fantastic story. I was, unfortunately, a part of the tech industry layoffs that happened toward the end of Spring in 2022, along with my coworker Amy. She had been searching for account executive roles and met our CEO, Ted. She put me in contact with him, and after our first conversation, I knew this was the type of company for me. The values CapStorm holds and the people who work here make me excited to come to work each day.
How would you describe your team?
The marketing team is still growing, so there are only two of us, but my teammate Amber is genuinely one of the best in the business. I’m constantly learning from her, and we bounce new ideas off of each other any time we talk.
Who inspires you the most here at CapStorm?
Our founders, Greg and Mary, inspire me every day. They have us and all of CapStorm’s customers at the front of their minds in every decision they make. So each time I talk to them, I become even more excited about where CapStorm is headed.
What’s been your favorite project here so far?
These CapStorm Crew profiles have been my favorite project so far. It’s been fun getting to know more about my fellow team members as we’ve completed them these last few months. If I had to choose something else, though, it’s been working with Drew and Amber on our upcoming web series. (Keep watching our social channels for more on that.)