Title: Account Coordinator
Here since: May 2016
What do you do at SKAR?
I work on the account service side and assist the account managers with daily tasks for various clients. I open jobs, do a lot of research for the new business team and help out with any tasks that clients may need from us.
Where did you go to college and why did you go there?
I attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion because it was a small college town with a big university. The feel of a small college town is something you just can’t beat! Plus the school had a great student-to-professor ratio, which provided me with the opportunity to really take advantage of what my professors had to offer. Go Yotes!
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love working out and hanging out with my friends and family. I recently took up rollerblading. It’s fun but dangerous. I have had more run-ins with the pavement than I’d like to admit.
Try to name one thing you like about working at SKAR.
Wednesday doughnuts are a blessing and a curse, but mostly a blessing. Just kidding. I love the people and atmosphere I am surrounded by every day.
What really pisses you off?
Getting lost. I hate getting lost, mostly because I usually am already running late and I didn’t factor in the time to take a wrong turn.
If you weren’t such a superstar in account service, what would you be doing?
If I had all the money in the world, I would probably open a warehouse gym and offer private personal training sessions.
What scares the dickens out of you?
Not too much scares me, but Sean and his daily shenanigans have turned me into quite the jumpy person.
What is your favorite movie?
How can I pick just one? Five-dollar movies are the best invention ever. Not only because I am fresh out of college and still eating ramen noodles for dinner, but mostly because it gives me a reason to go out with some friends and not spend an arm and leg for an enjoyable time. As for genre, I am really not picky; anything from a romantic comedy to “Transformers” will catch my attention.
If you could change one thing in Omaha, what would it be?
I love Omaha, but I hate the brutal winters. I would love for it to be 75 and sunny year-round.
Is there a food you could eat every day?
Domino’s thin crust. I think for a brief period of time while in college, I actually did eat it every day. That $5.99 large pizza two-toppings deal just hit me right in my soft spot.
What was your favorite toy as a kid?
I saved my allowance for what felt like forever to buy a Barbie Dream House, and yes, it was everything I ever dreamed of. I was hopelessly obsessed with Barbies, Polly Pockets, Bratz dolls, etc. I’m not even going to get into the number I had of each, because it is absurd.
What app can you not live without and why?
My iTunes music app. Whether it is at work, in the car or at the gym, I am always listening to music. I love the way music has the power to affect a person’s whole mood.
Who/what influenced you in your career choice?
My adviser at USD, Teddi Joyce. She has been working in the advertising industry for almost 20 years. She is easily one of the smartest, most admirable women I have ever met. She inspired me and motivated me to go after opportunities that have shaped who I am today.
Name something about yourself that might prompt people to say, “Huh, that’s interesting.”
I have lived in five different states. I’ve lived in Illinois, Delaware, Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. Actually, I would say Nebraska has been my favorite, oddly enough.