Welcome to our new member profiles! Each month, we will highlight a new EMERGE member. If you’re a new member and would like to be featured or if you have anything else you’d like to share or celebrate with your fellow EMERGE members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long have you been an EMERGE member? I joined EMERGE in April.
Why did you join EMERGE? I joined EMERGE to meet more professionals in Lakeland. I live in Lakeland but I work in Winter Haven and sometimes merging the two is difficult. This seemed like a great way to get involved in my local business community.
What do you do? I’m an Account Executive at Clark/Nikdel/Powell. We’re a marketing agency in Winter Haven, I’m basically the cat herder and project manager.
What do you love about your job? I love my job because it’s quite literally different every day. I have clients all over the world, across a variety of industries. So I may start Monday working on marketing strategy for a local medical clinic and after lunch, move to planning trade show executions for a pharmaceutical conference in Japan. Then, here comes Tuesday with its own unique adventures.
What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I really enjoy DIY projects. I recently purchased a vintage camper (1975 Serro Scotty) and my summer project is to restore it. I do love camping and most things outdoors and I’m definitely a Disney junkie.
What are you most proud of? Well, I grew a whole human and she made her debut 5 months ago. So I’m still pretty proud of that accomplishment. I can’t think of anything that tops it at the moment.
What are some of the things you want to do/accomplish in the next few years? I’m working on my PMP certification now so I’d like to finish that while I make up my mind about whether I’m going back to school for my MBA or not.
What should people ask you if they want to get to know you at an EMERGE event? Ask me how to project plan your next trip to Disney.