August 26, 2020

Life is simple, be nice and eat tacos

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

Hi! I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend to many. I like to think that I’m an open book and game to always be there for others and listen. I’m totally into the Enneagram – I’m a NINE! Because I am a nine, it was always hard for me to express my opinions, but I find that the older I get, the more I’m expressing those opinions. But don’t make me choose where to go for lunch – I won’t decide for anyone.

As I said, I’m a mom. I have three awesome, smart, funny and beautiful daughters. All three with completely different personalities and looks and are always going to live in different stages of their lives from each other (they are quite spread apart in ages). I’m also a dog-mom. I have two chocolate labs – Miss Mocha and Mister Boudreaux. I went to TCU (Riff Ram!) and post-graduation I went straight into the world of advertising in Dallas.

I had a four-year stint in the non-profit development world but have been in advertising ever since. Production is the coolest part. Come find me and I’ll tell you why. Fun fact – I can’t cook. Maybe I could, but my husband is the BEST at cooking, and he does it all. He is also the WORST at using every dish, so I am now the BEST at washing dishes.

What’s something you love to do?

For fun – I LOVE going to see live music in small venues, attending shows (ballets, musicals, etc.), being with friends and going to sleep watching Great British Bake-Off reruns.

What’s your favorite place?

Creede, CO. I have gone there just about every summer of my life. It’s the best.

What do you love about the job?

I love being creative without being the creative. I get to work with awesome creative people and help bring their ideas to life for the benefit of our clients. Each day is different and my workday can change in extraordinary ways with a single email, text or phone call. I really enjoy the rush of someone bringing me a crazy idea, crazy timeline or crazy budget and trying to figure out how to get it produced.

What is the last thing you binge-watched?

Schitt’s Creek. It took me a couple of years to get into and join that bandwagon, but I’m all in for the Rose family now. 

What’s your favorite book?

I can never choose just one, but here are some good ones I’ve read recently:

The Light of the World
Just Mercy

Are you a listener or a talker?

Total listener.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

So hard. Why the limit? I’d like to say, in general, it would be Italian food.  But if I had to pick one “dish,” I’ll say TACOS! I can’t limit myself to one type of taco, though. That’s impossible.

Why Schaefer?

I love Schaefer so much that I had to come back – this is my second stint here. Schaefer is a mighty agency doing big things. Our strategy and killer design work sing for our clients. It is filled with awesome and different people who are passionate about what they do and are here to support one another. I also appreciate how Schaefer has woven itself into the core of the city of Fort Worth through our clients, community support, etc.

Any words of advice?

Life’s too short to be mean. Think of others, but know you can take care of yourself as well.