When anyone asks me “where I’m from,” it’s sometimes hard for me to answer. I grew up living in Dallas, Fort Worth and several cities in between, so many areas of DFW feel like home. Growing up, I played every sport I could – volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, and track. I made so many lifelong friendships and learned a lot about work ethic through playing sports; that really has a lot to do with who I am today.
Honestly, just being outdoors anywhere I can, and living in Austin, that’s pretty easy to accomplish. There’s so much in Austin to do outdoors – from random concerts in the park to hiking and yoga, really anything. I love Barton Springs Pool – it’s the best thing to visit after work and just jump in and relax. That’s the place I recommend anybody to go when they’re visiting Austin.
Probably Paris, France (not Texas). My husband Adam proposed to me there, so it is where I spent one of the best days of my life.
I am borderline obsessed with Shark Tank, and I probably watched nine in a row. I love thinking of [good and bad] invention ideas. Most recently, I’ve thought of a device that puts sheets on people’s beds automatically and I would name it “Oh Sheet.”
I like to read to learn. I love many books written by John Piper, but the latest book I’ve read is called Switching on Your Brain, by Dr. Caroline Leaf. I enjoy reading about how your beliefs shape your abilities.
Friends, it just gets better every time I watch it.
I’m a listener.
Cheeseburgers. Clark’s in Austin is especially awesome, I love it.
On one of my birthdays in college, I convinced one of my friends to skip class and go skydiving with me. Long story short, we probably shouldn’t have used a Groupon on such a life-risking activity. We were fine, but you couldn’t pay me to do it again.
I would spend it on improving my cooking skills and making new recipes of my own. I think it is such a gift to have the ability to pass down personal recipes to friends and family.
Architecture has always interested me. Similar to what I do now, there are no real black-and-white answers. Thinking of how complex and the number of people involved in a project is beyond comprehension.
I think that every day is different. I look at the clock and can’t figure out how the time passed. Most questions or problems we face on the account service team aren’t black-and-white, and that really energizes me. I love working with clients to make complex brand priorities into simplified, powerful strategies and with the creative team to turn highly technical medical jargon into a compelling brand story.
“Leave it better than you found it,” is somewhat of family motto I grew up with. Everyone who makes up the Schaefer team shows up every day with genuine and purposeful intention to do just that.