A-TRAIN has been very fortunate this year to welcome three new full-time employees and one intern to our ranks. Each new team member has brought value to the company and is helping make A-Train grow as a business. Get to know each of them in this article!
At the end of January, we welcomed SJ Meyer as our office manager. SJ wears many hats and balances a wide range of responsibilities. On top of all of her administrative duties, she has a hand in A-Train’s social media and internal marketing. Seeing how invested everyone is in their work has been a major motivator for her own growth and achievement. SJ says, “I love working with such a creative group of people. To be surrounded by people who push you to think outside the box is an exhilarating feeling.”
“A-Train is lucky to have an employee who is so dedicated and driven to the success of the agency,” said Gretchen. “In only 6 months, SJ’s creativity and willingness to jump in and help wherever she’s needed has made her an indispensable, prized member of the A-Train Marketing team, and we look forward to seeing what she does next.”
A few months later in June, we started A-Train’s internship program to help students learn about each department in a marketing agency. Wade and SJ designed the program and brought in Austin Underwood. Austin’s connection to the company goes deeper than the internship program though – he knows Gretchen from his time as a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County (BGCLC).
Shortly after Austin began his internship, he was sorting through some of A-Train’s old marketing samples and found a Boys and Girls Club brochure from 2011. And on the front of the brochure was a photo of him, as young Boys and Girls Club member. “I really feel like A-Train is a great fit for me, and finding myself in the old samples is poetic – it helps really confirm that this is where I should be because it’s a great opportunity to continue learning and plot my career path,” said Austin. Austin is going into his final year at Colorado State University where he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing.
Following Austin, we brought on Hannah Hibbs, a graphic designer. She had patiently been waiting for a year to get an opportunity that would allow her to jump onboard the A-Train. It’s rare to find a candidate who is so invested in the agency and that has an immediate passion for elevating the quality of work being created. Charlie has high praise for Hannah, saying, “I knew right away that Hannah was going to be a great fit at A-Train. She is out-going and was clearly a team player from day one. Her background and expertise are a great addition to our company.”
“I am excited to expand my knowledge and experience in the graphic design field and to apply my own creative ideas to help expand A-Train,” says Hannah.
Most recently, we added Kerry Wicks to the team as an account manager and copywriter. The human impact of writing is what drives Kerry, and she seeks that same positive human impact in the workplace through team camaraderie and a progressive workplace culture. She had the following to say about working at A-Train, “The A-Train team is comprised of amazingly talented individuals. The company really has a grasp on effective marketing and helping companies tell their stories well”. Kerry is bringing an impressive set of tangible skills to A-Train. In addition to her tangible skillset, she hopes to bring a new perspective, a desire to learn, and her creative spirit.
We are excited to see so much growth at A-Train Marketing with all our recent hires. It’s a fast pace industry filled with creative minds. If you ever stop by the office, be sure to introduce yourself to the new team members.