Nic’s clumsiest moment…

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That was a close call!

Meet Nicholas, our Digital Media and Analytics Specialist. Lucky for him, he managed to not break anything on his first day with us! When asked about his clumsiest moment, he had just the answer we were looking for.

‘The clumsiest thing I think I have ever done was at my first job in high school. I was starting at this deli down the street from where I lived and on my first day I was picking up some ceramic doppio cups and I dropped them on the floor and they all shattered into a ton of pieces. I had been on the job maybe an hour and I destroyed hundreds of dollars worth of ceramic cups on my first day. Wasn’t my proudest moment and I thought I was going to get fired on my first day. Luckily for me, I just had to work in the dish room for six months and then they let me interact with customers and handle merchandise again.’

Meet Brittany and her dinner party guest list

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Do we get an invite?

Brittany is the newest team member to A-Train Marketing! To give her a proper introduction, we thought it best to ask her who she would bring to a dinner party of a lifetime. We give her 2 thumbs up!

‘Like any natural born host, I know the most important part of a dinner party is the guest list. For my dinner party of a lifetime, I would be sure to invite my celebrity idol/crush Leonardo DiCaprio. I think he would bring a lot of interesting conversation topics to the table. Which is good because as every good host knows there is nothing worse than an awkward silence. Out of all of the presidents that have been in office Barack Obama is by far my top pick to have at dinner because he would not ruin a good time with talking politics all night long. Plus he would probably bring Michelle! Lastly, my historical figure choice would have to be Frida Kahlo because she is one of my favorite artists and she would bring an incomparable diversity to the table.’

Kerry’s future singing career

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Why choose one when you can have both!?

Someone get Kerry a microphone because she is ready to drop it!

When asking Kerry which she would prefer to be the world’s best singer or dancer, she said this, ” Oh my. BOTH! Listen, if I get to be the best singer in the world, surely someone will train me to have some fancy footwork too.”

That being said, the voice prevails as her choice.

And the Whip and Nae Nae would have to follow. So, she’ll fa-la-la, and jigetty jig to her own beat.

Pfffft.  

Drops mic.

Words of Wisdom from Gretchen

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Gretchen had two answers for this question, but for her, they go hand in hand.

The first bit of wisdom she lives by is, “bad deals only get worse”. Meaning, if something is looking bad or going South, jump ship quickly. In a business context, this pertains to walking away from a business opportunity or a deal because you know it’s only going to be a detriment to you and your organization.

The second piece of  wisdom Gretchen tries to live by is, “Don’t do anything just for the money”. This one is true for her in all facets of life because she believes that money is not the root to fulfillment and happiness. This wisdom ties in with the “bad deals only get worse” because if a person commits to a bad deal or unfavorable job solely for the money, that person may have regret or dissatisfaction as a result. These two wise quotes that Gretchen lives by not only guide her personal life, they also transcend into the culture we uphold at A-Train.

Ryan’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame

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Ryan’s answer might not be the expected!

Most people dream about their glorified fifteen minutes of fame. A lot of us want to be recognized for doing a good deed or to just be recognized. But there are those out there who do not seek stardom or to have any minutes of fame. Ryan’s answer falls on the humble side of not seeking it out.

“I’ve been on the cover of the Coloradoan business section a couple times if that counts as “fifteen minutes of fame.” I’m honestly not interested in being famous; I prefer to fly below the radar. I’d be happy if A-Train did a campaign for a client that caught fire and helped propel our client to stardom, and I could count this behind-the-scenes success as my fifteen minutes of fame.”

Hannah’s robotic household items

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Hannah is ready to kick back and relax!

Sometimes you just need a good back massage after a long day!
If I had to choose a household item to make robotic, I would have to pick a robotic back masseuse. A little spa robot to gently knead out the knots in my back would help with stress and overall comfort. It would also be great knowing that a spa robot will always have my back when I get home. However, as wonderful as this would be… I’m just not sure I would trust a robot with a deep tissue massage just yet!

But wait, there’s more!

If I had to choose a household item to make robotic, I would have to pick a guinea pig cage cleaner.
I have a sweet little guinea pig named Mo. He loves to cuddle while watching tv, eat carrots, and hide under furniture. Mo lives in a 2 x 6 ft cage and, as little as he is, he sure can make a big mess! It’s always best to stay on top of messes (especially ones that can get stinky), but with a busy schedule, that doesn’t always happen. This is no fun for me or my piggy. A robot cage cleaner would make keeping up with Mo’s mess a lot easier. With the cleaning out of the way, I would get more time to play with my pig while keeping his pig sty at bay.

Heather’s dinosaur dreams

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Heather isn’t a dinosaur, but if she was…

I’m going to have to revert to a fictional dinosaur character “Ducky” from The Land Before Time because that’s where my fondness of dinosaurs began. Ducky is very out-going, positive, loving and is known for having a “big mouth” – yep, yep, yep. Ducky is thought to be a Saurolophus, which can move bipedally (on two feet) or quadrupedally (on four feet) – I like to think I’m using all four of my limbs when biking. Saurolophus, are also herbivorous, a trait I relate to in my food preferences. Although I’m not a full-fledged vegetarian – nope, nope, nope – I consider myself to be a flexitarian. I am known at work for always occupying a drawer of the refrigerator at work for my vegetables, as well as, having a fruit basket on my desk.

Matt’s favorite food group

Matt and his burritosWhat was Matt’s answer when we asked him about the first thought that ran through his head when he woke up this morning?

It’s simple – Matt loves his burritos and often talks about the beauty of getting a trifecta (burritos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). So, we didn’t bat an eye when his answer was, “Hmm. Where should I go for a burrito today?”

Madison’s nasty sandwich

ATOT_MadisonDon’t mess with Madison – she makes a mean sandwich

Okay, so this may seem super weird, but when I was little, my sister and I actually did this to each other. I still vividly remember eating the sandwich that she gave me. There was ketchup, mayo, mustard, salad dressing, ham, peanut butter, jelly and some other hodgepodge ingredients from the fridge sandwiched between the heels of the loaf (and we all know the heels are the worst). If I had to make my friend eat a sandwich after losing a bet, I would probably do something along the same lines…technically edible, but full of combinations that you definitely do not want to eat. My bestie, a self-proclaimed sandwich-making pro (seriously), would probably tell me to take the sandwich, put it where the sun don’t shine, and call the sandwich police on me.

Austin and his elephant

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Hey, Austin – If you had an exotic pet, what would it be?

I would follow in the footsteps of George of the Jungle and pick a Borneo Pygmy Elephant to be my house pet. The Borneo elephant is the smallest (and cutest) breed and has the best chance at fitting into my house. I also love how emotionally intelligent they are – they can experience a wide range of emotions that are typically restricted to humans. Due to their emotional intelligence, I think an elephant would make a great best friend. We’ll go to the park and play fetch; I’ll just need to bring some massive sticks and extra large poop bags.