We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.
Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
My new title is Event Coordinator 2. I am currently a member of Cohort 8 pursuing my Bachelors in Marketing & Entrepreneurship here at GRC. I was a bartender/manager at the SportsPage here in Auburn for years (some of you know me as “SMASH”), and when the place suddenly closed down, I decided to really shake it up. I came back to school. Shortly after I enrolled, I started working in Conference Services for Patty as a work-study student, and now I am excited to say I am a classified full-time employee.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
The opportunity to be a part of the army that works so hard to embrace, encourage, and support our students is what drew me to apply to Green River. The staff here at GRC helped me change my life, and I want to pay that forward.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
On my ride to work today, I was listening to ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, and Wu-Tang Clan. Yesterday it was Blondie and Hed PE.
What was the very first job you ever had?
My very first job was a paper route for the Seattle Times when I was 10 years old.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
This entire experience is exciting for me. I am an excited person, but if I had to choose only one thing, I would have to say that the most exciting thing about my new position is having the opportunity to help students create memorable experiences through their events. Being a part of memories that will last a lifetime is truly an honor.
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
One thing I would love to accomplish in my first year at Green River is to build our social media presence in a way that allows us to connect and engage with students and our community. Establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships with students and staff will help me address the needs of our diverse community throughout the event planning process.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
- Surviving my late teens/early 20s
- Going back to school in my 30s & Graduating from GRC
- Being sponsored by GNU for women’s snowboarding
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
My family started calling me Smash when I was three (3) years old. It actually took me a few months after I came back to school to get used to being called Ashley, so if I don’t respond right away, that’s why. My friends, family, and most people that know me call me Smash. I will tell you why some other day. Sal calls me something else, but that’s another story. J
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
For our annual talent show, I would showcase either snowboarding, horseback archery, or my artwork.
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
Gators Remarkably Encourage Embracing Nations