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1) How important is location for your company and your specific job? What about when looking to get into the industry?
Why would a ski company want to be near beach? The Ski Journal is located in Bellingham, WA - close to Whistler, Stevens Pass and Mt. Baker. Being close to the mountains is very important to The Ski Journal as we stay connected and relevant to mountain culture. Location is important for my specific job as I like to Ski.
2) What were some of the important ways that you networked to get a job? The obvious answer is 'knowing people,' but how did you generally get into contact with these people?
Went skiing (a lot), college, secured an internship, got a good degree and worked on my high five till I got it right.
3) What was your major in college? Do you think this was important in helping you get to where you are?
My degree is in Marketing. As The Director of Marketing for The Ski Journal, it is important as I looked good on paper and had a strong fundamental background in Marketing.
4) Did you work anywhere else that you think helped give you experience professionally? What was that? If not, what was your initial position in the ski industry?
I was a paperboy in my youth, taught me skills such as working hard, being consistent, counting money, being reliable, customer service....and my Marketing Internship at a major ski company didnt hurt.