We are thrilled to welcome our new Communications and Marketing Specialist, Mariann!
A writer by day, a below-average, at-home karaoke singer by night, Mariann is an expert in the world of words. From creative storytelling to targeted brand messaging and engaging written content, Mariann is a pro at it all. She loves background music while she works, creating clean copy, and sitting by a campfire in the summer.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Hmm…I think flying would be really incredible. Imagine the views! Although, the lazy side of me would probably pick telekinesis. Gone would be the days of getting super comfortable on the couch only to realize you forgot something in the next room over!
WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU WORK ON AT SONDER?
I’m the president of Writing World around here! I handle writing, editing, communications, marketing, and I collaborate on our social media pages!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING FROM HOME?
I really love having no commute time. It makes me feel like I have all the time in the world some days. It’s really nice to be able to go for a run right after work, or sit and enjoy my cup of coffee in the morning before the day starts. I’m not a big fan of rush hour traffic, so working from home is definitely convenient that way.
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST OFFICE PLACE PET PEEVE?
I don’t know if it’s necessarily a peeve, but I am ALWAYS cold (truly always), so I am not a fan of freezing office temperatures lol. I turn into a total snowman when the AC is too high in an office, and the snowman life isn’t for me.
WHAT WOULD WE MOST LIKELY FIND YOU DOING ON THE WEEKEND?
I’m probably outside! In the summer you’ll catch me either bike riding, hiking, camping, or relaxing outside while trying a new craft beer. In the winter, I’m probably still outside (bundled up to the max), going for a wintery walk or snowshoeing, something like that. I’ll also more than likely be listening to music, too.
DO YOU HAVE A SECRET TALENT?
I mean…I can’t exactly TELL you because it’s a secret, but let’s just say another title of mine could be Master Mac and Cheese Maker.
WHAT’S SOMETHING – BIG OR SMALL THAT YOU’RE REALLY GOOD AT?
I’m actually really good at Spikeball, and I wear that as a badge of honour. (If you’ve never played Spikeball before you should try it out, it’s awesome!) I’ve been asking Jeff if we can update my official title to “Communications and Marketing Specialist, and Spikeball Champion.” He hasn’t gotten back to me yet…
WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG?
Don’t stop believing – Journey. But I will truly sing along to anything (no matter how much the people around me beg me to stop).
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Teen rom coms lol. They’re just so light and always have such feel-good storylines! You can’t go wrong with a feel-good flick.
ANY MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FOLKS OUT THERE?
I really love music and I have a lot of diversity in my tunes, so I could probably make recommendations based on whatever genre you’re feeling. But you can’t go wrong with:
-Caamp if you’re hanging by the campfire, or just looking for some good vibes
-Oh Wonder for some chill tunes while you’re working. Or Taylor Swift’s evermore album
-Edge by Rezz for a good exercise bop
-The Lumineers, Arkells, Vance Joy and The Beatles are good anytime
-I’m Yours by Jason Mraz or Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder are my go-to feel-good songs 🙂