It would only make sense that the week after we close out our blog series about getting to know our staff that we hire two fresh faces to our team :)
We did not want them to go unrecognized, so we want to welcome and introduce Grant West, our new Office Manager, and Frances Travis our new Administrative Assistant!
We took a few minutes to talk with Grant, and Frances is up next.
Get to know... Grant West, Office Manager
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Fayetteville, AR
Q: What does life look like outside of work?
A: I live with my girlfriend, Suzanne, and her three year. old daughter, Ruby.We love to cook and eat interesting food together.Suzanne is a pastry chef.I enjoy teaching Ruby all the little wonders of the world, and I love her learning spirit.I love to read, especially non-fiction, though I am currently engrossed in an endless fantasy novel.I am a diehard basketball fanatic.I play when I can and watch far too much NBA.Recently, I also coached youth basketball in Fayetteville.I love to laugh and joke and I always appreciate dry sarcasm and wit.I love a good conversation over beer.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: I am most proud of things that I make or build.Cooking a delicious meal that others enjoy always makes me feel good.I’m proud of the garden Suzanne and I made.I’m mostly just proud I get to enjoy my life with the close family and friends that I have.
Q: Where do you like to vacation?
A: I like to visit the great cities of the world.I have traveled in recent years to New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Rome, Brussels, and Berlin.Breaking from the norm, however, Iceland is currently the object of my future-vacation eyes.
Q: What are some random/silly facts about yourself?
A: Here they are:
I often wear athletic shorts under my pants so that I can be ready to play basketball at a moment’s notice.
I am a dancing machine.
I suppose I could probably burp the “Star Spangled Banner” if I felt so inclined.
Q: What is your life’s motto?
A: "Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand."–Mark Twain