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