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It might be an odd thing to say, but we are constantly amazed by our own people. They amaze us with their inexhaustible work ethic. They astound us with their immeasurable creativity. And they astonish us with their everyday heroics. But most of all, they stagger us with their seemingly infinite collection of Star Wars action figures. They will amaze you too — the people, not the Ewoks and Wookies.

Select a category from below or an individual person and learn more about them.

Donna Shultz

President & CEO

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

What inspires you and why?

  • Being able to make unforgettable experiences any place in the world.
  • To be ahead of the curve, before anyone else.
  • Making new connections with people and companies that have the same passion I do.
  • Running my very own business.
  • Showing my daughters that if you really want something in life you have to work hard for it.
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Laurie Kamal

VP Finance

What inspires you and why?
My 3 kids inspire me, they have such a passion for life, they love unconditionally and they amaze me every day.

What’s the best part of your job?
All of it! I love what I do, the people I work with and where I work. It might sound cliché but it’s the truth.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
You are in charge of your own happiness, not your family, your friends, your co-workers or any one else – only you can make you happy.

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Tammy Wilkes

VP Human Resources

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
“Spend as much time as you can with your kids. I’ve lived through every stage of my life and I can honestly say the best times are when your kids are still living at home.” This advice was given by my grandmother the day before she passed away while I was 7 months pregnant!

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
It would be an incredibly simple day; sitting outside in the warmth, reading a book, and dozing off if I felt like it, without feeling guilty that I wasn’t doing something productive.

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Gary Collins

Director of Operations

What’s the best part of your job?

Each day brings new challenges and each challenge is an opportunity for success.  With purchasing and production I also enjoy the interaction with many different people; vendors, salespeople, project managers, production employees, and set up personnel.  I have to be able to learn new things every day and be able to inform others all at the same time.  Lastly, I love that I have constant audiences for my dry jokes.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Be true to yourself.  Don’t become someone that you don’t like or don’t want to be.  It doesn’t cost anything to be kind, respectful and to encourage others.  Always remember that your job is not who you are, it’s what you do

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Katie Colombo

Associate Account Executive

katie.colombo@mirrorshow.com

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Wake up each morning with the intention of learning something new. It is important to be a life-long learner and to have a variety of experiences in order to find fulfillment and happiness.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
Summer. It is the time of year when people are the happiest and most care-free. I love the sunshine and enjoy all summertime activities—being on the water, outdoor parties, and going to country concerts!

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Kerrie McWhorter

Account Manager

What inspires you and why?
It can be as simple as watching a commercial that strikes a personal cord, to a come behind sports victory. Big or small I’m inspired by the people that conquer and overcome obstacles to achieve success!

What’s the best part of your job?
Having the ability to bring my energy, passion, and commitment to every project and seeing how it can inspire my teammates to do great things!

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Kelsey Frank

Account Executive

What inspires you and why?
Seeing the passion and creativity in other people. Being surrounded by such creative passionate people in both my work and personal life inspires me to think outside of the box and constantly push the envelope.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Even when you don’t have a choice in the matter, you can still choose your attitude. In any given situation your attitude can really have a big impact on the outcome, or at least your state of mind. I always try to find that silver lining.

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Chelsy Klopotowski

Account Executive

What inspires you and why?
My Family: We all lead very different lives from day to day but are always there for one another. Our life goals may be different but we all motivate and support one another in an effort to help each individual achieve and establish their version of happiness.

What’s the best part of your job?
The experience of a new adventure each time I travel for an event.
The continuous opportunity to meet and build relationships with new people.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Life is what you make it!

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Melissa Osburn

Program Supervisor

What’s the best advise you have ever gotten?
“Look both ways when crossing the street.” and “Just Keep Swimming.”

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Easy, I would eat anything I wanted (calories don’t count on this day), never get full, and I would relax.  Nachos would be a must on the menu and laying around with the people I love.  Laughing, eating and relaxing.  Doesn’t matter where it is, just as long as I had great friends, good food and laughter, I am there!

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Wendy Marold

Director of Client Services

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
Spring; in Spring everything is fresh and new, colors abound and each day seems to bring a new opportunity with it to grow and flourish. I try to carry the feeling of Spring with me on a daily basis, every day is an opportunity to grow if you view it that way.

What’s the best part of your job?
Although I’m not a design visionary myself, I’m inspired by design and enjoy being surrounded by new ideas. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a design concept successfully become reality.

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Mary Ellen Hall

Sr. Account Manager

What’s the best advise you’ve ever gotten?
Surround yourself with positive people.

What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is when the customer says, “Best show ever!”

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Bill Quetschenbach

Sr. Account Executive

Where do you get new ideas?
Ask your children questions; you may be surprised at the answers! Young minds have fresh ideas.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
A round of golf with my family and closest friends at Ballybunion followed by a party in the clubhouse with the band Marillion as the evening entertainment.

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Heather Knowles

Program Manager

What inspires you and why?
I believe in surrounding myself with people who are ambitious, hardworking and passionate about a personal cause.  To me, inspiration often comes, not from those with great power or celebrity, but from the dreams and aspirations of ordinary people, who are anything but ordinary.

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
If I were a season in Upstate, NY, I’d be Fall.  In addition to the colorful leaves, crisp-cool air and hot apple cider, Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite holidays!

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Meaghan Bircher

Account Executive

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Be better than you were yesterday.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Spend a summer day in the Finger Lakes with my family & friends.

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Kate Murphy

Associate Account Executive

kate.murphy@mirrorshow.com

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Be yourself and don’t allow the world to take control.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
If I were a season, I would be Fall. I love the beautiful scenery, cozy cardigans, and pumpkin spice lattes.

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Cory Fahey

Program Manager

What inspires you and why?
The greater good. If something is worth doing it is worth doing right. I strive to wake up every day with the intent to give it my best.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
If I were a season I would be fall…for me this is when the outdoors really takes life. I love hunting, camping, and hiking so for me this is the best time of the year.

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Victor Sanchez

Project Manager

What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is watching a project grow from design concepts to reality. I also really enjoy the fast pace work environment.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
I would be spring because spring to me symbolizes progression. Whether it be a project’s development or everyday life progress I think spring best describes me.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would play running back for the NY Giants but only if I was guaranteed my health the following day.

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Michael Frisk

Creative Project Manager

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.  My dad taught me this at a very young age.  I have always valued this piece of advice because it can be applied across the board.  Regardless if its personal or professional (or just doing yard work-which is where I first learned this) entering the situation with your whole mind and body will truly result in your very  best.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Watch the Buffalo Bills win a Super Bowl.

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Tom Rightmyer

Senior Project Manager

What’s the best part of your job?
I love the way my job is constantly changing and no day is ever the same. Anyone can excel at a job that is the same day after day but it is always a challenge to consistently do a great job on a changing landscape.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Never give up! It is a motto I live by and has enabled me to accomplish great things even when it first seemed like they would not be possible.

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Rod Moses

Project Manager

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Dedication and perseverance equals success.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Travel to Europe with my family and play in the Rugby World Cup.

 

 

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Anthony Imburgia

Associate Project Manager

What’s the best advice you have ever gotten?
“Enjoy the process” – something that my dad always said t0 me.  It’s something that can be applied to so many areas in life.

Where do you get new ideas?
For me new ideas come from working through life’s roadblocks.  I think problem solving breeds creativity.

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Eric Loose

Field Project Manager

eric.loose@mirrorshow.com

What’s the best part of your job and why?
The people. The people at MSM are the best. I also enjoy working with the clients, vendors and others I meet in the field.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the ride!

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
It’s hard to beat a day of fishing and scuba diving in the Thousand Islands!

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Bill Diener

Project Manager

bill.diener@mirrorshow.com

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in you years.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Find a warm deserted beach to snorkel and explore with my family.

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Diana VanGorder

Exhibit Detail Manager

diana.vangorder@mirrorshow.com

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would be at the beach with friends and family.  A day full of jumping waves, sunbathing and a bonfire to end the night.

What inspires you?
Nature is our greatest resource for design.  It’s filled with never-ending discoveries of shapes, patterns and textures.

What’s the best part of your job?
There is never a dull moment. Each project is unique, so we get to challenge ourselves to come up with creative solutions, while also learning about new and innovative products.

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Mike Kewin

Sr. Exhibit Detailer

Some might call me a ‘pack rat’ – I like to think of myself as a collector of random objects, convinced that I will have the chance to do something with all of it. I enjoy spending time in my shop watching the transformation of materials, reshaping them into something new, or reusing them for something different.

I met my wife Erin @ the age of 12, started dating @ the age 16 and got married @ 24. Now @ 27, we are hunting for the perfect yard for our two dogs – one that can also provide space for a swing set or a tree fort for the little one on the way.

Other than that: I don’t have 20/20 vision, I only have 9 finger nails, and I am missing my spleen.

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Stacy Kotula

Associate Exhibit Detailer

What inspires you and why?
Fabric because of the colors, patterns, and textures.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
Summer:  Sun, sand and sightseeing.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Just spending the day with friends and family.

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Bruce Letzelter

Graphic Supervisor

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
A happy wife is a happy life.

 

What inspires you and why?
My family inspired me.  My wife and kids give me the strength to set high goals for myself and achieve them.  I know I can do anything with them by my side.

 

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would skydive.  That is always something I have dreamed of doing.

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Dave Miller

Custom Fabricator

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
“Don’t eat the yellow snow”.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would take my family to Disney World and be the Grand Marshalls of the Magic Kingdom parade, again.

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Michael Wright

Custom Fabricator

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Help those that you see need help because someday that person might be you. Thanks Dad.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would be take my family over to England and take over the throne.

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Chuck Marzulo

Custom Fabrication Manager

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Don’t worry about the things you can’t change, and focus on the ones you can change!

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would take my family to a Caribbean island when my 3 kids are all on their own and away from the nest for a special day.

What’s the best part of your job?
Managing and building a complex project from start to finish and seeing an end result of high quality. This is very satisfying.

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Dan Miller

Procurement Supervisor

What inspires you and why?
The people in my life inspire me the most. I always strive to be the best I can be, not only for myself but also for the people I care about in my life.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
In everything you do, consider the end.

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Nick Imburgia

Graphic Technician

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
I’d have to say summer; the long days are always nice.  Being able to wake up really early and the sun is already shining.

Where do you get new ideas?
I love to look to the outdoors for inspiration and new ideas; there are some many natural designs and wonders all around.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I’d spin a globe and where it stops, the adventure begins.

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John Payton

Warehouse Graphic Coordinator

If you happen to run into me at MSM, it will be in the graphics dept. You’ll probably see me with my headset on, caught in a groove and focused on the task at hand, taking pride in meeting clients’ needs. While I work away, my headphones are teaching me the latest samba, reggae, or third-world percussion groove to play with my band, The John Payton Project. Most weekends find me in some bizarre place on the eastern seaboard playing my music for people. Somehow through it all, my wife, Lynne puts up with me. We own a home on the east side and are both animal lovers. We do our part to give rescue shelter animals a home. Our dog Abby and our three cats – Marley, Ivan, and Hendricks are all rescued. Our boa constrictor, Nicodemus, was not – we just like reptiles.

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Kim Kusak

Exhibit Services Shipping

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
I would be summer because the hot weather energizes me.

What’s the best part of your job?
Problem solving. I like the challenge of figuring out “impossible” shipping situations and the gratification of successfully implementing the solutions.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Don’t depend on other people and be responsible for yourself. If you feel the need to change something, do it yourself and don’t wait for others to take action.

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Brianna Hopper

Associate Account Executive

What inspires you and why?
Random acts of kindness.  It can be a simple smile to helping a complete stranger.  You never know what kind gesture can turn a person’s day around.  “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wastedd.”

 

What’s the best advice you ever gotten?
Don’t settle in live, know what you want and earn it.

 

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Spend one more day with my Golden Grams and be able to listen to all my favorite stories of her childhood.

 

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Shelly Heberger

Regional & Events Manager

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
I would definitely be summer. The cold, long winters give me the blues, so I am always rejuvenated by the sun and warm weather of summer. Oh yeah, I also love a good tan.

What’s the best part of your job?
Being a part of the amazing MSM team that always exceeds customer expectations and provides our customers with a level of service that is second-to-none.

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Lynne Melos

Exhibit Services Coordinator

What inspires you?
Nature inspires me because:

  • It is filled with infinite colors, shapes, textures and configurations
  • Every season bring its own beauty if you look for it
  • It will create endless configurations to see, touch and smell
  • It can renew itself
  • It can change while staying the same

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
That’s easy, I’d be summer. As I live in the northeast most of us look forward to the warmth, beauty and fun that summer brings. Who wouldn’t want to be thought of that way?

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Tom Calaci

Warehouse Minibooth Specialist

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Blaze a path for others to follow…..never tag along.

What inspires you and why?
The little things you see while observing everyday life…. I’m intrigued by people and their actions …watching someone who has to struggle yet still has the determination to be independent….a strong mind and an unbroken will to achieve all things.

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Jim Monell

Warehouse Coordinator

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
Spring because if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Whenever you get in a complex problem and want to grasp at straws, STOP! Take a deep breath – go back to basics and deal with “PRACTICALITY!!”

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Brian Norris

Operations Application Specialist

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you take it. You’re attitude, more than anything else, will determine whether today is a good day or a bad one. Make it a good day!

If you were a season, which one would you be, and why?
Spring. It is a time of re-birth and renewal. Everything turns green again and new life blossoms everywhere around. To look at everything as if it was the first time I had seen it would keep my sense of wonder alive, like a young child exploring their world for the first time.

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Jim DelVecchio

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
If it were possible to do in just one day, I would travel to the farthest reaches of the Universe just to see what is out there. I have always had a fascination about the unknown and unexplored.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
These words were not spoken to me directly, but came from a very old and very wise philosopher. “Do or Do not, There is no Try”. We are capable of success in all that we set forth to Do.

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Kevin Phillips

Warehouse Coordinator

kevin.phillips@mirrorshow.com

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
If I was a season I would be Winter because I love the snow and cold. My favorite thing to do is sit out during a snow storm because it is one of the quietest most peaceful experiences around.

What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the people that I get to work with. Everyone here at Mirror Show Management makes coming to work every day extremely enjoyable.

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Michael Thon

Warehouse Coordinator

What’s the best part of your job?
Free candy.

Where do you get new ideas?
In the shower.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Ride my motorcycle.

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Jaime Berna

Accounting Manager

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Risk equals reward.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted what would it be?
Sitting on the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina with my family and friends.

 Where do you get new ideas?
Meeting new people, and keeping an open mind.

 

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Christie Tilley

Staff Accountant

Where do you get new ideas?
I don’t come up with new ideas, but my son gives me his life situations and I add my experience to morph it into a fresh outlook.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Be happy! A smile spreads smiles

If you had one day to do anything, what would it be?
Spend it with my family on a beach just goofing around.

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Tony Caccamo

Creative Director

What inspires you and why?
Wish-I’d-thought-of-it advertising ideas.
Stand-up comedy. Great movies. Nature.
And music, music, music.

What’s the best part of your job?
Seeing people I direct come up with ideas I couldn’t personally have imagined.

Where do you get new ideas?
Trying hard definitely helps, but when the idea comes, it feels like it’s handed to you from somewhere
outside of you. Very strange. One thing that seems to help is a little sugar coursing through my brain.
Candy, soda, doesn’t matter.

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Kurt Pfeiffer

Associate Creative Director

Where do you get new ideas?
I have found that new ideas often come to me when I’m not trying to solve a problem.  I read the input carefully, do the research, study the challenge, and then wait for the inspiration.  It can come at the strangest times – while I’m driving, in the shower, or half asleep in bed.  You have to let your mind wander outside the boundaries.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
You never get a second change to make a good first impression.

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Jonathan Price

Exhibit Designer

What inspires you and why?
The outdoors. Some of the best designs emerge from there.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
Winter. It’s something in the air; that fresh, clean, crisp, energy that fills my body and soul.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Snowboarding in Alaska searching for backwoods powder runs all day long.

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Gary LaCourse

Graphic Designer

Where do you get new ideas?
New ideas tend to just pop into my head, and probably are a culmination of simple life experiences, futuristic thoughts and an inquisitive imagination.

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
A trip to the final frontier—space is the place for me. Why not have a true worldly experience?

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Matt Thomas

Exhibit Designer

Where do you get new ideas?
From the environment around me, ideas come from the simplest places and things; architectural elements, the landscape surrounding me, words or phrases, and even smells.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
The best advice for me actually came from a quote from Albert Einstein. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Mistakes are something to learn from and just another way to spark some of the most creative ideas in designs.

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Julie Forward

Graphic Designer

julie.forward@mirrorshow.com

What inspires you and why?
People who let nothing stop them from realizing their dreams

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Believe in yourself

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
Fall – the color, the coolness, the variety

What’s the best part of your job?
The people and the problem solving

Where do you get new ideas?
From observing life

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
Travel – to China to walk The Great Wall, to India to take yoga with Iyengar, to Spain to see the Gaudi architecture, to Africa to go on safari…travel!

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Robin Banker

Graphic Designer

robin.banker@mirrorshow.com

What inspires you and why?
My grandchildren and young children in general. They see life so simply.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Live every day like it’s your last because one day you’ll be right — Ray Charles

If you had one day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I’d spend it with my Aunt & Uncle at a baseball game. We’re on a quest to see every MLB stadium.

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Katie McTammany

Jr. Exhibit Designer

katie.mctammany@mirrorshow.com

What inspires you and why?
I love to be surrounded by creative people, I feed off of their energy and passion. I am inspired to think bigger and outside of the box when I am around those who dream big.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
My Dad has always told my sister and I since we were young, that “Everything works out for the best.” I remind myself of his words very often, to stay positive and thinking forward no matter what situation I am in.

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Brittney Turner

HR Associate

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Be kind to one another.

If you were a season, which one would you be and why?
Spring. It’s the one season that everyone looks forward to after a long winter. Spring brings joy, happiness and lots of sunshine.

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