Please help us in welcoming to the team Lauren MacBlane! Lauren is our newest BEMO team member and will be joining us as our second Customer Success Manager. She will focus on creating stellar relationships with our customers, helping them create long-term plans and keeping them happy as clams. Lauren will work closely with Domonic and Carol.
A little about Lauren:
Lauren joins BEMO from Richmond, Virginia where she lives with her perfect pup, Eloise. "She's the perfect dog for me," she told the team in our Get to Know Lauren Virtual Water Cooler (which, as you can see, was pretty fun):
Eloise weighs in at a solid ten pounds, she doesn't shed and she loves to sit in Lauren's lap. She checked all the boxes.
In addition to her pooch, Lauren is also the mom of 19-year old twin daughters. Her favorite family tradition with them is to watch as they hang ornaments on the family Christmas tree.
Though she swears she's not a big risk-taker, Lauren has had some pretty adventurous outings! Her favorite? Off-piste skiing in Jackson Hole. Lauren is extremely easy to talk to and found herself befriending a local who showed her the "off the beaten track" skiing to be had. It's still her favorite memory and the craziest thing she's ever done. She's followed her love of the outdoors to cycling these days where she loves to spend some time alone on the road or riding with her boyfriend. She also loves hill climbing!
When she's not cycling all over Richmond, she's working on a written dialogue with one of her twins about life and values which we think sounds pretty cool. Lauren's favorite movie is "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Currently, she's watching "Gilmore Girls" and just finished reading The Martian by Andy Weir.
Lauren has a lot of talents but her secret talent: making something from nothing. Even if there's seemingly nothing in the kitchen, she can somehow whip up a delicious meal. Speaking of which, when we asked her what her favorite meal was she responded: "Any meal that ends with a cheese cart full of unpasteurized cheese." Luckily for her, her favorite meal seems like one she'll have often on her Bucket List trip to France. Her ideal trip would involve her cycling during the day on a guide-led tour of the best roads in France and ending each evening at a fabulous restaurant (with lots of cheese). Here she is on top of Mt. Diablo in California:
A few fun facts:
Who inspires you? People who get back up when they are knocked down
What was the best concert you ever attended? Zac Brown in Milwaukee
Where’s your favorite place in the world? Wherever home is
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Turquoise
Who is your least favorite superhero? Batman
What are some of your pet peeves? The cold, messy drawers, sticky counters
Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? George Washington, Ken Follett, Mozart, Fredrick Douglass
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Someone who is not afraid of heights
Welcome to the team, Lauren! We are so lucky to have you joining us.