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Employee Spotlight: Meet Sam, Our LXRGuide Teammate

Digital marketing requires a unique combination of left and right brain. For this reason, NetElixir prides itself on being a second home to geeky cool creatives. This time, we’re shining the spotlight on Sam, who is definitely not afraid to flex her imaginative muscles!

Sam has been with NetElixir for a year as a part of our LXRGuide team. Fun fact – she interned at TripUniq, a travel app, in Barcelona for two months during her junior year at the University of Delaware. While in Spain, she stayed at a homestay where she developed her Spanish skills and learned more about the culture.

From Sam’s exciting trip to Spain.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT NETELIXIR?

“It lets me develop my skills in a lot of different areas,” she said. “I get to work in customer service, marketing, and do a little bit of content, as well. Working on such a small team, I get to see how my contributions directly affect the company and the software.”

Learn more about Sam in the video interview or full transcript below:

Q: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST COMPUTING OR INTERNET MEMORY?

A: Doing those typing exercises in computer class in elementary school.

Q: WHAT PROFESSION, OTHER THAN YOUR OWN, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?

A: I’ve always been interested in art. When I was younger I always wanted to be a fashion designer so I have all these folders in my house of clothing designs. That eventually led to graphic design but it all played into marketing and how you could use creativity there, as well. Also, I’ve always wanted to be a travel blogger. How cool would it be to be paid to travel?

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SCREEN NAME?

A: Track95runner and I made it before I started doing track in middle school. Once I started doing my races, I actually came in last place every time so I quickly changed that screenname.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OR BOOK?

A: The Harry Potter series. I love all of the books. I would read them the week they came out and finish them. I’ve also loved the movies. I still, to this day, watch them at least once a year…(but really it’s once a month).

Q: WHAT IS YOUR HIDDEN TALENT?

A: I really like to paint! I’ve always liked to paint in acrylics. I actually opened up an Etsy shop in high school. Now I pretty much just do it for fun but I took an oil painting class my senior year of college and I got really interested in that so I do that a lot, as well.

One of Sam’s paintings of the Aurora Borealis.

Q: WHAT DOES YOUR DAY-TO-DAY AT WORK LOOK LIKE?

A: I divide most of my time during the day answering client questions, posting to our social channels, writing for the LXRGuide blog, and working on some marketing initiatives.

Q: WHAT’S ONE THING YOU’VE LEARNED FROM YOUR ROLE?

A: One big thing I’ve learned is time management. I do juggle a lot in the role. I was never one to use calendars in the past, but now I’ve definitely become a big fan of calendars, planning out all of my meetings, and setting reminders for anything that’s due.

Sam at her desk, working with clients to make sure they’re happy with their LXRGuide experience.

Q: IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME TO WHEN YOU STARTED AT NETELIXIR, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOURSELF?

A: Plan out questions ahead of time. If I’m on a call, I know a question will probably come up and I could have that answer right away.

Interested in helping retailers grow their business like Sam has? Join our team! To find out how, visit netelixir.com/careers.

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