To finish off this week’s round of National Women’s History Month features, we have Mel!

In addition to being the dog mom of one of the cutest corgis we’ve ever seen, Mel is our Email Marketing Specialist. She’s originally from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and has a degree in journalism from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Check Mel out on our Facebook page by clicking this link here.

Q: What’s the most valuable part of your day?

A: Going to spin class/yoga at night to unwind.

Q: How have you developed professionally since you started working with Flying Cork?

A: This is my second job out of college, and I wasn’t familiar with agencies prior to working with Flying Cork. Previously, I was a Marketing Consultant at a SaaS (Software as a Service) company. I wore many hats, as I needed to be experienced with email, social media, website building, SEO, and other types of marketing. I worked with dozens of small business owners to improve their marketing. With Flying Cork, I have been able to grow my knowledge of email marketing tremendously since that’s my primary focus. I feel like I’ve gained great experience in a professional-level working with the clients we have, and I have a more personal relationship with them.

Q: Bagels or Donuts?

A: Bagels! I could eat smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese every day and never get sick of it.

Q: If Hollywood was making a movie about your life, what would the title be, and what actress would you pick to play you?

A: Title: “Just Add Coffee”. The actress would definitely be Anna Kendrick.

Q: What advice would you give yourself a year ago?

A: Stop apologizing over things that you don’t need to apologize for. Also, whatever problems you’re going through right now, you’ll forget about this time next year.

Q: One thing no one knows about you, but you’re going to tell us anyway?

A: I like to impersonate singers/artists voices such as Norah Jones, Britney Spears, Fetty Wap, etc. I’ll never do that in public, don’t ask :)

Q: You’re trapped in a train with 3 people for one month, who do you pick?

A: Going the celebrity route here….. Melissa McCarthy because she’s hilarious, Ariana Grande because I feel like we’d be good friends, and Morgan Freeman so he can narrate everything.

Q: What has been one of the best moments of your life, so far?

A: Getting married! I watch our wedding video several times a month to relive it.

Q: What female professional has made the most impact on your career and why?

A: My mom. She always gives the best professional advice, and she was very supportive of me taking a chance and moving to Pittsburgh for a career in Marketing.

If you’ve been following us this month, you know we’ve been celebrating National Women’s History Month by featuring all of our female employees. Today, we’re continuing with Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is originally from Akron, Ohio and has earned quite a few degrees: Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications at Ohio State, Master’s Degree in Education at The University of Akron, Master’s Degree in Psychology at Chatham University. Whew! That was a lot.

To see Elizabeth’s post on our Facebook page and give her a like, click here.

Q: What’s the most valuable part of your day?

A: My work day? Honestly, I love to-do lists. Before I leave the office each day, I make a list of what I need to accomplish the next day. I can reflect on what I accomplished before I leave and in the morning I am ready to take on the world. The most valuable part of my day outside of work? Eating dinner with my family.

Q: How have you developed professionally since you started working with Flying Cork?

A: I’ve learned a lot more about the importance of integrating all social media channels in different ways to convey my message. A great post for Facebook is not necessarily a great post for Twitter or Instagram. You have to speak to your audience where they are…not where you want them to be.

Q: Bagels or Donuts?

A: Donuts…because they’re donuts.

Q: If Hollywood was making a movie about your life, what would the title be, and what actress would you pick to play you?

A: If it was solely about my work life, I’d call it “Flying Spork” and Tina Fey would be my top choice.

Q: What advice would you give yourself a year ago?

A: #1: Don’t sweat the small stuff. #2: It’s all small stuff.

Q: One thing no one knows about you, but you’re going to tell us anyway?

A: I competed on (and won) a reality TV show.

Q: You’re trapped in a train with 3 people for one month, who do you pick?

A: My husband and two kids. Sidebar: can people really get trapped on a train for a month?

Q: What has been one of the best moments of your life, so far?

A: Definitely the birth of my daughter. She motivates me to succeed and everything I do is to be a good role model for her.

Q: What female professional has made the most impact on your career and why?

A: As cliche as it sounds, it’s definitely my mom. She worked when it wasn’t considered “normal” for moms to work. She’s my biggest cheerleader and no matter what I decide I want to do with my life, she supports me and wants to help me make it happen. There’s nothing that can compare to feeling like someone is always on your side.

Ah, it’s a new day, and that means it’s time for a new post in honor of National Women’s History Month.

Today, we’ll be highlighting our Senior Manager of marketing automation and email – Krystal, who comes to us from Windber, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Digital Media Arts.

Did you see Krystal’s post on our Facebook page? You didn’t? Shame on you! Fix it by clicking here.

Q: What’s the most valuable part of your day?

A: The morning

Q: How have you developed professionally since you started working with Flying Cork? 

A: This is the first agency I have worked at, and I have learned and adapted more than I thought was possible.

Q: Bagels or Donuts? 

A: Bagels, I don’t like eating sugar first thing in the morning.

Q: If Hollywood was making a movie about your life, what would the title be, and what actress would you pick to play you? 

A: The movie would be called “Hurry Up and Wait” and the actress would be Kristen Wiig.

Q: What advice would you give yourself a year ago? 

A: Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Q: One thing that no one knows about you, but you’re going to tell us anyway? 

A: I actually went to the Olympics in 1996, but as a spectator.

Q: You’re trapped in a train with 3 people for one month, who do you pick? 

A: Cats.

Q: What has been one of the best moments of your life, so far?

A: Any time I am traveling with my husband and friends.

Q: What female professional has made the most impact on your career and why? 

A: Carolina Beyers (although I think she remarried and I don’t know what her married last name is now). She worked in the Controller’s office at Duquesne University when I was a student aid in college. She was smart, ambitious, and kind. I will always be grateful for her friendship and mentorship at a time when I had nothing.

Another day of National Women’s History Month, another day of us bothering one of our wonderful employees with questions.

Today we bothered Kara, another one of our marketing coordinators. If you didn’t already check out Kara’s post on our Facebook page, what are you doing? Get over there and show her some love by clicking here.

Kara is originally from McDonald, Pennsylvania and graduated from The University of Akron with a degree in Marketing.

Q: What’s the most valuable part of your day? 

A: Before I close my eyes at night, I always take some time to read.

Q: How have you developed professionally since you started working with Flying Cork?

A: I actually recently started but I have already learned so much and I am eager to continue to grow!

Q: Bagels or Donuts? Why? 

A: Donuts – they never disappoint.

Q: If Hollywood was making a movie about your life, what would the title be, and what actress would you pick to play you? 

A: The title would be “Margaritas and Babies,” and honestly, I don’t follow Hollywood very closely, but if I did I would pick an actress based on what they are like in real life. Someone that is funny yet compassionate and kind.

Q: What advice would you give yourself a year ago?

A: It’s not about being more, it’s about knowing that I am already enough and being who He has called me to be.

Q: One thing that no one knows about you, but you’re going to tell us anyway? 

A: Sorry, I can’t do that!

Q: You’re trapped in a train with 3 people for one month, who do you pick?

A: My sister, my nephew, and my sweet dog Leyla.

Q: What female professional has made the most impact on your career and why? 

A: I would say my sister. She was the one that nudged me to quit my job that I hated and follow my heart regardless of the risk that I had to take. Although the whole situation was surrounded by a lot of unknowns, she assured me it would all work out and it did because I ended up here.

In honor of March being National Women’s History Month, Flying Cork is introducing you to our leading ladies. First up to bat is one of our marketing coordinators – Baylee.

Baylee originally hails from Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and just recently graduated from Point Park University with a degree in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management.

We had Baylee answer a few questions, one that you already saw on our Facebook page (and if you didn’t, click here for the post).

Q: What’s the most valuable part of your day? 

A: The most valuable part of my day is usually early in the morning, as that is when I’m most productive.

Q: How have you developed professionally since you started working with Flying Cork? 

A: Professionally I have developed tremendously in my year with Flying Cork. I started off as an intern during my senior year of college and worked my way into a full-time position. During that year I have gained skills in e-commerce services, web development, and day to day communications with clients.

Q: What advice would you give yourself a year ago?

A: It’s okay to not have it all figured out.

Q: If Hollywood was making a movie about your life, what would the title be, and what actress would you pick to play you?

A: It would be a documentary titled “Do You Want To See a Picture of My Cat?” and everyone would just play themselves – including the cats.

Q: What’s one thing no one knows about you, but you’re going to tell us anyway? 

A: I square danced for six years of my life.

Q: What has been one of the best moments of your life so far? 

A: Definitely moving to Pittsburgh. I grew up in a small town and the convenience factor of being surrounded by having things to do has been my favorite part [of the move].

Q: What female professional has made the most impact on your career and why? 

A: Ashley Dobransky, the assistant to the dean of the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University. Ashley mentored me all through college and still makes an impact on me to this day. During my senior year, she guided me through weighing out my options of where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do upon graduation. All throughout college, she helped shape me into the business professional that I am today.