Meet Amanda Gosling — ETC’s New Membership Coordinator

Welcome, Amanda!

Learn more about our new team member with this Q&A, and be sure to say “hey” when you see her at the upcoming ETC Happy Hour!


 

Q: Tell us a little about yourself – where were you before this? Where did you go to school?

A: I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Philosophy (the latter of which hasn’t been too useful, but at least I can sound smart when I talk about Neitsche or Camus!).

Before coming to the ETC, I was a copywriter and social media coordinator at an online web marketing company called Adventure Web. I have experience in content creation, editing, onboarding/training, and social media marketing.

 

Q: What is your idea of happiness at work?

A: When I was in college, I changed my major 4 times. I found it so difficult to settle on a single subject that would supposedly lead to my dream job. Now, four years after graduating, I’ve come to the conclusion that the key to happiness at work is not necessarily what you do but how you do it. I’m happiest at work when I feel like I’m being challenged, constantly learning and improving, and getting results. Having coworkers you like and a comfortable work environment also makes a world of difference!

 

Q: How did you know the ETC was the perfect fit for you? What do you hope to accomplish here?

A: I have a lot of specific experience that I think translates well into my role as Membership Coordinator at the ETC. I hope that as I grow with the ETC I will be able to make the environment here even more welcoming and accommodating to prospective and current members.

 

Q: Do you have a ritual or routine to the start of your work day?

A: COFFEE. Haha, but seriously, the first thing I do every day is make a cup of coffee. It doesn’t feel right to get started without a cup of Stumptown or Zeke’s on my desk (yup, I’m a coffee nerd).

 

Q: Who has been your biggest influence, and how have they affected you?

A: My friends have been such a big influence on shaping who I am today. I already know the Brinkbit gang, and watching them work 24/7 towards their goals is really inspiring. I have a friend, Carolyn Shayte, who works at Make Studio who really pushes me to get more involved in the community and invest more time in building my artistic skills. It really goes to show that being in the right community can have a hugely positive influence.

 

Q: What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know?

A: I like to sketch and make comic strips! I’m in the process of learning Adobe Creative Suite, so I hope that soon I will transition from making simple pencil drawings to making polished, portfolio-worthy images.