Denamico Employee Spotlight: Anna Pollock, Executive Assistant [Video]
Meet Anna Pollock, Executive Assistant – another new member of the Denamico team!
Originally from southern Minnesota, Anna stepped into the limelight of Los Angeles (rubbing elbows with the likes of Beyoncé) while working for the GRAMMYs after graduating from McNally Smith College of Music.
She holds a black belt in multitasking – ready to pounce on any need around the office and also lends a hand in event planning for the team. Basically, she keeps all of our ducks in a row.
Plus, it's been said that she has a pretty awesome Shakira impression that we're still waiting to witness.
Get to know a bit more about Anna and Denamico in the video below.
1. What do you like most about Denamico?
I love the freedom of working somewhere that hasn’t been around for 60 years. The newness allows a marriage of efficiency and creativity, and it motivates me to be in such a great working environment.
2. How would you describe your role?
Right now, it’s impossible to describe my role. As someone who is more on the operations side of Denamico rather than the more structured marketing side, my role at the moment is to observe and fill holes where they are needed. Bills need to be paid? I got it. Do you need to eat? I’ll handle it. Got a meeting you need scheduled? Consider it done.
3. Before working at Denamico, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?I worked in an elementary school as a Teacher’s Assistant, and anyone who knows me now would agree that’s a very unusual job for me. I also worked for the GRAMMYs.
4. How do you define success?
Success is continual growth.
5. Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?
At my previous job, where it was very silent at all times, I accidentally spit out a large gulp of water after swallowing wrong at my desk. Water went on my computer and keyboard, pretty much everywhere. I tried to clean it up quickly and quietly, and after getting extremely embarrassed and ready to explain myself to my neighboring coworker, who was also my boss, I looked over and noticed she hadn’t even glanced over or skipped a beat. To this day, I have no idea if she saw what had happened, but I was laughing (silently) nonetheless.
6. If you were to write a book about your life, what would you name it?
The Coming and Going of People, Places, and Things
7. What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
- You can be the juiciest, ripest, sweetest peach the world has to offer, but there will always be people who just don’t like peaches.
- Your co-workers are human.
- The most important – genuinely ask how others are doing.
8. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Live a little!