Meeting MeetingPlay's #EventProfs: Meet Callie
Each Friday, we shine the spotlight on MeetingPlay's very own team of talent. We showcase the handwork that helps develop, code, design, and work with event professionals every step of the way. Each face is a representative of the hard work and dedication that goes into creating, executing, selling, developing, marketing and everything else that is required to make successful mobile event apps and engaging events.
This week we are featuring MeetingPlay's very own "Callie". Meet MeetingPlay's Callie:
Editor’s note: Unfortunately, Callie couldn’t quite answer for herself specifically, so as a team we conjured together what we thought Callie would want us to share about her.
1.What was your first job? Tell us about it:
My first job was team cheerleader at MeetingPlay. It was hard work making those event professionals happy! I would have to show up, have an office of hardworking staff pet me, walk me, play fetch and more. The daunting tasks of ensuring those event folks were happy – well sometimes I would have to do it all day. Some days were really hard, especially when they made me wait for a treat while they worked.
However, being part of an event tech company taught me a lot about hard work, dedication, and commitment to what is best! I also learned a lot from working within the events industry – the behind the scenes work and all that goes into play for executing live event engagement. I truly feel this will prepare me for when I run for Cormorant, Minnesota mayor. (Watch out Duke!)
2. Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
MeetingPlay has quite a few talented folks on the team, so this is a hard question to answer, but I think I am going to have to go with Lisa Vann. Lisa is MeetingPlay’s chief operating officer and also the owner. She is committed to empowering women in technology and as a fellow female (paw) employee, I look up to her. Plus, Lisa pets me and gives me lots of treats…
3. What’s your favorite part about working in the event technology industry?
Working in the event tech industry is hard work as I mentioned prior – especially as the office dog. But if I had to choose one favorite part about working in this industry, it would be onsite event execution. It is fun to have everyone see me after knowing how hard I worked to put together their event prior. From mobile event apps, pre-conference registration, pre-event engagement and more – seeing it all come together at an event makes the hard work worth it! I'm especially grateful for MeetingPlay's event app reporting that lets me see in real time how well my event is going.
4. What career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self, looking back?
Looking back, as the MeetingPlay dog – I would tell myself to be a little bit more focused. Sometimes I would find myself standing in the middle of the office floor with no real idea of what my goals or tasks were. Establishing well defined goals and responsibilities back when I was 18, meant I could have developed better results. All that time standing in the middle of the floor, aimlessly looking around, I could have been teaching MeetingPlay’s team more about successfully throwing dog toys, or convincing the CEO to take me for a walk.
5. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not actively being MeetingPlay’s dog, I like to spend time with my owners. They take me on lots of walks and give me yummy treats. My owners also have a grand-dog named ‘Roo’ that is rather fun to play with too – as long as you don’t take him on elevators.
As you can see, Callie is quite the event professional. At MeetingPlay, we're always excited to have Callie visit the office, and are grateful for the smiles she puts on our faces! Thanks for being part of the MeetingPlay team, Callie!