In my last post I answered the no-longer-elusive question: “What do you guys do when camps aren’t in session?” But have you ever wondered about the individuals behind the big green iD logo? What we’re like and what really makes us tick?
If you visited our offices and saw the festive decorations, the goals posted on our walls, and the many photos of family and friends (and pets), you would see that we probably have quite a bit in common with you. We care about what we do. We care about our families. We all have commitments and schedules to juggle – all of which can seem magnified this time of year.
And, like many of us, perhaps you haven’t had a chance to do any holiday shopping yet. But that’s okay! (The stores are open later during December for that very reason.) Maybe the list below will give you some ideas. Maybe you’ll get a bit nostalgic. Maybe you’ll glean a fun thought or even a chuckle or two. Here’s a look at what some of us are hoping for this year.
Jen, regional manager: “I would really like a snow tube and snow shoes. I know it sounds silly but the thrill of sliding down a snow hill is just as exhilarating now as it was when I was a kid.” Alisa, director, strategic programs: “I’d like to hear that the U.S. economy has gained some more strength. Good news going into the new year.” Sarah, payroll assistant: “All I want for Christmas is a Kindle Fire!” Alexa, co-founder & COO: “A day that is completely stress-free…full of laughter, giggles, beautiful memories to look back on and cherish for a lifetime.” Charlie, regional manager: “I want a legendary Daedric Sword in Skyrim :)” Allison, office coordinator: “I would love a Le Creuset French Oven so I can make some delicious soups and stews.” Pete, president & CEO: “I want to plant 25,000 trees.” [See One Camper One Tree] Robby, regional manager: “#1: New Golf Clubs” Marta, creative lead: “Garden Planters. Our apartment has this nice, large balcony and I think it would be so cool to plant some herbs, veggies and flowers and go back to my MN farming roots. (Whether I’ll be able to keep the plants alive is another thing though.)” Crystal, app dev lead: “A trip to Spain!” Nina, strategic programs coordinator: “I gotta dream big here…A good camera.” Julie, senior camp operations manager: “With all of this travelling I’ve been doing lately, I’m dying for the new Kindle Fire!” Jamon, program advisor: “Entourage Season 3!” Nova, administrative services representative: “The top of my wish list? SLEEP! All I want is some rest & relaxation.”
Hungry for more holiday tidbits? Check out some photos from our Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest. From decorator crab to pajama-fab – our outfits encompassed a very wide range (off the charts, really) of “holiday-chic” style.
Happy holidays! Thank you for an amazing year. We have some great things in store for 2012…