Employee Spotlight: Gaea Scott
Each month, CDR features a spotlight of one of our employees. This month, we are highlighting Account Executive, Gaea Scott.
What is your guilty pleasure? Being a mother of 4 boys, my guilty pleasure is stealing time for myself. My most recent chance was going to afternoon tea with my college roommates. A very nice, quiet few hours. No, I didn’t miss the kids while I was gone.
Who do you donate to or volunteer with? My newest engagement is my kids PTA. They are newly attending a public charter school so I am trying to help as much as I can with all the events they plan to raise money for the school. I am also volunteering to help coordinate the Reflections Arts Program with the National PTA for our school. I really want to help my kids see how rewarding it can be to get involved in the opportunities that are right in front of them, and to be excited to be a part of their community.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tough question, but hands down the winner for me is warm bread and butter. A staple to a home cooked meal.
Describe yourself in five #Hashtags. #SleepAnotherDay #BoyMOM #DoItRightTheFirstTime #GooniesNeverDie #AreTheyServingWine
Where was the last place you traveled (for fun or for work)? My most recent vacation was to the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. It was a lot of fun to stay at a house on a lake—lots of swimming, playgrounds, and fresh air. We also enjoyed a train ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway where they gave us lots of interesting facts about Pennsylvania that I didn’t know. Some of the facts shared were that the state drink is milk, the state dog is the Great Dane and the state flower is the Mountain Laurel, which we saw lot of on our train ride.
Where is one city or country you would love to visit? I would really love to visit Greece. Having studied art history and seeing so many beautiful images of the country, I think it is one place I would fall in love with if I ever get a chance to visit. And the cuisine— I think I could eat Mediterranean cuisine any day!
What was your first job and what did it teach you? My first real job that I learned something meaningful from, was working in Ocean City for Sunsations (a souvenir shop). It was a very different experience to be working with a team of 5-7 people and be the only one that was born in the United States. They employ a lot of seasonal workers from other countries via exchange programs, so they didn’t always know how to handle some of the customer service issues we would see with families on vacation. It was interesting and challenging to have folks come in looking for a specific item and get really flustered when they couldn’t find it or just be upset, because they weren't having the best vacation. I learned a lot about how to help people through patience and empathy. I also got to see first hand how difficult it can be to get a pre-teen to pick out a cheesy vacation t-shirt, because their mom advised them to.
Keep calm and …? Sing along.
If you could be a super hero, which one would you be? Oh, this is not an easy question. Captain Marvel is obviously the strongest Marvel super hero, but I am also a huge fan of Wonder Woman from D.C. comics. However, I really think being as smart and wealthy as Iron Man would be pretty awesome. But, you can’t beat the all-around good guy... Captain America. I can’t pick just one, but I can say that I think we enjoy them because they are awesome and amazing characters who do good, because it’s the right thing to do and that’s the best quality in them all.
Past, present, or future, who would you like to have a conversation with? … why? One person I’d like to have a chat with would have to be Eleanor Roosevelt. She had a fascinating life experience and was a very large influence on change in our country and such a pioneer for women! I could probably just sit for hours a listen.