We are excited to announce our newest team member, Katie Atherton. Katie is joining us as an Account Manager and will be responsible for reviewing events and working with them to understand the various features and best practices for setting up and managing events on the platform.
To welcome Katie to our team and to give her the opportunity to tell her story, we spent time learning more about her both personally and professionally. Read on to get to know Katie.
Where are you from, and where do you currently reside?
I am from Virginia Beach, and have been residing in Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech. I am moving to Richmond, VA to start work!
Please tell us a little more about your background.
I graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2022 with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a minor in Professional Sales. Throughout high school and college, I worked various part-time positions, mostly in the hospitality industry, including 5 years at a restaurant/cafe that helped me to develop customer service skills. In addition, I was able to intern with RunSignup in the summer of 2021 where I was able to learn about the platform, use the various features, and work with some of the customers.
What are you most looking forward to in joining the GiveSignup | RunSignup team?
I am really excited to get to know everyone better. Having met most of the team via video calls during the summer, I really look forward to meeting everyone in person!
Tell us about your hobbies and interests, and what you like to do for fun outside of work.
Outside of work, I try to be as active as possible. In my free time, I am usually exercising, playing with my dog, or traveling with friends and family. I also consider myself a “foodie” and love to try new foods whenever I can.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I am on the board of a nonprofit event called k5k: A Run for Kendra. The event is a memorial run in honor of my mother, Kendra, and we raise money children who lost a parent to cancer. We currently use RunSignup for our event.
We are excited to have Katie join our team full-time, and look forward to her many contributions!