Amanda Yandell is the newest addition to the Fire-Dex marketing team, joining in September 2017 as our Digital Marketing Specialist. Amanda holds a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University and resides in Wakeman, Ohio with her husband, Adam (a local firefighter and paramedic) and daughter, Quinn (9-months). Continue reading to learn more about Amanda.
What’s the best thing that happened to you this week, either at work or outside of work?
Well, I would have said the Indians making it to the ALCS, but we all saw how that turned out. Either way, I still love my Tribe!
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Colorado for hiking, New York for snowboarding and cruises for relaxing.
What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
I would tell my 12-year-old self to, "Be you, it's okay to fall off the beaten path, and most importantly, take advantage of every opportunity-big and small!"
What are 3 things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- I am an inner nerd who loves video games
- I am mildly obsessed with Game of Thrones
- I dream of going to Comic Con
What is your favorite app?
I have a tie: Pinterest & Ibotta
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Goonies! (What can I say? I'm an 80's girl)
What are you most excited for Fire-Dex in 2018?
Fire-Dex’s innovation: what comes next after TECGEN71? It is certainly an exciting time to be a part of the Fire-Dex team with the expansion and anticipated growth.
What song makes you want to “bust a move” when you hear it on your device or radio?
Oh, but there are so many!
What do you love most about your job?
Everything so far! I love that there are endless challenges of learning a new role. I’ve also enjoyed getting to know the wide array of amazing personalities.
What one device can you not live without?
My Android. Life just wouldn't be the same without widgets.
If you were stranded on an island and could only have THREE things, what would they be?
Is a boat an option? ;)
What career advice would you give to new college grads or other jobseekers seeking their first career gig?
Dream big! First discover trends about what you enjoy doing in your personal life then find a career path that harnesses those passions.
Also, mentorships are priceless! Take advantage of internships, school programming and other networking opportunities.