Stephanie & Ashley: Living Our Cause

Feb 6, 2017, 15:31 PM by

Stephanie, Living Our Cause

Name: Stephanie Mott, Creative Director

How long have you worked for the Y? Four years, but I did contract work for the Y for three years before that, so I’ve been connected to this Y for a long time.

Pet: I have an old, fat cat named Simon.

I work for the Y because: It’s a really positive work environment with lots of kind people who are passionate about what they do. And the Y respects work/life balance, so I don’t have to sacrifice time with my family to be successful in my job.

Favorite restaurant: Tortugas, Centro, Two Dog Diner, Pumphouse.

Favorite way to relax: Reading in the bath.

I would love to travel to: I'd love to do a European castle, art and wine tour

The most fun part about my job is: I get to be creative every day, and I’m always being presented with interesting problem-solving challenges.

Favorite movie: Star Wars (original 3), Lord of the Rings (all three), Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite book: I have three favorite book series. The Harry Potter series, Wheel of Time series and The Dark Tower series. 

The most meaningful part of my job is: I’m a behind the scenes person. I rarely interact directly with members, so it’s staff who make it meaningful. When they say things like “Hey, that brochure you made really increased my numbers” or “We raised X more dollars after you sent that eblast,” that feels good and I know I’ve done my part to help the Y.

Hobbies include: Reading, hiking and golfing.

Favorite band: 
Radiohead

The biggest lesson I’ve learned while working at the Y is: My husband says I’ve become a more empathic person since I started working at the Y, so I think that must be it. 

Favorite fruit: Watermelon and peaches

Favorite sports team: Broncos

Name: Ashley Anderson, School Age Program Assistant Director

Ashley Anderson

How long have you worked for the Y?I've worked for YMCA of Boulder Valley for almost 3 years now. 

Pets: Cats.

Favorite color: Purple.

I work for the Y because:
I want to make a positive impact in the lives of children. 

Favorite fruit: Cherries.

The most fun part about my job is:
Getting to do activities with my kids that I loved to do when I was their age.

Favorite sports team: Broncos.

The most meaningful part of my job is: Watching my kids grow and learn, knowing that I had a part in that. 

I would love to travel to: New Zealand.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned while working at the Y is: Always suggest a bathroom break before going outside.

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