Welcome to Fluid Truck’s Employee Spotlight blog - where we highlight one of our awesome employees once a week so that you can meet the people behind Fluid Truck!
At Fluid Truck, our product is people. We bring in smart, talented people with a lot of ambition and we give them the opportunity to grow and expand their skill sets rapidly. Our end goal is to equip every person who joins our team to one day grow beyond us to create incredible things on their own. Learn more about our employees every week! Interviews are edited for clarity.
This Week, Meet Lori W.
Lori is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Fluid Truck. She’s a bada$$ mom based in Seattle who kicks butt by facilitating our strategic partnerships with companies around the country. Keep reading to learn what her favorite part about working for Fluid is!
What are you doing when you aren't working?
I love cooking, I'm a total foodie. I love trying new restaurants, hitting a good thrift store, decorating, gardening, basically anything to get my creative energy out. I have three sons in college who live all over the country - Nashville, LA, and Austin TX - I love visiting them whenever I can.
Do you support any sports teams?
Yeah! The Seahawks of course.
What's your favorite part of your job?
I think just being a part of building something from its early stages. I believe in this company, and that it's going to grow to be something big. I was the 50th employee, so it's been so exciting to watch the explosive growth and how far we've come. As we're building it all together, as we see room for improvement, everyone collaborates and attacks problems to fix them quickly. Once a month we have a companywide meeting showing data on where we are across the board and I love seeing the progression, knowing I'm a part of it. I really enjoy the people I work with.
Do you have any secret talents?
I love the stock market and cryptocurrency! I'm a little bit of a daytrader /crypto nerd and I've had some luck there.
What's the best career advice you've ever received?
Always ask questions and listen well.
What's your favorite line from a movie/song/book?
I've watched so many Will Ferrell movies with my sons "If you ain't first, you're last" comes to mind, I was just watching Ricky Bobby haha.
If you were to have a TED Talk, what would it be about?
How to not care about what other people think, and do what makes you happy.
If you could have a Fluid Truck full of one thing, what would it be?
Cash - it would be fun to give it away.
What's your favorite snack?
I eat vegan burritos almost every day, it's my own recipe.
Do you have any hobbies or side hustles?
I just finished designing a website and building a business plan with my Fiance. It's a side hustle I'm involved with where the end goal is a non-profit that promotes suicide prevention/awareness, education of the effects our digital age has on our youth today.
If someone asked why they should work at Fluid, what would you tell them?
If you enjoy a start-up culture that runs on pivoting, assessing, and constant growth you're in the right place. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we work hard and love it! This is not a place for someone who loves routine work. Fluid is collaborative, innovative, and our technical capabilities are constantly evolving.
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