Welcome to Fluid Truck’s Employee Spotlight blog! We love highlighting our awesome employees and introducing you to the great people behind Fluid Truck.

At Fluid Truck, our product is people. We bring in smart, talented people with a lot of ambition and give them the opportunity to grow and expand their skill sets rapidly. Our end goal is to equip every person who joins our team with the skills they need to one day grow beyond us and create incredible things on their own. 

This week’s Employee Spotlight centers on Lori R. Lori has been at Fluid Truck since close to the very beginning. Her official title is Operations Manager, but her job is all encompassing. When Fluid Truck first started, Lori did everything from HR to Marketing. 

From the early days of multitasking to now steering the ship through the complex waters of insurance, legal processes, and trust and safety, Lori’s role is a testament to our ethos: Fluid Truck isn’t just a place to work; it’s a space to grow, challenge oneself, and redefine boundaries. 

Join us as we dive deep into Lori’s world, uncovering the spirit and drive that make her a quintessential part of our team’s fabric!

Lori in the early days of Fluid Truck with CEO and Founder Jimmy

What are the biggest changes you’ve seen at Fluid Truck?

The biggest change is when we went from jumpy castles to trucks.

[If you didn’t know, Fluid Truck originated as Fluid Market, a “Stuff Rental” platform. Some of that stuff included party supplies like bouncy castles!]

The volume of growth and people is crazy -- I remember when there were six or seven of us, now there's almost 300. We've grown so fast that it's just mind blowing that there used to be six of us on a conference call, and that was a company-wide meeting. Now we have six people on one specific team in one specific city. We went from a little office that we all shared, now we have this huge property and people all over the world. It's crazy.

What’s your favorite part of your job? 

I like to just get stuff done. I'm a task-doer. My job there's always a to-do list, and I like that because I'm always crossing things off. I thrive on accomplishing things. I don't care what it is, I just want to move it through the pipeline and say "done, next"

When you aren’t working, what are you usually doing? 

I try to surf as much as I can, which is rare. I make fancy wedding and birthday and baby shower cakes and stuff. It's just for fun.. I don't know how I got good at it, but I do it for friends. One time I made my moms friend's second wedding cake and it went uphill from there. I used to like to run too, I ran a marathon.

Some of Lori's fantastic cakes

Do you have any secret talents?

I was a baton twirler when I was little!

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?

I learned from Jimmy that, “it never hurts to ask.” I think that if you're going for a job and you want certain pay or certain expectations, you have to ask. Because the answer will always be no if you don't ask. You might as well set yourself up for success. If you need 50k, ask for 50k.

Little Lori!

If you could have a Fluid Truck full of one thing, what would it be?

Poke. I'm addicted to poke. I think I need to get some after this interview. If I could afford it and not get mercury poisoning I'd eat it every day. In Hawaii, I get it at the deli counter like you get a slice of cheese. You can get it at 7-eleven. 

What motivates you at work? 

Back to the, "I like to check things off and get things off,” thing. My love language is words of affirmation, so I like to check things off and get a, “good job!” 

Being able to cross things off the list is motivating. And I like to make people happy.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I like fine dining –– if someone wants to go to dinner, that might be the thing that I probably shouldn't do, but I do anyway.

What would you tell someone who wants to come work at Fluid Truck?

It's so fun! And it's cool to be with a company that you see growing. We're busy and popular and it's cool and I'm not just seeing it from the parking lot because I work there. You see it in a Forbes report, and in headlines that aren't internal. It's nationwide and big, and I love getting texts from my friends like "I was just in Philly and saw a Fluid Truck!” It's not like working at a Texas Roadhouse or something and it's busy tonight. My job is busy and we're on the front of a magazine. I like that.

Inspired by Lori’s story and eager to craft your own narrative of success and innovation within a team that values growth and opportunity? Discover your next opportunity with us and become part of a story that’s just as exciting as ours. Click here to check out open positions at Fluid Truck.

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