It’s the first Friday of the month, which means we’re introducing another member of the FormAssembly team! Today, meet Steven Watkins, our Email Analyst.
Name: Steven Watkins
Title: Email Marketing Analyst
Time at FormAssembly: 2 years
1. What interested you about FormAssembly in the first place?
I was interested in FormAssembly because it was headquartered in Bloomington, IN, and that’s where I did my undergraduate studies at Indiana University’s School of Informatics. FormAssembly also offered 100 percent remote work and my current job entailed an hour drive both ways to the opposite of Indianapolis where I lived, so I was ready for a change in my routine. At the time, FormAssembly was only 12 people, and the size of the company was very attractive because it meant that I could potentially have a large part in its growth, and I feel that I have over the past two years!
2. What do you love about what you do?
I love the amount of freedom that I have in my position. Having a 100 percent remote culture removes the stresses and strains that make one dread work in the first place. There are many reasons I love FormAssembly, but most of all it’s because this company is focused on its culture, clients, inclusiveness, and success.
3. What has been your proudest moment at FormAssembly?
My proudest moment at FormAssembly is really an annual thing, there is no one moment that I’d like to cherish more than others because they all mean a lot to me. However, our reunions are a very fun time and a very proud moment for me. Our company reunions, held each year in September, is when we’re all together enjoying the spirit of one another, sharing our successes, remembering our failures, and each year that I’ve been a part of this team we’ve had more folks join FormAssembly and share this moment, which is actually about a week long. What a moment, right?
4. If your team had to use one word to describe you, what would it be and why?
Aww just one word?! I’ll go with “cooperative” then. Is that right? 🙂
“Steven is one of the hardest working people I have ever worked with. He is quick to lend a hand, listen, and learn new things! He is a definite asset to our marketing team. His ‘dad jokes’ don’t hurt either, he brightens the day!”
-Ashley McAlpin, Director of Marketing
“Steven is fantastic to work with! He’s attentive to the tiny details, quick to adapt, and an awesome team player.”
– Deborah Kim, Creative Director
“Steven is always awesome to work with, and I’m so glad to have him on our team! In addition to always being helpful and pleasant, he has a wealth of technical knowledge that’s come in handy many times. I look forward to seeing what we’re going to be able to accomplish with Steven as our email marketer.”
– Maggie Tharp, Content Marketing Specialist
5. What are some of your favorite activities outside of work?
I like playing bass guitar and recently I’ve acquired some recording equipment and some other instruments like a 6-string acoustic and a midi keyboard. I enjoy all forms of rock ‘n roll, most of all RUSH. My dog Dexter and I take daily walks and enjoy hiking and camping together. Also, Dexter doesn’t like it, but I rock climb, too.
6. What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I’m a pretty hardcore PC gamer. I typically log about 35-40 hours of game time from Monday to Sunday, most of it being on the weekends. My games of choice have been ARK: Survival Evolved, but I’ve played World of Warcraft since closed beta 2003-2004. My longest streak was a 27-hour session leveling a mage on WoW from 1-60. Yes, I ate and functioned properly. Healthy gaming is important. 🙂
7. Who was your role model/hero as a child?
My favorite fictional hero was Superman, simply because of his willpower. All these people that he could melt and he chooses what’s right: helping them.
My real-life hero though is my father. He’s taught me many things in life, and I wouldn’t be where I am without him.
8. What’s your spirit animal?
So I actually googled this because I’ve never given it much thought until now; I’m a turtle. I feel that I tend to approach things in a paced and structured way and prefer to have a sense of fulfillment in doing something right the first time. Slow and steady wins the race!
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