How well do you know the awesome people behind FormAssembly? This series is the place to learn all about our awesome team members. This week we’re profiling Maggie Tharp, our Creative Manager.
Name: Maggie Tharp
Title: Creative Manager
With FormAssembly Since: June 2016
1. What interested you about FormAssembly in the first place?
The job description sounded exactly like the direction I wanted to head in (a mix of marketing and writing), and the remote aspect was intriguing — something I’d never done before, but had always wanted to try.
2. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
I love being able to using my writing talents to help drive FormAssembly’s marketing forward.
3. What excites you most about your position and growth opportunity at FormAssembly?
In my time at FormAssembly, I’ve been excited to see how much our small, but mighty, marketing team has been able to accomplish, from event marketing to high-quality eBooks. With as much as the five of us are capable of and the rate at which our marketing strategy and tactics are improving, I can’t wait to see how much more we will accomplish as time goes on and as we continue to grow.
4. What has been your proudest moment at FormAssembly?
I’d say my proudest moment was working with one of our partner Idealist Consulting to put together a really high-quality ebook to gather nonprofit leads. It was a collaborative process that each person on our team played an important role in and it was great to see all that combined effort pay off.
5. What unique qualities do you bring to the FormAssembly team?
My career began in journalism, which in a trial by fire way, taught me to write quickly and well. That’s been a real help in keeping our content efforts consistent. Other than that, I post cute cat pictures from time to time, so there’s that.
6. What are some of your favorite activities outside of work?
Working on the house I bought three months ago, spending time with my husband and cats, running, thrift store shopping, and writing.
7. What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
For about 10 years, I was an Appalachian clog dancer, and competed at a state level.
8. Who was your role model/hero as a child? Why?
My grandmother. An editor by trade, she was one of the smartest, classiest, cleverest, most inspiring women in my life.
9. What’s your spirit animal? Why?
After much thought, I have to say chipmunk. They’re a bit skittish, but productive, and we share the same hair color.
Like this post? Check out the previous Teammate Highlight featuring our Marketing Designer, Dustin Phelps.