Get to know the voice behind NS4L, Shannon Smith…
In your words, what do you do here?
I’m “The Voice,” or the social media manager. I run our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and anything else social online! I also keep the website up-to-date and work on various marketing-type projects.
How did you get suckered into working here?
I’ve been friends with Mike Dees for a long time, and he mentioned that NS4L was hiring a full-time position that would be right up my alley. Which was great, because I had just quit my [awful] cubicle job that very day!
What is your favorite NS4L memory so far?
About a month after I started working here, NS4L was honored at the Gator 100 at UF for being one of the top 100 fastest-growing, Gator-led companies in the world. There was an awards gala that happened to have been on my birthday. Collin took the whole team along with him (which most companies did not do) and we had an awesome afternoon. As if that wasn’t a great way to spend a birthday already, after we closed that same day, the team surprised me with a cake and we played beer pong in the back. It was one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had, and it was so nice to bond with the team for the first time!
What is your favorite quote?
“The most valuable of talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” – Thomas Jefferson
What’s your favorite NS4L Core Value?
#7 Communicate Clearly – I have a degree from the College of Journalism and Communications and I really believe that communication is the key to every relationship, whether its a relationship with your coworkers, your sports team, your significant other, or your mailman.
If you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be? Why?
An Irish Setter! Because they are super playful and loving, and, of course, they have red hair just like me!
What’s your dream vacation?
A Mediterranean Cruise, complete with all of the land excursions.
What inspires you?
Seeing hope in the eyes of those who, according to the rest of the world, should be hopeless.
Would you rather have a new car or $20,000 in the car you have now?
$20,000, hands down. I’d rather spend my money on experiences rather than items. (AKA that Mediterranean Cruise)