This is Part 4/7: Meet the Team Mondays
We sat down with a cup of coffee and our Sales & Marketing Director, Ailsa and talked about life before Border7, Lord of the Rings, and Jennifer Lawrence.
B7: First let’s talk about your name, because that has to be tough when meeting new people. How do you tell them to pronounce it?
Ailsa: *laughs* Yea, there have been a lot of Frozen jokes recently. People often ask me if I want to build a snowman. It’s pronounced “Ale-sa.” Princess Elsa hasn’t really helped with the spelling of my name. If only they had named her Ailsa!
B7: What is your job here at Border7 Studios?
Ailsa: I manage partnerships, our social media accounts, oversee the Border7 blog, as well as the sales department. I enjoy learning about client’s businesses, and love the people here at Border7. They make me excited to come to work each day, because I know we are going to have a good time while we work. Also, the coffee is good.
B7: Before working at Border7, what was the most unusual job you had?
Ailsa: Working as a pet sitter when I was in school. I’d take care of all types of animals and met a lot of interesting people. There was a rabbit I would give an IV, and a white bird that liked to sit on your head while you prepared his food for him.
B7: What do you find most challenging about your job?
Ailsa: Multitasking can be tricky, but I love what I do. I always have a crazy number of tabs open, and an impressive collection of gel pens and post its.
B7: Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Ailsa: New Zealand! I’d love to visit the Shire and have a pint at the Green Dragon Inn.
B7: What is your favorite quote or line from a movie?
Ailsa: “All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
B7: Would you rather live in the city or the woods?
Ailsa: I’d live in the woods on a small farm with lots of animals.
B7: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Ailsa: Jennifer Lawrence. She’s a great actress and doesn’t seem to take herself too seriously. Definitely someone I’d have a pint with.
B7: What do you like to do on the weekends?
Ailsa: Horseback riding and hiking with my dog, Angus. I also enjoy playing video games. I’m currently playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which is awesome because it’s Borderlands but in space! I also love playing Skyrim.
B7: What is your favorite music to listen?
Ailsa: I’d have to go with funk and classical music. I recently went to see Kool and the Gang, the Ohio Players, and Rose Royce at the LA County fair and it was the best. The fair also had piglets and baby goats, so it was a great day all around.
B7: If you could own an exotic animal or mythical creature, which would you have and why?
Ailsa: Definitely a Pegasus because then I could canter and fly.
B7: What is your favorite movie or TV Show?
Ailsa: My favorite movies are 300 and The Lord of the Rings. Favorite TV shows would be Game of Thrones and Hannibal. I can’t wait for Game of Thrones to come back in 2016!
B7: Which house in Game of Thrones would you be in?
Ailsa: House Targareyn. I’m definitely team Daenerys!