If you are ever looking to experience the feeling of fresh, British Columbia air, sitting with Account Manager Trisha Miller might come pretty close. Originally hailing from Hope, BC, Trisha has been a cornerstone of Genumark Vancouver for a long time and has the resume to prove it!
With a big smile on her face, she took a moment to sit with us to share her story.
TRISHA, WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY?
A typical day starts with me at my desk by 6:00 – this allows me to get a jump start and to stay in touch with what is going on with customers and suppliers that are on Eastern Time Zone. I spend time researching products, quotes, processing orders, shipping out orders, talking with clients and just getting work done! As one great moto states “Just do your job!” In the evenings, I can be found eating dinner in my car & shuttling my kids to and from their sporting events. Never a dull moment – which I enjoy & thrive on.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH GENUMARK?
Since 1995, so 24 years
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE THE PROMO INDUSTRY?
I attended Business College in Vancouver & travelled a little.
WHAT JOBS HAVE YOU DONE SINCE WORKING AT GENUMARK?
When I first joined Genumark in 1995 I was the Receptionist then moved onto the Programs Department. A position I loved and learned a great deal from – so many aspects of what we do now comes back to basic customer service, and that is what should always be number 1! I take each of my jobs & what I have learned into becoming the Account Manager I am today.
COOLEST PROMOTION PRODUCT YOU HAVE WORKED ON AT GENUMARK?
My client had a Rock’n’Roll themed event and we made for them custom replica guitars with their logo on them. They were fully stringed and beautifully framed. We were able to even customize them down to have the guitars match my client’s corporate brand colours ~ it definitely was one of those “outside the box” projects that was exciting to work on.
WHAT WOULD YOU NAME THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF YOUR LIFE?
Getting The Most Out of Your Day
IF YOU COULD LEARN ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Another language for sure. Maybe Spanish?
WHAT CHORE DO YOU HATE DOING?
I really do not hate any chores, however, making sure meals are cooked & ready after work for my family would be amazing – so in a dream life – having a personal chef to cook up and serve some healthy meals, well now that would be GREAT!
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GENUMARK?
For me, I love to run and hike and to enjoy the mountains around where we live…
But I get my most joy & excitement out of watching my son and daughter excel in their chosen sports. Nothing beats watching a soccer or hockey game after work – the best entertainment
FAVOURITE FOOD & ADULT DRINK?
I LOVE sushi & I do enjoy a nice Vodka Tonic (that’s right tonic – not soda!)
THREE WORDS TO DEFINE YOU?
Hard-working. Loyal. Kind
IF YOU COULD RELATE TO ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
Nancy Drew – LOL! I love a good mystery & of course solving a problem.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
Enjoying what you do (both personally & professionally). You have to enjoy what you do or who your around – that means having a fulfilling career where you are challenged and feel rewarded; as well most success comes from true happiness in your life, and I have that with my hubby and my kids!!
FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAMS?
I would say the Vancouver Canucks; however, my favorite player is Tyler Seguin (with the Dallas Stars) & I wish he would get traded to be on the Canucks – lol! I am also secretly a Chicago Blackhawks fan, even though they are a big rival. So sssshhh!
BEST CANUCKS CAPTAIN; TREVOR LINDEN OR MARCUS NASLUND?
That is a pretty equal question, but I will go with Marcus Naslund. I met him once while I was having lunch in Vancouver. This was many years ago; we saw him sitting right next to us … I had to wait patiently until he was finished eating & then I swooped over to ask for his autograph. He was very kind and I still have that autograph to this day. Thank you Marcus!
I love running, I just wish my knee did. I also love to watch hockey and soccer.
WHAT IS YOUR FURTHEST RUN?
I ran the Vancouver Marathon & ½ Marathon
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Oh man, to be more relaxed! To ENJOY the journey because that is what life is.
Spiders – enough said!!
FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
Maui – but anywhere that is hot with a beach – you can’t go wrong!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN’T DOING THIS?
Either a detective or a librarian. You might think that is strange but I would love to just look through and read books. Organizing the shelves too. It would be great!
HOW MUCH COFFEE OR TEA DO YOU DRINK A DAY?
3 cups of black tea. Love it!
WHAT IS THE BEST MOUNTAIN TO SKI IN BC?
We have had many great family ski trips to Sun Peaks in the BC Interior.
PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA; DOES IT BELONG?
Absolutely!! I wish I could order a Hawaiian Pizza but the rest of my family does NOT agree to this.
WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU CAN MAKE?
Chicken Rosemary with Mashed Potatoes or a Tuna Poke Bowl
WORDS OF ADVICE TO OTHERS?
Always treat people the way you would like to be treated.