16 Mar Employee Spotlight: Marlo Priest
WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Marlo Priest
WHAT POSITION DO YOU HOLD AT MOUNT SEQUOYAH? Director of Guest Services
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH THE ORGANIZATION? 1.5 years
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING FOR MOUNT SEQUOYAH? Working in such a peaceful setting on the mountain. A very close second, is having the opportunity of greeting and meeting all of our guests!
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING BUT EXCITING ASPECT OF YOUR JOB? I am always trying to find the perfect fit for each guest/group, whether it be simply single guest room or a large block of rooms and meeting space.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK? Spending time with my family, whether it’s watching my daughter play soccer, going on a family bike ride, or cooking for my family and friends!
FAVORITE TRAVEL SPOT? I would have to say that Italy has been my absolute favorite spot, but I also love the Caribbean and Washington, D.C.
WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? In 2013, my husband and I rode in RAGBRAI, which is a bicycle ride across the entire state of Iowa (roughly 430 miles in 7 days).
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE / MOTTO? You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch (Harper Lee-To Kill a Mockingbird)
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE DONE IN THE LAST YEAR? Traveled with my family to Washington D.C. and New York over my birthday and saw a Broadway show.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE / LINE FROM A MOVIE? To Kill a Mockingbird – see favorite quote above
WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE? Myself. . I mean, no one
can play me better than me, right?
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I am already there. I absolutely love living in Fayetteville, Arkansas and would not change that.
WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BAND? Rolling Stones
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE UNIQUE TO WHO YOU ARE? I’m fortunate enough to live and work
in a place that I love….exactly where I want to be. Not many can say that.