We’re excited to introduce the newest member of the Valley Inbound Marketing team – Brooke Anderson!
Brooke joins us as the Director of Communications and Marketing with an extensive background in communications, marketing, and the non-profit industry.
We sat down to catch up with Brooke and to share with the community what makes her such an amazing part of the Valley Inbound team!
Buckle up – it’s On the Grapevine with Brooke Anderson!
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
“I think of life as a great adventure. I love that we never know exactly what each day holds. I think more than anything, my enthusiasm and curiosity about life gets me going each day.”
What are you most proud of?
“I respect people that take risks for what they believe in, show compassion, and have the courage to be vulnerable. I’m most proud of the times when I demonstrate these qualities.”
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
“Some kids in our family have a pretend band named ‘The Lyrics.’ The sheer enthusiasm and joy of little kids playing guitars, banging on keyboards, and singing made up lyrics at the top of their lungs is always hilarious!”
What is your personal motto/mantra?
“My personal mantra is, ‘There is a way.’ We all deal with frustration and feeling overwhelmed at some point. In those moments, it’s easy to think the situation is impossible. This can cloud our ability to find a solution. Reminding ourselves ‘there is a way’ helps refocus and spark the creativity necessary for a different approach. So far, my success rate with using this mantra is very high!”
What is your guilty pleasure?
“I never deny myself books or music. I have a huge collection of both. I guess it’s only a ‘guilty pleasure’ because of the sheer volume of the collection. I’m also a documentary junkie. It’s easy to lose many hours engulfed in watching them.”
What do you love about your job with Valley Inbound?
“I love getting to know people, hearing their stories, and trying to capture who they are in a way that highlights their true essence. A big part of communications and marketing is presenting a compelling story about people. In the end, people don’t do business with businesses, they do business with people. We try and make that connection for both the client and the consumer. I also love the variety of work I do. No two days are the same.”
If you didn’t live in Virginia, where would live?
“In the U.S., my favorite place (besides Virginia of course!) is Washington state. Everywhere you look there’s astonishing beauty. I’ve had many epic adventures there! Internationally, Africa is my favorite place. I’ve learned so many lessons there that still impact me today. It’s a fascinating place historically, culturally, and developmentally. I could easily see living in either of these places.”
What would you do if you won the lottery?
“First, I’d surprise my family and friends with a cut of the money. Then I’d lay out a big map of the world and chart my course. I’d travel full-time, interview people, photograph them, and get their stories out there somehow. I also have a dream to start an innovative charitable foundation, but I’ll keep the details of that under wraps for now!”
Thanks for sharing a piece of yourself with community Brooke, we’re thrilled to have you on the team! Remember your friends here at Valley Inbound after you win the lottery!