We are excited to announce that we’re growing our team here at J’Adorn Designs! Jeannette will begin by masterminding our Pinterest marketing. We’re planning on expanding her role into other aspects of our social media and online presence, like Facebook and Wedding Chicks.
(Wedding Chicks is where we share lots of wedding related inspiration)
Have you been following along with us on Instagram? If so, you may remember we’ve been on the hunt for someone to help manage our social media marketing effort. Well, Jeannette is the perfect addition. Let us introduce her to you!
For starters, tell us a little bit about yourself!
- I always have a hard time with these interview-type questions. I think it’s hard because I’m the MOST basic. I love my starbucks, I love wine. I love true crime podcasts, like you could literally carve me out of a born-in-the-80s-raised-in-the-90s-white-girl-millenial bar of soap. I’m THAT basic. BUT I don’t think that is BAD it’s just who I am.
- Things I dislike:
- Making decisions (now not the HARD decisions but silly ones like what to get for dinner or what movies to see).
- Game of Thrones (sorry, I don’t! I tried.)
- When people try really hard to seem deep.
- Things I like:
- TRIVIA – I am SO good at trivia. I used to play EVERY week at a pizza place when we lived in GA!
- Red Wine, Pizza, Tacos, Margaritas, Champagne & Baking
- Disney movies
- Rewatching The Office and Parks and Rec.
- Mean Girls
What are you most excited about in your new role with J’Adorn Designs?
I’m excited to have a creative outlet like this! I used to love doing this stuff for my own business and had so much fun with the creative part but didn’t like the other aspects of running my own business so this allows me to do the fun stuff that also includes strategy and is always evolving – the social media!
Also, on a personal note I’ve drooled over J’Adorn Designs for a while. And now I feel I can justify buying some because I’m supporting my employer! I’m so bad about buying nice things for myself! I have to justify it with a need.
What has your career path looked like prior to joining #TeamJAdorn?
I’ve done a little bit of a lot of things! At Roanoke College, I majored in English.
(sidenote: Jeannette and Betsy went to Roanoke College together, both majoring in English. The girls were one year apart and shared a few classes together and lots of great memories. Check out the photo below!)
After college, I went directly to grad school where I received my Masters in Education in Higher Ed. I worked in Higher Ed for about 4 years professionally then worked in Title IX, or gender discrimination in education. Due to funding and the needs of the college they added a new elevated role and cut mine.
I then ran my own online business with fitness/health coaching for a few years. During this time, I learned a lot about online marketing and social media. I found joy in the creativity of creating posts and ran my own podcast for a while, but running your own business is H A R D and just not for me.
I started doing some contract work like teaching English online and doing some social media and marketing for a Realtor. I then worked in HR for a few months at a SaaS company, and found that I really love working in the software industry! I now work as a Client Success Specialist and this is my main field but I also love social media and marketing! I miss having my online blogs and podcasts and this fills that creative gap for me!
What is your most cherished piece of jewelry and why?
Aside from my wedding ring, when my husband and I started trying to have a baby, I had three miscarriages before getting pregnant with my son. During that time, my MIL bought me a stamped angel wing pendant for each loss. During my baby shower for my son, Jensen, she gave me a stamped J pendant. It was such a beautiful full circle moment. The losses were so hard for me and it was finally real that my son would finally be joining us in a few months. I wear it every day because it reminds me not just of him, but that life works out, that the hardest parts of our lives can become the most beautiful.
If you were a piece of jewelry, what would be be and why?
Earrings! They really bring a whole look together. Whether it’s a stud, or a hoop, or a tassel, they can enhance the best features on your face. I like to think of myself as a team player who supports others well with recognition and allowing others to take the lead. But sometimes, I like being the spotlight piece and I feel like earrings are great that way, too! They can be a statement, or the perfect compliment, or just your every day reliable – that’s me; I have range.
What is your favorite gemstone?
Green sapphire. It’s the main stone in my engagement ring. It’s so unique and gorgeous!
How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say it’s a combination of athleisure and classic comfort. I love jeans and a classic tee. But I love to add a statement piece like a jacket, a necklace, a boot, or bold lip to change it up. To be honest, I spend most of my time in yoga pants and cute tennis shoes.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
It definitely depends! If I have a busy day at work or a big project coming up, those are my favorite days to get going because I love feeling like I’ve made a big contribution and worked really hard to get there. I also am really motivated to get up just knowing I’ll do my best that day whether it’s in a workout or staying in jammies with my son. I live for little moments and big accomplishments!