Terakeet Holiday Gif Giving

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I love the holiday season and will be the first to re-play Nat King Cole’s “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” while sitting beside the Yule log on the big screen at work. Every holiday season, my colleagues and I decorate our desks with gift wrap, organize Secret Santa gift exchanges, share holiday treats in office, and so much more. I especially admire and cherish the work some of our colleagues do for the community this time of year – like sewing stockings and donating gifts for families in the community and hosting a sweater party to raise money for Cause for the ‘Cuse.

This year, a few of our team members are participating in holiday gif giving as another way to celebrate the holiday spirit and to highlight each team member’s rich personality and sense of humor – characteristics that Terakeet encourages to shine each day.

Meghan Collins

Nickname(s): Mego

Position: Senior Content Coordinator

Years at Terakeet: 5

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why?: I give this gif to Ron because, as the Director of the analytics department, Ron is always focused on solutions. Much like Clark Griswold is determined to have a great Christmas with his family, Ron is always determined to provide solutions for our clients and our company, all while maintaining a positive attitude. Metaphorically speaking, Ron is always working on creative ways to shine a house-full of Christmas lights on the hard work of our team and our clients. I’m lucky to work closely with Ron and learn from him each day. Maybe I’ll give him a Jelly of the Month membership too…

Ronald Cierniakoski

Nickname(s): Ron

Position: Director of Web Analytics

Years at Terakeet: 3

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I give this gif to Brent Scott because he tells the best “dad” jokes. They are usually very simple and to the point, and he gets me laughing every time. It’s a good trait for him to have, because he is a soon-to-be-father (congrats to him and his wife!), and I’m sure he will be a hit with the new member of the family.

His humor makes him very approachable, which encourages people to come to him with new ideas and questions without fear. I believe this is an important relationship for a manager to have with his team because it helps to promote growth and positive communication.

Brent Scott

Nickname(s): Beautiful Brent

Position: Brand Strategy Director

Years at Terakeet: 4

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I gift this gif to Stodds, because I think it’s a perfect representation of her “get it done” attitude. Stodds has never come up against a challenge she wasn’t ready to tackle head on. No chimney? No problem. Stodds will create a chimney out of an old radiator and an ambiguous rooftop exhaust pipe if necessary to accomplish her goals, private property be damned, and then she’ll eat the competition’s Christmas cookies.

Christine Stoddard

Nickname(s): Stodds

Position: Brand Strategy Supervisor

Years at Terakeet: 2

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I give this gif to Rachel. If you know her, you’re probably surprised it’s not the “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” gif, because she’s an animal at everything she does. Instead I chose this, because she is not only quick to learn, but she’s quick to teach others. She spreads her knowledge, critical thinking, and positivity to everyone she interacts with. Merry Christmas Rach!

Rachel Bantelman

Nickname(s): Rach

Position: Brand Strategist

Years at Terakeet: >1

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I’m giving this gif to Ronnie because I think it perfectly reflects his personality. He finds a way to get things done and make everyone laugh while he’s at it :-) Merry Christmas Ronnie!

Ronnie DeSarro

Nickname(s): Mugsy

Position: Senior Brand Strategist Special Projects

Years at Terakeet: 2

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? This gif goes out to Tommy. If you have ever met the guy, you know very well that he is always dressed like he’s about to take a picture for a Christmas card. Not only does he have style, but he is an amazing coworker and friend. I’m looking forward to receiving my Christmas card, Tommy!

Tommy Lenkiewicz

Nickname(s): Tommy Boats, Boatshoes, Lenk, Tomcat

Position: Brand Strategist

Years at Terakeet: >1

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I dedicate this gif to Shaun Rouse. This gif reminds me of Shaun and the way he connects with other people, both at work and personally. He goes above and beyond to build strong relationships while being personable, funny, and lighthearted. Shaun is great at creating a sense of community and makes me look forward to coming to work. He is always willing to share with others the tips that he has found to be successful.

Shaun Rouse

Nickname(s): Rousey

Position: Brand Strategist

Years at Terakeet: >1

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I give this gif to Caryn Costanza because she is able to dance from account to account like no other. With so many moving parts to keep track of, she stays positive, dedicated, and is always there to offer you that vote of confidence. Her work ethic is something that I highly admire and it has been such a pleasure to get to work with her!

Caryn Costanza

Position: Account Manager

Years at Terakeet: 2

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I give this gif to Astin because he can take any idea you throw at him and turn it into a work of art. It’s only a matter of time until he wins “a major award!” Terakeet is lucky to have him! Merry Christmas!

Astin Joeckel

Position: Graphic Designer

Years at Terakeet: 1.5

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Who do you give this holiday gif to and why? I get to complete this gif giving wreath with a holiday muppet classic for Meghan! It’s a true joy to design graphics that are full of copywriting that is vibrant, educational and fresh. Creating authentic content campaigns that speak our clients’ voices with volumes of impact for their audience is the key to our ongoing success. You keep the Terakeet world spinning Meghan! Wishing everyone peace and love, cheers!

Happy Holidays from our Terakeet family to you and yours!