Q&A With Laura Garner, Director of Client Events

Name: Laura Garner

Laura Garner, Director of Client Events

Title: Director of Client Events

Years at Elevation: Eight

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, sports (especially college football - GO VOLS!), knitting and being a new mom.

Childhood Ambition: To be a teacher and a mom.

Best advice you’ve ever received? Remember who you are.

Favorite quote: “You've gotta’ dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's nobody listening and live like it's heaven on earth.” -William W. Purkey

First job: Babysitting

Pet peeves: I have a lot of traveling pet peeves… People not listening to directions in airport security, baggage claim etiquette, the whole process of boarding a plane, etc. I also HATE the sound of nail clippers!

Favorite book/movie: Right now it’s any baby book. My favorite movie is “Bridesmaids.”

Favorite local restaurant: Groucho’s Deli and 131 Main

What do you enjoy most about your work? The fact that there’s something new and different every single day, and the relationships I’ve built with my clients.

Laura Garner with co-workers at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade.What would people never guess you do in your role? We do whatever it takes to make events run as smooth as possible. People have no idea the random tasks we’re faced with sometimes. I once bought a pair of pants for a client.

Favorite memory at Elevation: I’ve met Warren Buffet a few times and he is one of the nicest men on the planet. He likes to play jokes like asking you to hold his wallet and then acts like he’s calling the police because you stole it!

What led you to the marketing industry? People… I really enjoy meeting and building relationships.

Advice for aspiring marketing pros? Be a YES man or woman.

Photos: Top - Garner with her son Cannon. Bottom - Garner (right) with co-workers at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade.