We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Jane Kramer!
Position: IT CRM Coordinator
Start Year: 2004 (with some time off here and there)
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360? I’ve had a long, happy, and occasionally interrupted relationship with Event 360, so answering this question is relative! Immediately before working in my current role, I was a special event fundraiser at the local chapter of a national non-profit.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360? Awesome, happy, and fun people.
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing? Ski patrolling out west. Or pursuing my current dream of being a life coach.
Favorite part of your job? The genuine, dedicated, smart, and hilarious people, and the culture created by those people. I laugh a LOT at work, and that’s important to me. Even on the occasions we might grumble about something, I know the people I work with care a great deal about their work and about one another.
What do you like to do in your free time? I never know how to answer this question. Overall, I do the things that make me happy and help me get the most out of life and my relationships. What do I do when I’m not working? I’m in the process of picking up Pilates via regular classes. I also volunteer a bit, read some books, enjoy a few TV shows (some of which are embarrassingly silly, but I own it!), hang out with loved ones, and try to cook yummy meals.
Most memorable event experience? I could never possibly call just one of my experiences the most memorable- they all have their place in my heart (that includes both the good and less-than-good)! A current favorite? A few years ago, we were short on volunteers for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Route Marking team. I threw on an orange crew shirt and joined a fellow colleague (who also happened to be a great friend) to mark the route for the first day of the event. Running around town in a minivan, zip-tying route arrows, and goofing around with each other was the order of the day, and it was a riot.
You’re showing off your hometown to a friend who has never been to visit before. What’s on your must see/do/eat list? If the stars aligned, your first stop would be to Java Jive to eat the best biscuit in Atlanta in a low-key breakfast joint. Then we’d visit Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market (YDFM): a year-round, international, indoor farmer’s market. It’s in a huge warehouse and has everything from fresh fish (heads on if you want it!) to great produce (items I’ve never heard of) to cheeses and breads, as well as the most inexpensive yet abundant spices I’ve ever encountered. It’s mass chaos on the weekends, but it’s fun as long as you’re not in a hurry. We’d find an outdoor patio for lunch, then hit the afternoon tasting at Sweetwater Brewery, which I’ve essentially watched grow from fledgling to powerhouse. Then, after a driving tour of Atlanta’s many neighborhoods, we’d hit Fritti for some delicious pizza and wine. On the patio again, of course! It’s Atlanta!
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag? Ibuprofen, a plethora of snacks (peanut butter is mandatory), and sunscreen.
One word to describe Event 360? Home.