For those of you who do business with Magnetic Poetry, or are at all curious about the inner workings, i.e. the people behind the metaphorical marquee, I present what I intend to be a regular entry: The Folks at Magnetic Poetry!
(that last line is for my sister, Becky, who just LOVES the word "folks")
I'm going to go in order of hire, so without further ado, I give you the lovely and talented Katherine!
Katherine hails from Houston, Texas and boasts a traditional Mormon upbringing, a secular/intellectual adulthood, and a rootin', tootin' Texas-sized knowledge of pop culture. Yeehaw! She signed on to the Magpo roundup in 1995 on a tip from my stepmother, Leslie, who told me she had a niece coming to Minnesota with a heapin' helpin' of horsepower hiding under her ten-gallon hat. I was looking for just that kind of cowpoke, so I lassoed that little filly...
Alright, enough with the cowboy talk. Boy, it sure is easy for some reason... lots of Hollywood-created idioms, right, Katherine? Katherine could give us a nice cultural analysis of cowboy talk, deconstruct it, toss in a fun fact or two, and smile tiredly before sauntering back to her messy rock & roll grrrrl desk. She's that kind of woman.
Katherine's title has, until recently, been Customer Service Manager, but she's always been our Chief Information Analyst as well, and is now focusing much of her attention on being a Sales Associate. So let's call her our CSM/CIA/SA. She is literally a woman of many hats (this pic is from last week; today she is wearing a fedora and a t-shirt that says: I (heart symbol) Irony.
Here she is: