We are very excited to welcome Rachel Martinez to the Skilljar team as our Content Marketing Manager!
Rachel recently moved to Seattle from Boston and she is loving it so far!
She will be managing the Skilljar marketing editorial calendar and writing both short-form and long-form content for effective lead generation.
Q: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Creative, curious, and open-minded.
Q: What’s your favorite place to visit in Seattle?
A: I moved to Seattle two months ago and am still exploring. But so far, my favorite place has been the Chihuly Glass Museum. If you haven't been, I highly recommend it.
Q: Tea or coffee?
A: Tea -- in the winter I'll have 2+ cups per day! I also love the taste of coffee but am trying to cut down on my caffeine intake.
Q: What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
A: Good food! In my free time, I like trying new recipes and going to different restaurants in the area. My goal is to find a favorite in each category, so if someone says they're in the mood for XYZ, I know exactly where to take them.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Reading -- everything from blog posts to news stories and contemporary novels. As a content marketer, I appreciate quality storytelling.
Q: How did you first hear about Skilljar, and what interested you about the company?
A: I was browsing for jobs on LinkedIn, when I came across the open Content Marketing Manager position. I decided to apply because I was interested in working for a small startup, which would allow me to take on more responsibilities.
I wasn't familiar with the LMS industry prior to finding the opening at Skilljar, so did some research. And the more I learned, the more excited I became about the opportunity.
Q: Describe your last experience with online learning.
A: I wanted to brush up on my HTML skills, so took a course through Codecademy. I was able to learn at my own pace and on my own time, which was great.
Q: If you were going to offer a course online, what would it be about?
A: Plants of the Pacific Northwest. One of my favorite classes in college was "Flowers of the Alps," so I like the idea of teaching something similar, which would encourage people to get outside and pay attention to the world around them.