Here at Glacier Media, our internal agency ecosystem is made up of 150+ folks.

Another week, another Team GMD Q&A. It’s kind of like Vogue’s 73 Questions. Instead, it’s in blog form and there are less than 10 questions – because you’re busy and we respect your time.

This week on Team GMD, we are featuring Marie Pearsall – Classifieds Product Manager. She manages the self-serve print and online classifieds sections of the Glacier Media publications across BC and Saskatchewan. She also assists with the STARS programs by QA-ing the hubs and writing the associated standout blog posts. Marie is the healthiest & fittest bean on our team. Reach out to her for any recipe or snack recommendation. Read on to learn more about Marie.

Hidden talent:  I make the best nachos. I mean it. The. Best.

Personal kryptonite: Almost anything sweet. It’s definitely the reason that I started running.

Morning or night person: Morning – I’m so much more productive in the morning that I like to start work at 7:30 and don’t take lunch until 1:00-ish so I can trick myself into having a longer morning.

Morning rituals: I’ve eaten the same breakfast almost every morning for around six years – if that’s not ritual, I don’t know what is. I also enjoy savouring my cup of coffee and wake up extra early just so I can get 10 minutes to really relish in it.

What keeps you motivated: At work – the passion and energy of the people around me. Off the clock – the promise of sunshine and fresh air (and food, always food).

Office habit: I always have my earbuds in – usually playing music, but I’ll freely admit that sometimes there’s nothing actually on. I have some pretty specific playlists for certain tasks.

Things you are passionate about: I’m really passionate about being happy. I really strive to give myself opportunities to be happy – by pursuing fulfilling work, spending quality time with my friends and family, trying new activities, unapologetically enjoying my favourite hobbies, and sharing that happy whenever I can.

What inspires you and why: I get a daily horoscope emailed to me and every morning I take a peek at it and try to use it as an inspiration. I use it as a prompt to be more mindful of a certain aspect in my life that day.

What is one of your greatest achievements: I not only managed to keep a cactus alive for a whole year, I even got it to bloom again!

It’s Saturday morning, what do you have planned for the weekend: A run or two, several delicious meals, and hopefully a few adventures with my guy or friends.

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