The content department here at Terakeet is one of our biggest and hard-working departments. The Sr. Digital Content Specialists who make up this department are passionate and dedicated individuals who provide so much value to our customers and our organization every single day. Sr. Digital Content Specialist Antoinette Kimball is one such incredible ‘Keeter, and we sat down with her this week (virtually) to talk about how she came to Terakeet and what makes life fulfilling for her outside of work. Read below to learn more about her love of all things horses, Magic: The Gathering, and “M*A*S*H.”
Q1: How did you come to work at Terakeet? What is your favorite part about working here?
When I was finishing college at American University, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to start my career. I hadn’t planned to come back to Syracuse after college, but my fiancé and I decided to move back here after my graduation and I began looking for work in the area. I was genuinely shocked to come across Terakeet, a company with so many writing positions available. I applied to Terakeet while I was still in DC and ended up being one of the company’s first remote interviews.
Having come to Terakeet right out of college, I think I’m pretty spoiled. We have a lot of benefits here that aren’t standard at other companies. But my favorite part is the flexibility we have in our work schedule. Having a lot of pets, it’s nice to be able to schedule vet appointments and shift my work schedule around so that I can take care of them.
Q2: Tell us a little more about you outside of work! What’s one thing most people wouldn’t know about you?
I think most people know this, but it’s one of the main things I do outside of work so I feel like I have to mention it; I ride horses. I’ve been riding since I was very young and continued doing it through college and into my early professional life. I got a new horse about a month ago; her name is Tivoli and she’s 18.
Q3: What’s your current obsession?
During the pandemic, my husband and I got into board games and now we play almost every night. Our current obsession is the trading card game Magic: the Gathering. Usually, we start playing around 8 pm, but I really like to win so sometimes we end up playing until 11 or later.
Q4: Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
“Well, that didn’t go as planned”
Q5: What’s the strangest/coolest thing that’s ever happened to you?
When I was a senior in college, I got to meet Alan Alda who played Hawkeye on “M*A*S*H.” Even though I’m in my twenties, “M*A*S*H” is one of my favorite shows so I was really excited to meet him.
Q6: What would your desert island band/artist be, and why?
I’ve always been a country music fan, so I think I have to say Carrie Underwood. She has such a range of songs that I could find something to match whatever mood I’m in.
Q7: What is one thing you’ve tried recently that has helped you stay calm and focused?
I’ve been trying to allow myself time to relax and recharge even if I feel like I have a lot to do. Also, with the lifting of pandemic restrictions, I’ve been able to go back to Barnes and Noble and use that time to write or browse.