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It’s Neat to Meet… Collette S!

We received such a positive response to our “It’s Neat To Meet…Steve!” post, we decided to turn it into an entire series. The world now has a chance to meet every member of the Concepts crew. (Let me apologize in advance. These people really shouldn’t be unleashed on the general public.)

To be fair, I decided to work backwards interviewing from last hired to first hired. Next on my “hit list” is Collette Stohler, our fabulous new West Coast Regional Director and Director of Product Development.

Due to living on separate coasts, we were unable to interview face-to-face, so we relied on this new invention called (GASP!) email.

(I know, we’re pretty fancy here at Concepts.)

So I emailed Mrs. Stohler some fun get-to-know you questions and she replied back with her answers in red. (You’ll see why in a minute.) Without further adieu, allow me to present Collette Stohler…

Email Q&A with Collette Stohler…

Favorite color?

“RED, because it’s fiery, like me.”

Favorite book?

“The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo and Into the Wild by John Krakauer.”

Favorite song? 

“’You and Me’ by Dave Matthews Band.”

 Favorite movie?

“Too many!! The entire Vacation series with Chevy Chase, American Psycho, Goodfellas.”

Favorite quote? 

“When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices. Build yourself a great story.”

Name one guilty pleasure.

“Coldstone.”

If your house was on fire and you only had time to grab three things, what would they be?

“My husband, our wedding video, our wedding album. Can you tell I’m a romantic?”

As a newlywed, what was the biggest adjustment you had to make? 

“Having to share my ice cream.”

What’s it like to work with your mom?  Your best friend?  On the West Coast? (Geez, Mare. Could you pile any more questions on the poor girl?! …Oh wait, there’s another one.)

“It’s a treat to work with my mom and my best friend – as well as the rest of Concepts, because they have been like a second family to me throughout the years. It’s special, because we all want the best for one another…we have open and honest communication…and you don’t find that very often in the workplace. It’s a gift.”

If you weren’t doing this, what would you want to do?

“Rewind back in time to the late 90’s/early 2000’s and take Brooke Burke’s place at hosting Wild on E! Traveling the world and sharing my experiences with the world has always been a dream of mine!”

Fitness is very important to you.  Describe your workout routine or give us at least one of your fitness secrets (please!).

“Fitness is more than just a workout to me. It’s a way for me to connect my mind, body, and spirit through movement. My fitness routine isn’t ‘normal’. I love lifting heavy weights, sprinting, plyometrics, gymnastics work – basically everything involved in CrossFit. My motto is strong is the new skinny. As a former All-American Track & Field Athlete, I LOVE anything that has jumping involved. In order to progress and get the most out of your fitness, you have to keep changing your routine and adapting. My biggest recommendation to others would be find a movement pattern that you like – swimming, dancing, group exercise, etc. and stick with it. Follow your fitness bliss!”

What do you do in your spare time?

“If I have a day off, you can find me traveling somewhere around the world. My wanderlust is unquenchable. I love working out, hiking, and heading to the beach with friends.”

Name something most people don’t know about you. 

“I am seriously obsessed with rainbow sprinkles.  I would eat them breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I could.”

Describe yourself in only three words.

“Intense. Passionate. Loyal.”

And, finally, how many fingers am I holding up? Just kidding – a little e-humor after the holiday weekend. Thanks for playing!

 

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