Our small team is stacked with talent. As a remote-first team, we’re spread across many timezones and regions. Curious about who works behind the scenes at Astropad? Here’s a glimpse at what we are all about, one staff interview at a time.
- Location: Orange County, CA
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Coffee or Tea: Coffee!!
- Truth or Dare: Dare ?
- Twitter: @sjreising
Tell us a bit about your role.
I oversee Astropad’s marketing endeavors! Our marketing team is small but mighty, and we wear many hats: we’re responsible for Astropad’s branding, content creation, website management, press outreach, social media, and guerrilla marketing expeditions. We’re scrappy and resourceful, and we can do a lot!
Where do you mostly work from?
I split my time between my home office and a coworking space nearby.
Walk us through your daily routine…
7 AM: Wake up. While I’m getting ready for my day, I drink a cup of coffee and listen to The Daily by The New York Times. Even if I’m working from home that day, I always get dressed and put my shoes on (it’s a weird mental trick I do to stay productive while working from home).
8 AM: Start my workday! Catch up on emails and Slack notifications, and prep for whatever’s going on that day. I like to block all of my meetings into a few days, leaving a day or two of the week completely open for deep work.
1 PM: Take a break. I’ll go on a walk, grab some coffee, or water my plants.
5 PM: Wrap up work for the day. If I’m at my coworking space, I have a sweaty bike ride home.
6 PM: Gym! Gotta get those endorphins pumping. 😀
8 PM: Settle into evening mode. Since I work from home often, I like to change the ambiance of my home in the evenings to give it a different vibe from the daytime (daytime is for productivity, evenings are for relaxation). I light candles, turn on my patio fountain and string lights, and put on music while I cook dinner for me and my partner. I usually check back in online in the evening if there’s any work to finish up.
Do you have a technology or productivity hack you rely on?
Working remotely can be tough sometimes, so I’m all about using little mental tricks to stay productive and focused. I wrote a whole post about it here.
What’s your favorite thing about the work you do?
I love that as a company, we always have something interesting up our sleeve. We’re constantly running experiments and side projects in the background. We try a lot of things and fail often, but we always learn something. Astropad is small but very nimble — so we can move fast and adapt to changes in the market quickly. For me, that means I never have a dull day on the job.
Tell us about your pet!
I have a sassy Calico cat named Frida. She loves napping and chasing bugs on the patio. We spend a lot of time together since I work from home, so she’s practically like an honorary member of Astropad. She sits in on all of my meetings.