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Staff Spotlight - Shayleigh Ward

By Alexandra Williams posted 04-05-2019 09:55

  

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Nicknames: Shay

 

Years in the Industry: Brand spankin' new (but VERY excited)

 

Professional Stats & Vitals: USBG Programs Administrative Assistant

 

First job: This is the most Texan answer I could ever hope to give but, my first job was as a stable hand.

 

Why this business: I adore the people and the flexibility.

 

Childhood ambition: Actress

 

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Best part of jobWorking remotely means all my coworkers have four legs.

 

Stress relievers: Acting, painting and singing

 

Favorite quote: "At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since." -Salvador Dali

 

If you won the lottery tomorrow: Pay off my student loans and with what is left over maybe I could get a large popcorn at the movies.

 

Pet peeve: When people are late or uncommunicative.

 

Advice you could offer to others: Take your passions seriously, but not yourself.

 

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Best advice you ever got: You have to name it before you can claim it. Dreams are nothing to be ambiguous about.

 

Best compliment anyone could give you: A Tony Award winner once said I was funny.

 

Riskiest thing you've ever done: I went to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to be a seamstress.

 

Personal heroes: Viola Davis

 

Is there something about you that would surprise people?

I was a competitive barrel racer (rodeo).

 

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How do you turn around a lousy day?

Laugh

 

Most interesting place traveled & why: Costa Rica. I am obsessed with the ocean.

 

What's the simplest thing you've never mastered?

Riding a bike. Didn't seem worth the time.

 

Favorite part of usbg.org?

The community

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Sports team: Rangers

 

Joke: There once was a man named Sam who was driving home after a pint too many when all of a sudden BOOM he had to swerve out of the way of a tree and then BOOM another tree!! When he was pulled over for driving erratically, he explained, "All the stupid trees were in the road!" The cop replied, "Sam... You're under arrest, because that is your air freshener."

 

Word: "Perfunctory," because it means what it is and I think that is beautiful.

 

If you could change jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be?

Rihanna

 

What other profession would you never try?

Telephone pole technician, heights are NOT for me.

 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

"Alright ladies, now let's get in formation"

 

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