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Employee Spotlight: Blog Author

Every so often, we will be featuring one of our employees. We'd like for you to get to know them as well as we do. With our Restaurant and Golf Course currently closed however, the employee pickings were slim. 

So, we thought it would be nice to introduce you to author of the Terry Hills blog, Darcy. Now that we've been properly introduced, can I stop talking as a "we"? 

I am the Director of Marketing here at Terry Hills. I'm approaching my one year anniversary, and can't believe an entire year has gone by already.  Working for a seasonal business, you really come to understand the definition of that term. Seasonal Business: noun: A business that only operates during specific seasons, in which the operational seasons are so busy you can't think. Ok, so that's not the technical definition, but you get my point. When I first started, the Terry Hills veterans told me to hold on for the ride, and they were right! Summer and Fall flew by, and now here we are... Winter. I'm loving that with the day-to-day calmed down, I now have some time to exercise my creativity across various marketing projects, including this blog!

A little background on me: I graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a minor in Graphics Production. I'm willing to tell everyone and anyone that fact about me because I have very strong pride as a Geneseo alumna. I started out in the workforce with a career in Sales & Marketing, followed by a stint as a stay-at-home mom. My husband, Dave, is a CPA and my son, Harrison, is a 2-year-old little ball of joy, curiosity, and the word "no". We live in the town of LeRoy, watch a lot of Mickey Mouse, and try to incorporate our deep-fryer in as many meals as possible.

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As the Director of Marketing, my job involves wearing a lot of hats- Webmaster, Social Media Coordinator, Event Planner, Graphic Designer, Account Manager, Donations Coordinator, etc and I love them all! I really enjoy the creativity my position allows me, from designing marketing materials and advertisements, to crafting up new events, to creating fun content for our social media profiles, to writing blog posts (that's the obvious one) and more!  Add in the fact that we are also a Banquet Facility and Restaurant and my hat line continues: Reservations Coordinator, Floor Manager, Banquet Server, and that list goes on too. It helps that I have 10 years of restaurant experience under my belt, working as a server and barista throughout high school and college, so when I am occasionally called upon to carry a tray full of dinner plates, it is just like riding a bike.  

A hat I don't wear, but wish I did: Golfer. It's not that I don't like golfing; it's that I just never have. I have taken a swing at the ball here and there, and regardless of my whiff rate of at least 50%, I actually enjoy the game when I do get out to play. Some of you will probably cringe at the fact that I have this amazing 27-hole championship course at my fingertips, and I've only played it once. What can I say? Between my skill level of zero, intimidation of those Par 5's (and Par 4's... who am I kidding?), and my lack of free time (much like the rest of us), this past golf season did not include very much golf at all. One of my job resolutions for 2015: get out on the course more than once! Here's hoping we get that chance sooner than later. Come on Spring!

Were you able to get out on our course as much as you liked last season, or like me, not nearly enough?


Tags: golf, winter, spring, marketing, seasonal

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