We:30 of the Week: Summer Intern Class of 2013!


We:30 is a weekly tradition here at Red Door Interactive, in which we take the time to celebrate and feature an employee who exemplifies our core values to inspire, share, evolve, exceed, and be 100% jerk-free. We:30 also gives us a chance to learn some interesting and fun facts about the featured employee! This week features our Summer Intern Class of 2013, meet the gang!
JOSE HIGUERA STRENGTHS… FUTURISTIC  ::  EMPATHY  ::  FOCUS  ::  DISCIPLINE  ::  MAXIMIZER  :: I will always remember Red Door for the people that brighten it every day.  And now, at the end of my internship, and looking back on my summer here, having been part of a team, having helped the agency get a better understanding of the target on several occasions, I feel like I’m walking away with the best experience of my career so far. So, I wanted to say thank you to everyone I interacted with on the day-to-day, and I wanted to give a special thank you to Charles for being a great mentor and a wonderful person to work with. Best of luck, RDI!
EM REIT STRENGTHS… IDEATION  ::  INPUT  ::  ACHIEVER  ::  INTELLECTION  ::  RESPONSIBILITY  :: I'm a triple “I”: intellection, input, ideation… which roughly translates to Giant Nerd Who Likes to Make Things Up.  The BM scrums have become a part of my natural routine, and Iwill very seriously miss these morning minutes with the ladies.
KELSEY MEYD STRENGTHS… ACHIEVER ::FOCUS :: CONSISTENCY :: INDIVIDUALIZATION :: COMPETITION   I have had a great experience at Red Door and have learned how to focus on my strengths in order to SUCCEED. Going to happy hour with Reid and the Denver team really showed me how much everyone here genuinely enjoys working AND playing together. They know how to relax and take some time to enjoy each other’s company, which is something I really value in a work environment. With Denver being a small office it gave me the opportunity to really get to know everyone and it has been very rewarding both professionally and personally.
ALYSSA NEWMAN  STRENGTHS… WOO : FUTURISTIC  : COMMUNICATION  : EMPATHY   :: IDEATION  :: I’ll never forget how special I felt on our first day in the workshop and how inspiring all of the intern's goals and experiences thus far are. Everyone is way ahead of the game!
ASHLEY HILDEBRAND STRENGTHS…  RESPONSIBILITY  ::  ACHIEVER  ::  EMPATHY  ::  RELATOR  ::  LEARNER  :: LOVE interning here at Red Door.  I've learned so much more about design and agency processes.  One memory I will never forget is when Maggie and I got hit/punched by a homeless man walking into 7-11!  It was so crazy and random!
AMANDA SULLIVAN STRENGTHS…  WOO  ::  POSITIVITY  ::  COMMUNICATION  ::  DEVELOPER  ::  ARRANGER  :: I loved having the opportunity to learn and grow at such a great company. I will never forget my time here at Red Door and will use it as a base board to all my future work experiences. Thanks for the positivity and helpfulness everyone!  Memory:  Getting lost the first day forgetting that Red Door moved to the first floor (whoops)!
JOCELYN NEDERHOFF  STRENGTHS… ACHIEVER ::  POSITIVITY  ::  HARMONY  ::  DISCIPLINE  ::  DEVELOPER  :: As for my strengths, I am a learner, a hard worker, an includer (I love to make each member of a team feel important and heard), and a high achiever (I hope to always push myself to new limits and reach new goals).  Red Door has taught me about teamwork “done right.” The RDI staff work together in a way that is functional, positive and efficient. I admire RDI’s jerk-free culture and that they treat each other like family. They are willing to help each other out and aim to benefit of the team as a whole and the client rather than just themselves. That is such a rare thing to find in a workplace and corporate culture. I am so thankful for my time at Red Door!
KRISTIN SWORD  STRENGTHS… WOO  ::  COMMUNICATION  ::  INPUT  ::  ACHIEVER  ::  ARRANGER  :: Red Door has really shown me the importance in having a positive, friendly and people-focused culture. This has been the best company I have ever been a part of (hands down!) and sincerely love everyone’s “work hard, play hard” mentality.
TESS GUEFEN  STRENGTHS… LEARNER  ::  ACHIEVER  ::  INCLUDER  ::  ANALYTICAL  ::  HARMONY  :: I’m a fast learner—if someone gives me any task, I’ll figure out how to do it. Remember all the times I nodded my head and said yes? I had zero clue.  I really loved the outside picnic! It was nice to sit with everyone outside of the office walls. And there were bubbles.
MEGAN GROSS STRENGTHS… ACHIEVER ::  FUTURISTIC  ::  LEARNER  ::  COMPETITION  ::  COMMUNICATION  :: My intern experience at Red Door is one that I will never forget; I met amazing people who helped teach me more than I could have hoped for about digital marketing.  Plus I couldn't have asked for two better bosses to spend the summer with!
MAGGIE JANSSEN STRENGTHS… STRATEGIC  ::  INTELLECTION  ::  INPUT  ::  LEARNER  ::  ACHIEVER  :: I will never forget all the awesome folks I got to work with here at Red Door. It is such a great, hard-working team and I'm lucky to be surrounded by them this summer.  Also, I will never forgot the summer games – so much fun finding the baby CEO!  And just for fun… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of2HU3LGdbo
CACHE PERDUE STRENGTHS… ACHIEVER  ::  LEARNER  ::  INTELLECTION  ::  RESTORATIVE  ::  DISCIPLINE  :: True to my StrengthFinder 2.0 results, my most valued strength is that of continuous evaluation and improvement.  Something I experienced at RDI that really stood out to me was the Onboarding process.  Specifically, the fact that Tess, Em, and I came in 3 weeks after all the other interns and the process was not only engaging and informative, but sincere (even though we were late!).

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