#MeetMass! Would you hike the Tongariro Crossing?

Megan Kerkhof, MassGenie

Get to know the MassGenie team! Megan Kerkhof, Community Marketing Manager, likes long walks on the beach, pina coladas, and swimming with 13 ft Tiger Sharks!

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you want to eat dinner with?
Jim Carrey, Gary Vaynerchuk, Bruce Willis, and Robin Williams.

What’s your favorite music to listen to?
I listen to a bit of everything, but my 5 Sirius stations are: Hair Nation, 70s, 90s, Hits, and The Highway!

What was the best concert you ever attended?
Edguy in Germany! It was a metal concert and the lead’s voice was so amazing. Plus the drum solo was super awesome because it consisted of a two minute flute interlude! Very unique and an absolute amazing time.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Hiked Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand (the peak near Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings). I’m scared of heights and when you’re walking across a short ledge between two peaks and the wind is blowing, it definitely tests your fears.

If you could be any animal, which would you be?
A shark! They are my all time favorite animal and the thought of swimming underwater without having to hold my breath sounds awesome! Plus, I love sushi! 🙂

What’s the last book you read?
Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

What are you passionate about?
Fitness, exploring different cultures and countries, sharks and ocean conservation, and social media!

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Black Mirror! Thanks to recommendations from my awesome colleagues. Also watching Criminal Minds, New Girl, and Ultimate Beastmaster!

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
This questionnaire! 🙂

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Lady Gaga! I want to know what it feels like to be an awesome singer.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Fettuccini Alfredo in Venice Italy! The dish isn’t really authentic Italian, but there was one place that had it and it was the best! Accompanied with mussels and clams in a white wine sauce for an appetizer, I could easily eat that meal 3 times a week for the rest of my life! I went back to that restaurant about 10 times over the course of 4 trips.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
The Amazon!

What are some of your pet peeves?
People who change lanes without signaling, people who cough and don’t cover their mouth… you know. The basics.

What do you like about working at a start-up?
Communication is awesome! With just a few of us in the office, we’re able to bounce ideas back and forth and really get new upcoming projects going in a flash!

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I’m really good at planning trips and vacations- creating portfolios filled with itineraries, receipts, confirmations, time schedules, etc.! I also bar flared at TGI Fridays for three years. I’m no Tom Cruise, but I can flip a bottle or two!

What’s your favorite movie?
Jaws! Followed by Deep Blue Sea, 47 Meters Down, Shark Night 3D…Did I mention I like sharks? 🙂

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Green! It’s the best color all the way!

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Direct and in the moment.

What is your favorite family tradition?
Slumber parties with my family on Christmas Eve and waking up early with the kids to open presents. Last Christmas Eve we even added onesie costumes to the mix!

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie?
The team! We’ve got a really cool group of individuals that work here. From bouncing ideas back and forth to chatting about awesome Netflix series, it’s never a boring day at MassGenie 🙂


Questions courtesy of: Tiny Pulse


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