We are so excited to introduce you to another member of our growing team – our Office Manager, Theresa. Theresa masters all things bookkeeping, compliance and administration, and always has new excel insights to share with the team!

As a PNW native who grew up on Capitol Hill, Theresa loves inviting her friends and family over to enjoy salads and stews made from the rewards of her vegetable garden. She always looks forward to moments she can steal away with her family and attending game nights full of dominos, cards and lively conversation. She is always seeking out new learning opportunities is looking forward to the learning opportunities that come with working at The Vida Agency.

What’s your most unusual talent?

I have a good talent for falling asleep on the bus and not missing my stop. I’ve only missed my stop once in my 50+ years of taking the bus.

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

Where did I leave my keys? But really, there are so many truths I would like to know.  How do we solve homelessness? Why are people really homeless? What can we do?

Is a hot dog a sandwich, and why?

No, it’s like a sausage. Well I guess it depends on how you eat it. If you eat it in bread, it can be a sandwich. If you eat it plain, it’s just a sausage.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

My siblings and I grew up on Capitol Hill but went to school near Seattle Center. We used to intentionally miss our school bus so we could walk to school. I loved that feeling of doing something for myself and feeling all grown up. We did get caught for being late once and got in really big trouble.

What topic could you give a 20-minute presentation on without any preparation?

Not spending more than you earn! It’s hard to not overspend, and there are so many distractions to spend your money on that it’s easy to lose track of where it all goes.

How could carousels be spiced up so they are more exciting?

You know Mary Poppins – where the horses get off the carousel and start flying around? I think if they didn’t just go in circles and let the horse take you where they want to go. They also don’t go for very long.

Would you ever try space tourism, if you have the money for it?

I don’t even do earth tourism! But I might do space tourism. My fifth-grade teacher’s son was an astronaut and he came to speak to my class. We thought it was pretty amazing.

I wouldn’t want to go to a planet, though. I’d just want to cruise around and feel the great expanse of the universe.

What tells you the most about a person?

How they treat other people. When I see other people treat others poorly, I don’t want to be around them too much.

If you could solve any one problem in the world, what would it be and why?

There are so many problems that need to be solved… Access to resources that people need to thrive, whatever those might be. Access to healthy food, healthcare, clean water, supportive communities, housing, opportunity, hope and the list goes on. Making sure these are available options for everyone.

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