We looked high and low, and after a long search (OK, maybe not too long) we found her: a fantastic Operations Administrator to keep the engines of our HQ purring so our team can focus on designing. So without further ado, say hello to …
Nathalie Smith, Operations Administrator
Our newest ZURBian was originally from nearby Los Gatos, and then Carmel, but spent most of her early years growing up in mysterious (and hot) Las Vegas. There she watched movies, went bowling, hiked through mountains, watched movies again — there's only so much a minor can do in "Sin City."
Yep, she's our youngest ZURBian to date — fresh out of high school, class of 2014, which she said was an amazing experience. She wishes she could go back — except that she found ZURB.
The chance of expanding her skills in a real office environment was too good to pass up, and now she's helping to make ZURBians' lives a little easier. Soon, we hope, she'll earn her driver's license and be able to run errands. Meanwhile she's learning what makes a company tick — not just their services, but the important (if unsung) administrative tasks. Although office admin might not be her career — she's studying both business and communications at West Valley College — she said ZURB ought to give her experience that no college class can.
I want to learn how a business runs from an operational point of view. If I ever start my own business, I want to know what makes a business work daily.
Nathalie had been in the Bay Area for two months — collecting sea glass and sand dollars, and starting college — when someone she knew suggested she apply for our Operations Administrator job. She applied, we hired her, and now she's with us three days a week getting the "real world" experience she wants. The story of Nathalie Smith has just begun.