It’s time for everyone’s favorite monthly feature: The Shoeboxed Team Spotlight! Each month we interview a member of our team so you can get to know the people helping you get organized.
In this month’s spotlight, we’re thrilled to introduce another member of the Shoeboxed team:
Camden Carver, one of our all-star Account Managers! Camden joined the Shoeboxed team a little over a year ago, and he’s been delighting customers and contributing to the company’s growth ever since. Without further ado, here’s your chance to learn more about Camden and how he’s helping take Shoeboxed to new heights.
Shoeboxed: Hey, Camden! Thanks for taking a break from talking to customers to chat with me! Let’s start with you sharing a little background on yourself up until joining the team.
Camden Carver: Well, I was born and raised in Oxford, NC– about a half an hour north of Durham. It’s a quaint little town full of historical homes and great southern cooking. It’s nothing special, but it’s home so I love it. I’ve lived the past nine out of ten years in Raleigh where I took a very scenic route through NC State. Having spent so much time in Raleigh and on campus, naturally I’m a big Wolfpack fan. (Some years are tougher than others.)
SBX: You guys have made the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the last two years though, right?! That’s pretty solid. Anyway, how did you come to join Shoeboxed?
CC: I found out about Shoeboxed through a recruiter I was in touch with after graduating from State in the spring of 2012. After doing a little research and interviewing at the office, I knew it would be a good fit and luckily got hired that same day.
SBX: I guess we could tell you were the right fit right away. :) So can you tell everyone a bit about what you do here?
CC: When I’m not sweating out a ping pong game or singing in the Shoeboxed band, I spend most of my time on the sales team where I’m reaching out to potential Shoeboxed customers.
SBX: You’ll have to let our readers know when you guys play your first out-of-office gig! So besides getting to talk to our awesome users every day, what’s your favorite part of your job?
CC: The fact that I enjoy it! I hear so many of my friends talking about how they hate going to work, and they’re always counting the hours and days to the weekend– that’s never been the case for me. I don’t mind showing up to Shoeboxed in the morning. The work is rewarding and the people are second to none.
SBX: I think we all agree with that– we have a great team and work environment. What’s your favorite aspect of working here? Personally, I really like the fresh fruit and Tazo teas in the break room… and listening to the Shoeboxed band on Friday afternoons, of course.
CC: There’s so much open space! No cubicles, no corner offices, everyone is out in the open, and I think that promotes a great sense of community within the office.
SBX: Indeed it does. So far the questions have been pretty easy, so here’s a challenging one: describe yourself in three words.
CC: Ping pong king.
SBX: Ha! So where would we find you when you’re not at the office?
CC: In the summer, I’m probably out on the lake fishing and boating with friends and family. In the fall, you can probably find me somewhere near Carter-Finley stadium supporting the Wolfpack football team. I used to sing in college and I definitely miss it, so I’m always looking for opportunities to do that in a more organized setting. Whether I’m actually a good singer is up for debate, but someone did tell me recently that I could “carry a tune” so that was refreshing. Not.
SBX: We’ve all heard you at the weekly Shoeboxed band jams… the consensus around here is that you’re not a good singer, sorry! Just kidding– you’re a great singer. Anyway, give us your best tip for staying organized.
CC: To-do lists are something I’ve recently incorporated into my life and they are super helpful in making sure procrastination doesn’t take over halfway through the day.
SBX: I love to-do lists; I don’t know how people function without them! Now switching gears… what’s your favorite part about our hometown of Durham, NC?
CC: I love the American Tobacco Campus. Grabbing a beer at Tyler’s in the summer before going to see the Durham Bulls play is always fun– win or lose. The food scene in Durham has really been blowing up lately as well. It seems like I’m always hearing about a new restaurant or cafe to check out.
SBX: You’re right; there’s always something new opening up. We did win the title of Tastiest Town in the South, after all! Here’s another toughie: what’s your best purchase so far in life?
CC: That would definitely have to be my puppy, Shooter. I got him back in August and we quickly became best friends. He’s still young so he gets into as much trouble as one dog possibly can, but I love him.
SBX: He is precious! We all love it when Shooter visits the office. :) So to wrap this up, give us your six word memoir.
CC: Life is a garden. Dig it.
SBX: Perfect. Thanks for taking the time to chat and let our readers get to know you better, Camden!
Stay tuned next month for an interview with another awesome Shoeboxed team member, and in the meantime, stay organized out there!