Insect Shield® Team Spotlight: Meet Molly McGuire

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mollyWe are quite a mixed bag of personalities here at Insect Shield. With our corporate HQ in Greensboro, NC and satellite offices in Seattle, WA, Zhucheng and Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan our range of interests are diverse to say the least…

It takes a brave, adventurous soul to join our eclectic ranks comprised of everything from golf and race car enthusiasts, to jewelry makers, million mile global travelers, cat lovers, vintage antique collectors, runners, new Mom’s, former US Army Colonel’s, serial CEO entrepreneurs and even … a ukulele-playing yodeler!

We found someone amazing who is game for the challenge. Meet Molly McGuire, Insect Shield’s new Sales and Marketing Administrator. We are thrilled to add a “guacamole-loving/hiker/biker/runner/mountain-lover” to the Insect Shield mix and grateful to have Molly on board!

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
In college, I spent a summer as a camp counselor at a cowboy/western themed camp in southern California. The entire camp looked like a western town complete with tepees, covered wagons, farm animals, and at the end of every week, we had a Rodeo with all the campers.  I had to dress up like a cowboy every day and my cabin was part of a fort. http://www.rawhideranch.com/

Before working at Insect Shield, where were you working?
I was working at nuun, which makes electrolyte drink tablets that you add to water. I have held various roles at nuun, from customer service, logistics, and human resources/recruiting. https://nuunlife.com/

How did you first learn about Insect Shield?
I first learned about Insect Shield from a pair of socks that I purchased from ExOfficio. I wore them in Minnesota, which is where I am originally from. Growing up in Minnesota, you are no stranger to ticks and mosquitoes.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
I couldn’t live without my reusable water bottle since I try to avoid buying bottled water.

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Guacamole or avocados in general.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
I went to Brazil as part of a study abroad program with Semester at Sea and I really enjoyed the culture, music, and food.

Where is your favorite place to be?
My favorite place is anywhere in the mountains.

 What is your favorite things to do?
I enjoy hiking, riding my bike, running, traveling, hot yoga, drinking craft beer, and cooking. I also enjoy gardening and canning homemade jam.

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
How a cell phone turned into a smartphone. I love how I can check my email, get calendar updates, surf the web, play music, and take pictures all on my Android.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would be a tour guide for an outdoor company. I enjoy telling stories and I once spent a summer as a bicycle tour guide in Alaska.

Tell us something (or a few things) that might surprise us about you.
I have an identical twin sister that also lives in Seattle. She is 7 minutes older than me and she never lets me forget it. J

Top three life highlights?
– Finishing my first marathon in October, 2016. To date, I have ran 13 half marathons and 3 Ragnar Relay Races in less than 2 years.
– Living in Aspen, CO
– I went on an alternative spring break in college and I rebuilt homes in Louisiana after Hurricane Rita.

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