4 Walls Employee Spotlight: Meet Erin Finnerty

How long have you been with 4 Walls?
Since March 15, 2014, officially. I previously worked as a freelancer for about a month before coming on board part-time.

What's a typical day like for you?
My weekdays are spent at my regular gig – Staff Assistant to the Dean of a University of Pennsylvania medical school – and can be quite stressful and hectic, but generally rewarding. I also spend time during the week chipping away at content assignments, which is a thankful break from the hectic nature of my job (believe it or not!).

What's the best thing about your job?
The best thing about working with 4 Walls is the generous flexibility, which I've never experienced before, mostly working in offices in support roles. I've also enjoyed getting to know my colleagues remotely and am happy to have been warmly welcomed by a great community of creative thinkers.

What do you do in your spare time?
My husband and I have a 10-month old puppy, Maggie, and most of my time is spent taking her to the dog park, napping with her on the couch, watching movies and reading with her on the weekends. She's the best.

What is an interesting or little-known fact about you?
I'm great at baking pie and once won a pie contest, but my dirty secret is store-bought crusts. I am even better at eating pie. My dad managed a bakery in Detroit (my hometown) for most of my life, so that might be where it comes from.

4 Walls Employee Spotlight: Meet Jennifer Lawson

Position:
Online Editor and Web Content Specialist

How long have you been with 4Walls?
Almost three months.

What’s a typical day like for you?
Lots of writing and editing. I write custom content for clients and edit content written by freelancers. I also try to come up with ways that we can improve our content.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Working for a company that's thriving and growing. I came from the newspaper industry, so this is a welcome change.

What do you do in your spare time?
My boyfriend and I bought a house in South Philly last year, and getting everything just so is a never-ending project. I also volunteer at PAWS and I'm always reading a few books.

What is an interesting or little-known fact about you?
I'm pretty obsessed with cooking shows, even though I really don't cook at all.

4 Walls Employee Spotlight: Meet Brenna Heaps

How long have you been with 4 Walls?
8 years.

What’s a typical day like for you?
Lots of email. I field all incoming requests from clients, assign them out, or take care of them myself. I also monitoring ongoing projects and check in with Greg and clients.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Happy clients after site launch.

What do you do in your spare time?
Read. Spend time with my crazy family.

What is an interesting or little-known fact about you?
I kind of wish I was Martha Stewart. Without the prison record.

4 Walls Employee Spotlight: Meet Julia Davis

Name:
Julia Davis

Position:
Online Editor and Content Marketing Specialist

How long have you been with 4 Walls?
One week! I'm the new kid here.

What’s a typical day like for you?
I'm still learning the ropes, but so far, I've been editing blog entries and brainstorming exciting, new ideas and topics for online content.

What’s the best thing about your job?
The ability to be creative!

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to read, try new restaurants, and spend time with my family and friends.

What is an interesting or little-known fact about you?
I have a serious sweet tooth, and I love to bake. (But I'm a lousy cook!)

4 Walls Employee Spotlight: Meet Noel Houser

Name:
Noël Grace Houser

Position:
Client Services Manager

How long have you been with 4 Walls?
2 ½ years

What’s a typical day like for you?
A typical day involves reaching out to properties, posting content to their social media accounts and monitoring comments and posts. I give them ideas of what to post and how to keep their social media current and interesting. I also help train their staff on new social media. In the role of Client Services Manager, I’m here to field any questions and conduct training with the Client Service Team when needed. Lastly, I help out when needed by editing and creating listings for apartment communities in the ILS.

What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is that I love my job! I enjoy teaching and providing clients with ideas for their social media sites, and helping them improve their SEO and fan bases. I also work with a great team of people, which makes coming to work that much more enjoyable. Working from home is also up there for me too. My husband is a Philadelphia Police Officer who has a crazy schedule, so it is nice to be able to see him when he is on night shift, rather than passing each other as I walk in the door and he’s walking out to go to work.

What do you do in your spare time?
All my friends know I’m a HUGE Phillies fan! I love going to games with my husband and even watching them on TV. I love shopping, spending time with my family and playing with my wonderful bulldog Brewzer! I also love playing softball. I grew up playing and even went to the Little League World Series in Portland, OR when I was 12. My team came in second place. But this summer I had to take a hiatus since we are expecting our first child Aug 21st! It's a very exciting time in my life right now!

 

Employee Spotlight: Meg Paolini

Name:
Meg Paolini

Position:
Writer & Content Editor

How long have you been with 4 Walls?
I started with 4 Walls in February 2013.

What’s a typical day like for you?
I split my time between two tasks. Some weeks I'm working on editing posts, and other weeks I'm working to create original content for specific markets or just general posts. Either way, I spend most of my time writing!

What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is that I get to write, all day long. It feels like I'm visiting all these different cities, reading and writing about things to do and popular restaurants, without the cost of traveling. There is always something new to write about and research.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy watching TV and movies as well as knitting and crocheting. It may seem like a hobby for people from another generation, but I love it.

What is an interesting or little-known fact about you?
I love baking and dream of opening a cupcake shop one day.

4 Walls Employee Spotlight: Meet Katie Coulter

Name:
Katie Coulter

Position:
Client Services Associate

How long have you been with 4 Walls?
Just shy of one month

What’s a typical day like for you?
Monitoring blogs, Facebook and Twitter, posting content for clients, assisting clients by answering their support questions, calling clients to answer any questions regarding their service and giving them ideas on how to fully utilize it to their maximum benefit. 

What’s the best thing about your job?
My favorite part so far is when I post about a missing dog or cat on behalf of a client, and then shortly thereafter, I hear that the pet was reunited with its owner. It makes me happy that I could help! Also, not having to dress up is pretty awesome, since I work from home.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to write and make funny videos in my spare time. I also spend time being social and going out to different restaurants. I'm a foodie!

What is an interesting or little-known fact about you?
I was a Production Assistant on the movie "Silver Linings Playbook," but unfortunately I did not get to talk to Robert DeNiro.

4 Walls Spotlight: Meet Melissa Bonner

Name:
Melissa Bonner

Position:
Client Services Manager

How long have you been with 4Walls?
2 years

What’s a typical day like for you?
A typical day involves reaching out to my property managers, posting content to clients' social media accounts and monitoring those accounts for comments and posts. I work with new clients, reviewing and training their staff on their new social media accounts, submitting posts to Respage and best practices on how to keep their social media current and interesting. I also work with our technical team on new ideas for Respage Express (our social media management tool), testing and giving feedback on any new functionalities that are added. I'm also a team leader in the Client Services department fielding questions and training the team when needed.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Getting to work from home. It's so convenient when my daughter is sick or her daycare is closed. Working from home also allows me to see her and my husband more, especially during the summer months when my husband is not working (he's a teacher).

What do you do in your spare time?
Spend quality time with my husband and almost 3 year old daughter. We are also preparing for baby girl #2, who will be arriving in March. I enjoy watching Barclays Premier League (English Soccer) with my husband and having a fantasy soccer team. Go Manchester United! During the summer months, you will also find me at the Philadelphia Union games. I guess you can say I've become a "soccer junkie," but this is only a new found passion since meeting my husband in 2007. I also enjoy baking and have made my fair share of character-themed birthday cakes for my daughter and family such as Sponge Bob, Mickey Mouse, Spider Man, Abby Cadabby, Curious George, and butterflies, as well as baby shower cookies.

4 Walls Spotlight: Meet Megan Logue

Name:
Megan Logue (soon to be Batdorf)

Position:
Client Services Representative

How long have you been with 4Walls?
1 year and 4 months :)

What’s a typical day like for you?
A typical day involves keeping in touch with my property managers and posting a mind-boggling amount of content to blogs, Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts. I also spend part of my day monitoring our properties’ pages for comments. My goal every day is to make sure that posts are done in a timely manner and that all my client’s questions are answered.

What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is being able to work from home. My future husband has a rotating shift schedule, so if I was in an office from 9-5, I would rarely see him. It’s amazing to be able to work from home and save money on everyday things like gas, lunches, etc.

What do you do in your spare time?
You can usually find me at the gym, with my friends, or hanging with the fiancé. I like to spend my time with people. I love just laughing, watching movies and eating. I’m a true foodie at heart, hence the gym. :) A perfect day would be spent with friends and family and end at a fabulous restaurant, something like Talula’s Table in Kennett Square, PA. If you haven’t gone, I highly recommend it!

Employee Spotlight: Meet Beth Kovach

Name:
Beth Ann Kovach

Position:
Client Services Manager

How long have you been with 4Walls?
7 years – since March 2005

What’s a typical day like for you?
Typical?  What's typical?!  Every day is different, and I love that. I spend most of my day helping customers and my co-workers with projects and questions, and trying to keep things on track.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Working from home is a huge benefit. I have two kids and if I had a traditional office position, I wouldn't be able to work full-time. I'm able to work a full day and still be home for my family when they need me. 4 Walls is and always has been very supportive of that. It speaks volumes about the company that they value the balance between work and family. I also love that I get to interact with pretty much everyone in all departments on some level.

What do you do in your spare time?
Most of my spare time is spent running my kids, Amanda and Joey, to whatever they may have going on that night. Track, piano, dance, basketball, all in one week — sometimes all in one night! Our two dogs, Rosie and Rocky, are also very entertaining. When I actually have time to myself, I enjoy spending it with my husband Jason, watching tv, reading a book, or just plain relaxing. We go to the Jersey Shore for a week every summer, and for me, it's the best place in the world. On the sand, sitting by the water…it's paradise!