Take a moment to get to know Natalie Davis, Director of Inbound Marketing at IMPACT Branding & Design. Natalie has been with the company for nearly two years, which makes her one of IMPACT’s first employees.
Her obsession with social media and the creativity behind successful marketing campaigns is what drew her to IMPACT in the first place. While she is usually busy working hard to keep up with all of our clients’ needs, Natalie is also known for her dry sense of humor and witty remarks. With just a sentence, she can have the entire office laughing.
Natalie took some time to answer questions for all of you, and we know you’ll love her just as much as we do.
Q: Where did you grow up and what was it like?
Natalie: I was raised in Orange, CT. It’s your typical small town where everyone knows each other, and it was a lot of fun. My family has always been very close, so we did a lot of family trips, game nights, and more. I grew up with three brothers, and we’ve always hung out together so I was definitely a huge tomboy and played every sport possible. I remember crying in the bathroom because my parents wouldn’t let me get spiked hair like my brothers. Thank you, Mom and Dad.
Q: How would your family and close friends describe you?
Natalie: They would say I’m fun to be around and I do my best to make even the most boring situations more exciting (I must get that from my older brother, Russ). My family and friends also know I’ll never go anywhere without a coupon, and it drives my boyfriend Jay absolutely crazy. I wouldn’t quite call myself an “extreme couponer,” but I think I have it in me. I’m still definitely not a girly girl; romantic comedies make my head hurt, and I’d spend $20 on a few draft beers over a manicure any day (sorry if that offends you, Amanda). I think they’d also say I’m kind of weird, and I’m pretty sure my obsession with Halloween might freak some people out. 75 days and counting…
Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
Natalie: I’m going to have to agree with most people and go with my mom. After raising four kids (3 of them being boys), she was somehow able to keep her sanity and do it all with a smile on her face. She’s almost too selfless sometimes, and I give her a ton of credit for being so genuinely concerned about others. My mom is also a huge IMPACT fan. In fact, she’s probably reading this right now. Hi, Mom!
Q: What is your all-time favorite movie?
Natalie: It depends what mood I’m in. The Sixth Sense is always a good fall-back favorite for me, and I really loved the first Saw movie. When I don’t want people to look at me like I’m a weirdo, I like to say The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile are also some of my favorites.
Q: What is currently playing on your iPod?
Natalie: I haven’t updated my iPod in like three years… but I love listening to 90s pop anyways so I guess I don’t need to.
Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
Natalie: Does David Beckham count? He’s gorgeous. I don’t want to break up him and Posh Spice, though, so I’ll back off.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
Natalie: Probably watching the X-Factor. My best friend and I didn’t miss an episode last season. It’s one cheesy show, but I love it. Now that Britney is going to be a judge, I might get even more obsessed.
Q: If you could spend an entire paycheck without worrying about bills or savings, what would you spend it on?
Natalie: I’d buy an entirely new wardrobe, and then go out for a fun dinner wearing my new clothes. I like to try new types of foods, so going to an out-of-the ordinary restaurant where I wouldn’t typically spend my money would be fun.
Q: What’s your favorite hobby or pastime?
Natalie: I’m a big picture-taker. Nothing fancy, but I’m usually the one in my group of friends who takes all the photos of us. I’m a huge social media fanatic; so sharing my pictures on social sites is the best part. Because of my obsession with food, I also really like cooking and trying to come up with new recipes. Have you seen the Food Network show Chopped? I’ll grab random ingredients and try to see what I can make out of them. Sometimes it works out, other times not so much.
Q: Who is your favorite musical artist or band?
Natalie: I’m not sure. My coworkers would be disappointed if I didn’t say Britney Spears, so I’ll go with her. I also really love music from the 60s (thanks Dad).
Q: Describe your perfect Saturday afternoon.
Natalie: I’ve always wanted to hop around to restaurants from the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate or Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and actually try the things they rave about. Mix that with some beers and a little shopping at TJ Max afterwards, and that’s a perfect afternoon.
Q: What’s something your co-workers would be surprised to learn about you?
Natalie: Well, I recently got engaged. Umm… no. I just wanted to get one good gasp from someone in the office. In reality, maybe the fact that I eat leftovers for breakfast. I see nothing wrong with a slice of pizza or some chicken parm to start the day.
Yankees or Red Sox? Whoever my boyfriend is rooting for.
Mac or PC? Mac for work, PC at home.
Pepsi or Coke? Rum and Coke. Should I stop talking about alcohol?