Meet the Team: Say hello to Mara
Time to shine! Let's meet one of the Fozzies. Say hello to Mara, our Location Manager at Alfons. Well, let's get to know Mara a little bit more!
Name: Mara Verspecht
Company role: Location Manager Alfons
Favorite quote: Live where your heart finds life
What sparked your interest to Fosbury & Sons?
"we are all human beings
we work together in an elegant way
with a certain joie de vivre
Need I say more? The values of the Fosbury speak loudly and all fozzies carry them, so when an acquaintance was sharing her stories and experience at F&S my interest was sparked."
What do you like about working at Fosbury & Sons?
"Our work culture challenges me to rethink something that is conventional. To search for and try to achieve perfect harmony in life. And all my lovely colleagues are like frosting on a lemon cake (my favorite kind). Fosbury & Sons wouldn't feel like home without them."
What does your working day look like?
"We're a small team at Alfons so we work hand in hand to make sure everything runs smoothly. From the daily operation like opening the front doors to welcome our members and Meeting & Events clients, setting the mood (with some candles), providing positive vibes, thinking on our feet to solve ad-hoc problems to making sure the behind the scenes administration is correct. And together with the team of Location Managers we continuously challenge ourselves to improve the work/life experience at our locations."
To who do you look up to the most in life?
"I have lots of admiration for people who can live authentically. To be brave enough to be yourself. But for the moment I look up to my dad for living his life with a hard-work attitude while not being hardened by the experiences life throws at you. To stay amazed by nature and all the wonderful love that can be found in life."
How would your friends or family describe you in three words?
"A spontaneous, (over)thinker with a big smile."
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
"Cliché but true, I love travelling (going on safari is my jam) or any adventure. To find connections in places all over the world is inspiring and something I yearn for (so desperately in need for some vacation in a covid-19 free world)."
If you could be another person for a day, who would you choose?
"Dr. Jane Goodall when she was exploring the world of the chimpanzees. She has redefined species conversation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimps and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share."