NAME: Jessica Sarten
COMPANY: Marine Accessories Corporation / Freelancer
TITLE: E-commerce & Digital Marketing Specialist
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN YOUR PRESENT JOB?
I’ve worked at Marine Accessories Corporation (MAC for short) for just over 2 years. I’ve simultaneously been working as a freelancer offering e-commerce website design and development, digital marketing services, and graphic design / branding services for close to 3 years.
WHAT DO YOU FIND TO BE THE BEST PART OF WORKING IN KNOXVILLE?
The culture of this city can’t be beat! I love the variety of activities and experiences that can be found anywhere you go.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AROUND AMA KNOXVILLE?
I’ve been attending events and conferences on and off for the past few years but I officially became a member in November 2020.
WHAT DO YOU DO AS A VOLUNTEER WITH AMA KNOXVILLE?
I am the content coordinator.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT VOLUNTEERING WITH AMA KNOXVILLE?
It’s allowed me to immediately become involved and engaged with the chapter.
WHAT HAVE YOU RECEIVED BACK FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER WORK WITH AMA KNOXVILLE?
I really enjoy the level of engagement this position has given me. I tend toward introversion and especially in the virtual space we’re living in now it can be so easy to distance yourself. By becoming a volunteer I’ve forced myself out of my comfort zone and made a big effort to engage that I might not have done otherwise.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
I’ve always loved crafting but in the past few years I’ve learned to crochet and that has become a quick favorite of mine. It’s so calming and satisfying!
DO YOU READ, WATCH MOVIES, OR TV AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
Because my free time is often limited I love audiobooks and podcasts that I can enjoy in the car or while accomplishing other tasks. My typical favorites and mystery, thriller, and true crime focused. My favorite movie is The Devil Wears Prada and I love just about any TV show that I can binge and rewatch over and over (looking at you, Parks & Rec).
WHAT’S A BUCKET LIST ITEM OF YOURS?
I absolutely adore turtles, so a bucket list item of mine is to swim with sea turtles!