Company Culture 2 min

Who’s afraid of the dark? Not Joanie Leppek, that’s who.

Posted by Ashley Mugnolo

NAME: Joanie Leppek POSITION: Account Manager WHAT’S YOUR AVERAGE DAY LIKE AT ONEUPWEB? Still trying to figure that one out… WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG AND WHY? It’s a toss-up. The Hustle for snarky and irreverent business news coverage. 99% Invisible for engaging stories of the obscure. WHAT MAKES TRAVERSE CITY APPEALING? After I’d travelled extensively […]

NAME:

Joanie Leppek

POSITION:

Account Manager

WHAT’S YOUR AVERAGE DAY LIKE AT ONEUPWEB?

Still trying to figure that one out…

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG AND WHY?

It’s a toss-up. The Hustle for snarky and irreverent business news coverage. 99% Invisible for engaging stories of the obscure.

WHAT MAKES TRAVERSE CITY APPEALING?

After I’d travelled extensively and lived in 16 cities in 9 different states, Traverse City stuck out as a place that was growing in the right direction. Fresh water, sandy beaches, hiking/biking trails, ski slopes, great restaurants, active and interesting neighbors, an expanding economy… and no sharks.

WHAT DO YOU REALLY DO AT ONEUPWEB?

Meetings. I do meetings.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT WORK?

Never sit still. I discovered biking a couple of years ago and get out on my mountain bike or fat bike every chance I get. Even in the winter. Skiing is super fun too – downhill, skate, classic, water. I also love camping, hiking, music festivals, dancing, trips to the beach, boating and hanging out with friends.

YEARS FROM NOW, WHAT WILL STICK OUT MOST ABOUT 2017?

My one and only child graduated from high school.

IT’S 5:30 PM – WHAT’S YOUR COCKTAIL OF CHOICE?

Bourbon in the winter. Tequila in the summer. On the rocks. I’m a purist – no mixer, no fruit.

WHAT’S THE LAST SONG YOU INTENTIONALLY LISTENED TO?

“Mirror in the Bathroom” by the English Beat

FAVORITE SPOTIFY/PANDORA/GROOVESHARK STATION?

“Songs Joan Likes” – Every time I hear a song I like, I add it to the list. It’s an eclectic mix of punk, folk, Americana, rap, ska, alternative, country, bluegrass, hard rock, super cheesy 80s, yacht rock…

WHAT DO YOU CARRY IN YOUR PURSE?

A deck of cards. You never know when a game of euchre might break out. It’s a Michigan thing.

WHAT’S YOUR SECRET GUILTY PLEASURE?

Solitaire. It’s the best way to meditate and slow down my super-hyperactive brain.

TELL US SOMETHING WEIRD/UNIQUE/QUIRKY ABOUT YOURSELF.

I like the dark. Skiing and mountain biking at night. Moonlight paddles. Oh, and I’ve bungee jumped from a Northern California train trestle into a big black ravine.

WHAT’S ONE OF LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES?

A moonrise over Grand Traverse Bay.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 TO 5 WORDS.

Not boring. (Succinct.)

WHAT WOULD YOU NOT BE CAUGHT DEAD WEARING?

Jewel tones.

THE INTERNET IS LISTENING: GIVE US YOUR WORDS TO LIVE BY:

Make every day count.

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