Tis the season! Holiday Interviews with everydayhero.

This holiday season we interviewed different members of the everydayhero team with a variety of fun questions to learn more about their unique ways of celebrating the holiday season!

Sarah Curl – Campaign Marketing Manager

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What is your holiday family tradition?

On Christmas Eve, my family and I meet up to cook a large meal. We spend a ton of time together as a family, and enjoy good food, wine, and company.

Favorite holiday jam?

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carrey.  

Christmas or New Years?

Christmas by far. You get to relax with family and just hang out.

How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

everydayhero is all about giving everything. Here at everydayhero, we get glimpses into people’s lives, what they are passionate about, and how they can turn this passion into a compassion for others. During the holiday season, people are driven to be grateful; for family and for friends.

Lee Johnson – Event Success Manager

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What is your holiday family tradition?

On Christmas Eve, the entire family meets and we just have a great time together. There’s gifts, deserts, and great food- it’s the entire package.

Favorite holiday jam?

I’m going to have to go with All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carrey.

Christmas or New Years?

They both have their ups and downs. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with New Years. If you set your expectations too high, it usually doesn’t turn out so well. However, the unexpected is what makes New Years awesome!

How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

The holiday season is like a month where everyone just does good- that’s exactly what everydayhero seeks to do every day.

Karlie Drutz – Charity Community Manager

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What is something unique about your family?

We have super diverse roots. I am American, Eastern European, and Mexican. We have tamales on Christmas.

Favorite holiday jam?

Mariah Carrey’s All I Want for Christmas is you.

Christmas or New Year’s?

Christmas, no question.

How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

During the holidays people are focused with giving back. That’s exactly what we are about! everydayhero is concerned with giving back to non profits, charities, and finding inspiration. People on everdayhero are inspiring. They find passion in being selfless and giving back.

John Francis Uy Magat – Marketing Specialist

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What is your holiday family tradition?

We have a bunch of parties! For about a week we just have family parties almost every day.

Favorite holiday jam?

I’m really into Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas album right now. Particularly, I like Wrapped in Red!

Christmas or New Years

Christmas, definitely. New Years is like the end of the holiday season while Christmas is like the peak.

How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

The holidays are a time where people are kinder. everydayhero is all about helping people, and the holiday season definitely amplifies that.

Freddy Marrero – Jack of all TradesswagelaWhat is your holiday family tradition?

We typically have a huge family get together New Years party. Our entire 60+ person family attends!

Favorite holiday jam?

“These are a few of my favorite things”. I’m not sure if it’s a holiday song, but it sounds like one!

Christmas or New Years?

New Years!

How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

During the holiday season people take on this giving tone. everydayhero facilitates this process of giving. Whether you’re donating your monetary resources, your time, or your body by exercising, everydayhero is a platform that is there to encourage giving.

Paige Mckinnon – Marketing Specialist

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What is something unique about your family?

We’re a family of extremes! My husband and I will go from skiing in Lake Tahoe to celebrating Christmas on a beach in San Diego in less than 24 hours.

Favorite holiday jam?

I’m not a huge fan of holiday music to be honest.

How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

The holidays are about connecting with people: your family, friends, and loved ones. everydayhero is also concerned with connecting with people, whether it’s through asking for donations for an important cause you believe in or accomplishing a significant goal.

Mike Mckenna – Channel Development Manager

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What is your holiday family tradition?

We get together to decorate the Christmas tree at my parent’s house.  There are ornaments ranging from special ones from my first Christmas to gaudy ones like a Cracker Barrel store.  We always start with a champagne toast.

What is something unique about your family?

My family lineage dates back to the explorer Roald Amundsen who was the first person to reach the South Pole and arguably the first to fly over the North Pole. Children argue it was Santa while some historians say it was Richard Byrd.

Favorite Holiday Jam?

Bruce Springsteen’s version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Christmas or New Years?

Christmas! New Years is overrated.

How do you think that the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?

The holidays are a time of giving where people come together to share meaningful experiences.  At everydayhero, we strive year round to provide our partners with those same experiences.

Marssie Versola – Event Partnership Manager

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What is your holiday family tradition?
We love going to Ghirardelli Square to look at the giant Christmas Tree and enjoy ice cream sundaes!  We’ve also started a new tradition of playing a really fun card game together called Hand & Foot on Holidays.
Favorite Holiday Jam?
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
Christmas or New Years?
Definitely Christmas.
How do you think the holiday season relates to everydayhero’s mission?
The holidays are spending time with friends, family and people who are important to you, and of course, giving generously.  everydayhero enables people to give generously all year round.

Happy holidays to you all from the everydayhero team!

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