Please join me in welcoming Eliza to the nDash team!
Eliza joined us last week as Marketing & Community Manager. She will be playing a critical role in engaging our users (both brands and writers) and improving the overall experience and reach of the nDash brand. Eliza comes to us with nearly a decade of experience in community building and movement from some pretty impressive brands (see more below).
You’ll be seeing her name a lot in the coming months, but in the meantime, here’s a quick Q&A to get to know her a bit better….
What excited you most about the role at nDash?
In my early conversations with Mike and Matt, I could hear their passion for the platform. The small team at nDash has created an awesome community of writers and brands, and I’m very excited to evangelize what they’ve built.
It’s also great to be a part of the rise of fully remote companies! Finding new ways to communicate, new tools to collaborate, and new passions to pursue is gratifying. My dog also appreciates the extra opportunities to moan at me.
What have you enjoyed the most about your previous community roles?
My previous community roles were with two rather different companies. The first was at one of the biggest tech businesses in the world, and the second was at a small biotech nonprofit. At the tech company, I worked with everyone from entrepreneurs to librarians and college students to enterprise IT departments. And at the biotech nonprofit, I worked with startups attempting to cure cancer, find new therapies for Alzheimer’s, and vaccinate the world. In both, getting to know the communities I served and turning clients into champions brought me a lot of joy. Helping customers find value in a product is so exciting.
What are you passionate about outside of the digital space?
My 4-year-old hound mix GH has been an outsized influence on my hobbies lately: we’re spending quite a bit of quality time outside. We’ve done weekend trips all over New England to give him a taste of the Berkshires and the Green Mountains, watch us pick blueberries in New Hampshire, taste-test the dog ice creams of Maine and Rhode Island, and let him wade in dozens of ponds, lakes, and bays. Someday we’ll work up to swimming, but so far, he’s unwilling to go past his knees.
When GH and I aren’t frolicking around the northeast, I’m likely planning or going on a slackpacking trip with my mother. Over the past few years, we’ve hit the Wicklow Way in Ireland, the Lake District in England, and Acadia National Park. We’re hoping to check out the Blue Hills soon. Though she’s 71 years old, I must confess my mother can handle a much heavier pack than me. That strength comes in handy when we’re debating what size peanut butter jar to lug along.
Feel free to reach out to her via email (email@example.com) or on LinkedIn.