Carly focuses on maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment at Hone Coworks to ensure members can always be their most productive. Carly is a Capital Region native and a graduate of Schenectady County Community College with a degree in Communications. Carly enjoys listening to music, exercising her green thumb, and spending time with family, including her adopted 3-legged pitbull-pointer mix, Lola, a rescue from Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. We asked Carly a few questions about herself so you could get better acquainted:
How will your past experiences translate to your success as the new Community Manager of Hone Coworks? The majority of my professional life has been working with and supporting other people. I have worked in direct care, customer care, and I also have experience in event planning and marketing, both in office and community-based settings. This variety of past experiences allowed me to develop an integrative approach that will now help me to ensure all our members at Hone are comfortable and accommodated.
What makes the Capital Region a great place to work and live? I grew up in the Capital Region, always thinking that I would make a big move someday. As I became older, I started to appreciate all that the area has to offer residents, and slowly lost my desire to leave. The Capital Region is a great place to work and live because it’s got a little bit of everything.
What’s one fun fact about yourself? One fun fact about me is that I was featured in a commercial for Uber rideshare. My (now) fiancé was selected to star in a commercial series that featured different drivers in the Capital Region who benefitted from the flexibility of making their own schedule as Uber drivers. At the time, he was driving in his spare time to save up money for an engagement ring. Our storyline was selected from a survey of drivers, and I got to play the role of love interest…for my real-life partner!
Would you rather have all traffic lights you approach be green or never have to stand in line again? I would rather have all traffic lights I approach be green. I am a people person; I like making connections and chatting with others, regardless of the setting. So, chatting up someone while standing in line is very natural to me. Conversely, when I am driving, I am a woman on a mission, enjoying music at a high volume and singing off-key. I certainly would enjoy the convenience of never having to wait at a red light again so I can get to that next great conversation more quickly.
Would you rather be able to see 10 minutes into your own future or 10 minutes into the future of anyone but yourself? I would rather be able to see 10 minutes into the future of anyone but myself. I think it would be hard to live my life in the moment if I was always looking ahead to what was going to happen in 10 minutes. I also think that being able to see 10 minutes into the future lives of others could be very beneficial in helping others problem solve, navigate challenging situations, and give timely advice.