Q&A with Lanette
Lanette Mayer, as Head of Special Projects, supports marketing through our social media platforms, writes/edits articles, and coordinates volunteer/service projects and company events. She has a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas and previously had a rewarding career as a speech/language pathologist.
What are the top 3 places you have visited?
A girls’ vacation to London, and trips to Wales and South Korea.
What was your favorite subject in school?
English and U.S. History.
If you could have dinner with any person (living or deceased) who would it be and where would you dine?
I would love to have dinner with Michelle Obama in one of my favorite cities, Chicago.
What are your favorite parts of your job?
Working with such a great creative team and the staff outings.
What is your favorite quote?
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” from All the Light We Cannot See by Andrew Doerr. I love that book and the quote serves as a reminder to continue to grow, explore, and not miss out on opportunities, no matter our age.
Your house is on fire, all loved ones (including pets) are safe. You can safely retrieve 3 items. What do you get?
Family pictures. That’s it.
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
Taking a two-year cancer journey with my best friend taught me a lot about the intertwining of inner strength and gratitude.
How do you define success?
Success is having a purposeful career, enjoying time with family, and having relationships and experiences that enrich my life.
What is something you have accomplished that few would guess?
I raised money and trained for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer with a group of ten colleagues during the summer of 2006. We walked 20 miles a day for three consecutive days and tent camped two nights. Great experience!
What are the top 3 concerts you have attended?
Neil Diamond and Elton John/Billy Joel.
The best advice you have ever received?
Remember it’s just stuff. Let it go.