Staff Profile: Sunny Siers
Monday, October 29, 2018
How long have you lived in Skagit County?
Don’t tell anyone, but I actually live in Snohomish County and grew up in the Greater Seattle area!
What is your favorite thing to do or eat?
Artichokes are my favorite food on the planet. That’s my go-to dinner at least once a week. Not only are they delicious, they are also so good for you!
What can you suggest for someone new or familiar to Skagit County to try?
I’m still getting to know Skagit County, but with our office located just down the street from the Skagit Valley Food Co-Op, I end up shopping there often and highly recommend visiting that store. They offer such a great variety of unique products and their deli is awesome.
What were you doing before you started working for EDASC? I was an Executive Assistant for nearly five years at a company that designed and manufactured renewable energy electronics.
What are some of the things you do at EDASC?
I help coordinate our annual events and programs, as well as manage the CRM database of EDASC investors. About half of my time is spent supporting the EDASC Foundation’s Leadership Skagit program.
What have your experiences been working with Leadership Skagit?
Leadership Skagit is such a cool program! I like that participants are exposed to so many important concepts and they get to learn about local industries and leaders. I help with the logistics of program registration, reserving activity locations, arranging for refreshments and preparing program materials. The bonus is that I also get to listen to the interesting speakers that talk to the class and I get to tag along when they tour various local businesses. It is really fascinating!
What have you learned about EDASC or the county that has surprised you?
Before joining EDASC, I really wasn’t aware of the complex opportunities and challenges facing Skagit County. I am amazed and impressed by the amount of effort and support that local businesses and organizations are putting into improving Skagit County’s economy. From individual community volunteers, to County officials, people are investing a lot of time and resources into preserving what is great about the County and exploring ways to make it even better for future generations. I am happy to be a part of that effort!
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