If you were to take the strength and power of a dragon, the nurturing supportiveness of a dragon, and the work ethic of a dragon, you would get a dragon. You would also get Annie, who might not physically be a dragon, but would definitely have a dragon as her patronus.
Annie is a TripAssistant here at EXP, and she tackles her role with a fierce level of enthusiasm. Few in the office can match her seemingly relentless positivity, and there is seldom a time when she isn’t smiling or laughing. When she’s not valiantly defending the office from negativity, Annie has been known to partake in experiencing the entire world. Among her favorite places are Machu Picchu (Peru), Italy (Italy), Idlewild Theme Park (Pennsylvania), and the airplane cubby at the Chic-Fil-A play area (Chic-Fil-A).
She loves people from all walks of life, not only because they make the world a better place, but because there is always the possibility of them producing pizza out of nowhere. Her love of people does not stop her from trashing them at Mario Kart 64 however, and she eagerly takes on all challengers. When she’s not enjoying Harry Potter or reminiscing about her successful time as a slightly above-average ultimate frisbee player, Annie likes to calm down by painting, listening to chill music, and punch-dancing her rage out in a wooded glen near a babbling brook – often all at the same time. She’s just talented like that.
Every office worth its salt needs someone like Annie. You know the one I’m talking about: someone who embodies the idea of praise and support to the highest ideal. Annie is the kind of person who makes it her personal mission to make sure that everyone is having a good time, whether they like it or not (which we all do). If she saw you drop $20 on the ground, she would give it back to you with a sticky note telling you how good you’re doing today. These are indeed stellar qualities, but what else would you expect from a woman with the dream to one day swing so fast she goes around the entire swing set?
Annie dreams big.
If you’re having a bad day, Annie is there for you. She keeps the EXP offices bright, but not blinding, and continuously reminds us that her gif game is on point.
Annie’s Assorted and Amazing Avocations:
Favorite Movies: The Princess Bride, Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella (2015), Braveheart, Casablanca
Favorite TV Shows: Video Game High School, Parks and Rec, The Office, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Phineas and Ferb
Favorite Books: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Enders Game Saga, Harry Potter Series, The Last Sin Eater, Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons (Bill Waterson)
Hobbies: Painting, Reading, and Board Games including Settlers, Codenames and Beyond Balderdash
A Favorite Song: “The Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS3Lkc6Gzlk
YouTube Video for the Masses: “How To Make Ramen” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8y3SSmz4sg
Relevant Opinions from Cool People:
“We cannot confirm or deny that Annie took part in highly classified, very dangerous, and vital missions under the pseudonym “The Robin” and is a credit to her unit and her country.” – The CIA
“She’s like a daughter to me. She shows up at all hours of the night, eats my food, and doesn’t say thank you.” – Winco
“She is real awful at billiards, but when it comes to afternoon tea, her expertise in table arranging is unmatched.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Photos courtesy of Emily Dory