Hi, I’m Addie! After freelancing for five years, I’m now working full-time as the Operations Manager for Alluvium. I consider myself a generalist in matters of operations and office management so an operations manager role at a startup works great for me. While the company I work for is based in NYC, I’m blessed to be working remotely.
When I was freelancing, I spent much of my time working as a writer, editor, and researcher. Much of my effort was focused on my three websites: this one, Culicurious, and Culture Curious. I even researched, wrote, and published a book with my husband Jeremy, called “Southeast Louisiana Food: A Seasoned Tradition” (The History Press/Arcadia Publishing, 2014). I’ve not been pursuing my writing and culture work as much lately with my full-time attention now going to my job, but it’s still important to me and I plan to keep these sites alive and semi-active (with Jeremy’s help!).
Other fun facts about me: Jeremy and I travel basically full-time, which is why the “working remotely” lifestyle works so well for me. We bought a van in August of this year, and we’ve already outfitted it for our various road trips all over the U.S. (We put 7,000 miles on the van in the first three months!) We enjoy traveling to new places and figuring out how to work/live/thrive in new environments. We love exploring new cultures and figuring out how to be a local wherever we are. We also have a passion for helping those in need and are quite proud of the various causes we support.
On a personal note: I’m a sensitive introvert by nature, but I love connecting one-on-one with people. I truly enjoy talking to people and hearing their stories. It’s a pleasure to get to know people and learn about them. I’m quite curious and generally seek to understand everything I encounter. I know that knowledge is power, but it’s rather useless unless it’s accompanied by action. I’m a caring, loving, courageous, and kind individual. My heart is big, and I’m ready to help with an encouraging word, open ear, and/or a huge hug.
Where my passions and interests lie:
• Peaceful Living / Simple Living / Quiet Living
• Diversity + Equality
• Women’s Issues (because they’re actually issues that affect us ALL)
• Travel (Domestic + International; Road Trips)
• Cooking / Recipe Development / Dining / Cocktails
• The Outdoors / Hiking / Camping
• Writing / Editing / Research / Being a Word Nerd
If you’d like to dig further into my CV/Resume click over to my LinkedIn profile (yes, it’s up to date!).