Meet the team: Mariah


Life stuff

What do you do at RMG: As Content Manager, I write and edit blog, web, and social content for our clients across a variety of fascinating industries.

Favorite thing about your job: The research – I’m always learning new things!

What was your first job: In-N-Out. Grilled onion addict to this day.

In elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up: My earliest ambition was to be a cake decorator at Piggly Wiggly. However, I remain a terrible baker.

What is your earliest memory: Sitting on the floor in my parents’ bedroom (no idea why), leaning back against their dresser, devouring Chapter Three of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: “The Letters from No One”

What is a fun or interesting thing about your hometown: I don’t have a hometown – does that count? I’m a military brat and grew up all over the states.

What’s your favorite family tradition: Um… Christmas morning Bloody Maries?

Food stuff

What is your favorite cereal: Panda Puffs?

How do you like your eggs: Overeasy. A cooked yolk is a tragedy.

If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life what would it be: Gonna go with hamburger-Animal-Style-no-lettuce-add-sliced-chilies and fries.

What’s your go-to Starbucks order: Don’t have one – I’m a mercurial being.

Favorite stuff

Favorite band/musician: Beach House

Favorite movie: Thelma and Louise

Favorite TV show: In no particular order, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Peep Show, BoJack Horseman

Favorite superpower: Flying, definitely flying.

Favorite social media network: I don’t really have a favorite; I don’t use it much outside of work.

Favorite apps: Honestly, my only favorite is the Merriam-Webster app.

Hobby & travel stuff

What are your hobbies: Writing fiction, reading, cooking, sewing, nerdy game nights.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time: Magic the Gathering (white/red flyer deck and proud).

Can you play any instruments: Not by any stretch of the imagination.

Do you collect anything: Nothing on purpose…

What are the last three books you read: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and Severance by Ling Ma. (Highly recommend all three!)

Most recent vacation: I’ve been going out to Joshua Tree a lot.

What’s your favorite city/state/country you’ve ever visited: Mexico City

Random stuff

If you could have dinner with one person, alive or dead, who would it be: Ursula K. Le Guin

At which store would you like to max out your credit card: The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.

Do you have any strange phobias: Disembodied human hair, especially if braided, banded, or tied with ribbon. (Have you heard of Victorian hair art? Unfortunately I have.)

Have you ever met anyone famous: A few authors and musicians. Flying Lotus once gave me a hug.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be: To play the piano.

If you could choose one age to be forever, what would it be: If there’s an age like that, I haven’t reached it yet.

What characteristic do you like most about yourself: My love of learning.

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet: Nah. It’s probably for the best – I sweat through my shirts just discussing my marital status and occupation during Jury Duty.

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