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This week, it’s time to meet another member of the Weaving Influence team. She’s reliable, funny, faithful, and refreshingly honest. After almost a year of getting to know her through our online work, I finally had the opportunity to meet her in person when she and her family came to my beautiful Appalachian mountains on vacation this summer.
If you’ve ever met an online-only friend, then you know how nerve wracking it can be – what if you don’t get along at all in real life? Thankfully, she was even more delightful in person, and it only made me sorry we don’t live closer. With that, I invite you to get to know Amy Driehorst…
Tell us a little bit about yourself, Amy…
After a 20 year career in retail sales and management, I “retired” when our fourth child was born. I imagine I’m one of a relatively small number of women who can say they retired and had a baby in the same year! My husband and I have been married for 21 years, and we are raising our children in the same small town in Michigan where I grew up.
How long have you been working with Weaving Influence?
What’s your favorite aspect of working with Weaving Influence?
My favorite aspect of the job is the variety of work I am able to do. No two days are the same and I’m continually learning new things. It keeps me on my toes and ensures I don’t get bored or stuck in a rut.
What’s your official Weaving Influence job title?
Project Manager and Social Media Consultant
What’s your favorite pastime?
This may sound like a cliche, but being a mom is my favorite pastime. It’s what I really wanted to be when I grew up. I’m not a “baking-in-the-kitchen” all day or a “Pinterest-crafter-gone-wild” kind of mom. I’m just a mom doing her best every day to nurture and cherish the four precious gifts God entrusted me with.
What’s the best social media tip you can offer?
The best social media tip I have is: No matter your reason for participating in social media, be genuine, be original and be consistent. If you are each of those things, more people will be interested in what you have to say.
Tell us something unusual about yourself!
We are a multi-generational household. I care for my 85 year old mother who lives with us and has Alzheimer’s disease while still raising my four children ages 15, 12, 10 and 6. Here’s a recent photo of my with the loves of my life (the other love, is behind the camera!) from our family vacation to the Smoky Mountains.
Share Your Thoughts! Have you ever met someone in person after getting to know them online? How did it turn out?
Carrie Koens joined the Weaving Influence team in May 2012 and has held a number of roles, including three years as the Book Launch Director (a title she stepped away from in June 2016 in order to focus on the needs of her growing family), and she currently serves the team as a Writer and Consultant. An INTJ with a penchant for culture, book stores, Parisian cafés, Indian curry, British mystery shows, and her passport, you can find her on Twitter @CGKoens.