I’ve been working with Max off and on since last fall, and I can say for a fact that he is one in a million. Ask anyone on our team to describe Max in one word and I guarantee the one word that would come to everyone’s mind is: AWESOME. Whether he’s promoting blog posts or learning something new or simply sharing a meme to make the team laugh, Max does life full throttle. If you’re lucky enough to have him as a manager on your project, you’ll soon see why we are so pleased about him joining the team full time.
I recently sent Max some questions to answer to help me introduce him to you. As it turns out, I learned a lot about him in the process (and now have the Ghostbusters theme song stuck in my head…).
Meet Max Sopher
Hey Max, thanks for doing this on such short notice. Can you tell me a little bit about your personal life?
I was born, raised, currently reside in Beckley, West Virginia. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for 10-years this summer and we have an awesome toddler girl who does her best to keep us firmly on our toes. We all like hanging out with our cat and our dog, but the cat is antisocial and the dog just wants to be outside all day.
Tell me something unusual about yourself.
I am obsessed with the movie Ghostbusters. I apply quotes and situations from that movie to my life on a daily basis. It was the first movie I saw in a theater when I was a kid and it has managed to stick with me for the 30-years that have passed since then. I still watch it at least once a week, all this time later.
What’s your favorite pastime?
This is a solid 3-way tie. Drinking coffee (the coffee pot is always on), watching/studying baseball (I’m a total stat nerd), and reading comic books (I know I’m a grown man, but I don’t care. I like them!).
Tell me your favorite part of the job with Weaving Influence…
The group of professionals that Becky has surrounded herself with and the high level of camaraderie and communication has astounded me from day one. The fact that everyone works so well without a central location is a testament to the team that is in place.
How long have you been working with Weaving Influence?
I started small in September 2013 and gained more and more responsibilities until I am where I am now, as a full time member of the team.
What’s your official title?
I am the Weaving Influence Community Manager and a Project Manager.
Okay, show us why you’re doing this professionally… what’s the best social media tip you can offer?
Don’t forget to have fun! Social Media has become a norm now, so it’s easy to forget how much fun it used to be. As a business or thought leader that can be dangerous, because if you forget that this is fun, it will show in your message. At that point it becomes stale and people stop engaging and listening.
Bonus: now you know that if you’re engaging with us online, you’re actually engaging with Max (the WI Community Manager), so be social and say hello!
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.