Elise Alley

Meet Elise Alley, Support Manager for StellarWP Brands

Elise Alley is the Support Manager for StellarWP Brands. When asked what she does, she replied “I like to say that I support the support teams. I make sure they have everything they need to do their job, whether that’s equipment, training or other team members. I’m here to help them anyway I can.”

Elise is one of the most supportive, for sure, with several of StellarWP’s support teams working under her direction.

We asked Elise what was the best thing about working at StellarWP and she said, “I love working at Stellar because, although it’s made up of very diverse companies and teams, we all share a basic philosophy. We care about and want to help our customers, but, most importantly, we care about our teams. The people come first; we encourage everyone to have a healthy life/work balance, we take care of each other and genuinely care about the best interests of our teams members.”

5 Things

We ask our team to pick any five questions from a long list. Here are the ones Elise chose, and her replies.

Have you won any awards?

I came in third place at my college’s symposium with my paper, Lady Galadriel: Mother in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien is one of my all time favorite authors and I took a course over his works. He is often criticized for the lack of women in his work, which isn’t necessarily incorrect, but the women in his work are so significant and powerful, specifically Lady Galadriel. I wrote a paper about her importance and submitted it to the symposium. I actually have it posted on my site (http://ecalley.com/lady-galadriel-mother-in-the-works-of-j-r-r-tolkien/). Yes, I’m a nerd…

Tell us about your pet(s).

I have two dogs and two cats, all 4 of whom are named after singer/song writers. Bowie (named for David Bowie) is a German Shepherd and is about 7 or 8 years old. Iggy Pup (named for Iggy Pop) is a German Shepherd mix (or something) and is about 6 or 7 years old. Indie (named for India Arie, her name is India but I call her Indie) is a Seal Pointe/Domestic Short Hair cat, about 7 years old. Billy (named for Billy Idol) is less than a year old and is also a Domestic Short Hair. They’re all rescues, so ages and breeds are all guesses!

Iggy Pup, Bowie, Billy & Indie

What hobbies do you enjoy? Tell us a little bit about how you discovered it/them, why you enjoy it/them, etc.

I love to bake, read, play with my pets and watch my nephews play soccer. I got into cooking and baking because, honestly, my mom wasn’t very good at either. 🙂 So I ended up doing a lot of it and found that I enjoyed it, especially baking. I find it soothing.

As for reading, when I was little, my parents would let us stay up 30 minutes later every night but only if we spent that time reading and what kid doesn’t want to get to “stay up late?” I’ve been obsessed with reading ever since; I even got a degree in English Literature.

Elise & her nephew

What outside organizations are you involved with? (Charities, etc.) What do these organizations mean to you?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma – I’ve been a “Big Sister” for 3 years now and I love it. My “Little” is an amazing kid and I’m so blessed to be a part of her life. My mom was an early childhood educator and, while that’s not the path I chose to take, I know how one person can make such a huge impact on a child and I just hope I’m a positive influence in her life.

Have you ever pulled off an epic prank? What was it and how did it go?

I once convinced a co-worker that I’d gotten into a fight and had a black eye. I was working in retail and going to college at the time. During the weeks leading up to April 1st, I kept telling my co-worker about this girl I didn’t get along with who I kept running into on campus. First, it was that I just saw her around, then she tried to talk to me, then she argued with me and so on until, on April 1st, I came into work with a “black eye.” I used makeup to make my eye look bruised, wore big sunglasses I refused to take off and avoided letting her look me directly in the face. She totally fell for it!

Bonus Question: Your prediction: the world will end by A. Zombies, B. Meteor, C. Alien Invasion. Why did you choose that answer?

Zombies will definitely end the world. I already have a very detailed plan and supply list for the zombie apocalypse. I wouldn’t know how to survive the other two, though.

Work with Elise and the rest of Team Stellar! Find openings on our Careers page.

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