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Meet Senior Implementation Manager, Maria Mier! When she’s not dazzling our clients with world-class implementations, Maria is going above and beyond to support her team – truly embodying PickTrace’s core value of ‘extending a hand’. Read on to learn about this PickTrace all-star.  

How would you describe your role?
  • Every time PickTrace gets a new customer, I make sure that they are set up and trained to use our system. After they have been set up and trained, I ensure they are comfortable using the system before handing them off to Kevin, our Customer Success Manager.
    What’s a favorite memory from working at PickTrace
    • I have so many good memories – I think my earliest favorite memory at PickTrace was the first time I went to Fairfield and rode ATVs with Harrison through the avocado trees where he kept cracking jokes. It was so much fun to realize at that moment that I would have the opportunity to work in the field, be in touch with nature, and gain knowledge about this industry.
    • Another favorite memory – right after I started, I helped implement LaPierre, and cherry harvest was starting soon; the trees were in bloom. I remember walking through a row, being amazed by the cherry blossoms, and realizing that they would be the fruit to be picked. Months later, I returned to see those cherries as fruit and picked them off the trees.
    When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    • I didn’t know specifically what I wanted to be, but all I knew was that I wanted to work at Disney Studios. I lived down the street and thought that one day, maybe I’d work there doing something like animation or wardrobe design – something creative.
    • I went into college as a theater major, aiming to pursue a path in theater tech – working on lighting, sound, or even wardrobe. However, I learned that I’d have to act, so I switched to business management.
    What was your first-ever job?
    • When I was younger my brother and I worked for a family friend’s restaurant on Saturday serving food and making tips – just to learn how to earn money.
    • My ‘official’ first job was actually at Coffee Bean as a barista. Ironically, I didn’t really drink that much coffee when I worked there. I drink way more coffee now.
    What are your hobbies / How do you like to spend time when you’re not at work?
    • I love spending time with my dog, Kygo. Hiking or walking with him.
    • I love crafting – so anything that involves making something – like a shirt, banners, props. I enjoy making crafts for baby showers, birthday parties, weddings.
    • I love doing projects around the house – like gardening,  Connor [her fiance] and I do everything ourselves so it takes up a lot of our time. We like to think of ideas to improve or update a space.
    • Spending time with my niece!
    • Traveling – I love to travel. I go to Denver a lot; that’s where my parents live, and I love spending time with family.
    What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
    • Advice from my parents: be kind to everyone, be loving, and you will receive that energy back.
    • I always try to treat people with respect, you never know what people are going through – I try to live by that.
    If you were a fruit or vegetable what would you be and why?
    • Pineapple – I love them, they’re my life. I just love how versatile they are – you wouldn’t expect something that looks so pokey to be so good. It’s such a beautiful plant and they grow in the coolest places – who wouldn’t want to grow in Hawaii??
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