Get to Know…Laura Turner!

Get to know our Client Solutions Specialist, Laura Turner! When she’s not busy cycling and training for her upcoming Century (that’s 100 MILES!), she’s busy reaching out to our customers and making sure all of their needs are met. Haven’t talked to her yet? Don’t worry, you will. Meet Laura!

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What’s your position at Ecolink? Client Solutions Specialist

How long have you worked here? Began working here over three years ago, a few hours a week on special projects. My position today was created with the company in March of this year.

How did you get involved in this industry? From a referral three years ago from my church network.

Has Georgia always been home for you? It has, since moving here with my family when I was twelve years old. Before that, we lived in Oak Park, Illinois.

When you aren’t at work, what are you doing? Enjoing time with my family, friends, and riding my bicycle with my cycling network.

Where are we likely to find you on a Friday  night? Comfortably seated inside the movie theater, watching whatever movie was just released!

What would be the first thing you’d do (or buy) if you won the lottery? Extended warranty on this precious gift of life!

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Phyllis Diller

Are you a cat or a dog person? Dog person!

What’s your favorite time of year? Spring time

Favorite iPhone/Smart phone app? Strava–running & cycling GPS tracker & performance analytics

What three things you couldn’t live without if you were stranded on an island? Food & water, clothing, & shelter. Necessities!

What’s your favorite movie? The Shawshank Redemption

If you were a super hero, what would your name be? Super Chic

What super power would you like to have and why? The ability to read the minds of others. It would be especially helpful when communicating with those who are shy!

Something interesting about you? At the age of 10, I fell off my bicycle, head first, and had to be rushed to the emergency room.  Three layers of skin on my forehead was stitched up and I never really returned to riding a bicycle again until last May 2012.  I began my 2nd week of cycling by registering as a fundraiser and a rider in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure where I rode my first 37 miles.   After meeting  many of the seasoned cyclists who rode the 37 miles and 100 miles route, I knew this was what I wanted to do to have FUN while continuing to challenge my physical fitness within the cycling community.  Having just celebrated my 1 year as a cyclist in May 2013, I remain active with cycling on a weekly basis. I completed my longest distance single ride of 75 miles on May 27, 2013, and currently training for my first 100 miles (century) that I plan to do this September in the Wilson 100 (named in honor of Scott Wilson) where the contributions benefit the Southern Bicycle League’s Advocacy Fund and The Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia Society.

What TV shows do you watch regularly? The Biography Channel, The Big Bang Theory, and The Office

What was your first car? What happened to it? Honda Civic hatch back (stick shift!). I sold it after graduating high school to buy an Audi.

If you could travel in a time machine, would you go to the past or the future? Past–before I was born to see how life was when my parents grew up without the technology we have today!

Best piece of advice you were given? Kindness matters (be kind!)

Favorite holiday? Halloween–a guaranteed day of FUN!

Favorite foods? Fish, avocados, & mangoes — together they’re especially delicious!

What really gives you the creeps? The flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz & the Wicked Witch’s sinister laugh (NOT FUNNY!)

What kitchen utensil would you be? A whisk! Great for blending ingredients TOGETHER and the dual ability of speed control producing different results.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents. My parents ARE celebrities to me!

What activities were you involved with as a kid? Gymnastics, basketball, softball, soccer, and cycling!

Most importantly, what’s your favorite part of your job? Being able to interact with our various customers, industries, and locations on a global level through the internet, telephone, and in person to provide them with the best solutions.