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About Catie

Office Administrator

I grew up all around the Puget Sound, and spent my teenage years in sunny Florida. I moved back to Washington State in 2010 and started as a CSR for a real estate marketing company called Market Leader in 2011. After a few months as a CSR, I moved into an operations position. In 2013, Market Leader was bought by Trulia, and my team was integrated into Trulia’s Industry Relations team. I spent time working on MLS compliance, real estate licensing, and traveling to RE related events such as NAR and CMLS. In 2015 Trulia was purchased by Zillow and I moved into a legal administrator role, before finally finding my new home at ThriftBooks as the Office Administrator in the summer of 2018.

When Not at ThriftBooks

When I am not at ThriftBooks, I can usually be found curled up with a good book, yelling loudly at my TV while playing video games, or listening to a book while working in my spare room turned craft studio. I love experimenting with all types of crafts, but my main focus is handmade jewelry and hair accessories. You need a bow? I got bows… During the summer months, I can also be found at the local Farmers Market on Saturdays working as a vendor and a volunteer.

Recommended Reads

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan is a must for any reader who confesses a love for fantasy. “The Eye of the World” is the first book of the classic epic fantasy, “Wheel of Time.” The book focuses on five characters, all from the same small village in the corner of no-where, who have their lives completely turned around when a couple of strangers come into town.   I also have great love for the Kushiel Universe by Jacqueline Carey. The series starts with Kushiel's Dart, which is the first book in the first trilogy of the universe. This series is for mature readers, with the first trilogy focusing on a strong feminine female character whom, with love and determination, is able to save her nation from certain disaster.   My final recommendation (but certainly not last should we talk books in person) would be Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I love the mechanics and the world building in the series. The main character is relatable and just downright awesome. If you want to read about people gaining fun abilities through swallowing metal, check out this series.  

Reading Now

Currently I am listening to The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch during my commute and craft sessions, I am reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman during my lunch, and I am reading Banewreaker by Jacqueline Carey before bed.

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