Aimtal Team Spotlight — Mariya Harris
By: Mariya Harris | February 26, 2021
Meet our multi-passionate Content Strategist, Mariya, who helps to create content of all types and spearhead content strategies for our clients. When she isn’t perfecting blog posts, you can find her spending time outdoors with her three (!) dogs or trying out new recipes. Get to know her more in this spotlight interview!
Where were you born, and where do you live now?
I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and spent my childhood traveling all over Europe. I currently live in Colorado, and have been here for the past 13 years!
What are your favorite ways to spend your free time outside of work?
I consider myself multi-passionate, so it really depends on the day. I love to try new recipes, read lots of books, hike with my husband and dogs, travel to new places, and just experience all of the adventures that life has to offer!
If you could choose to be an animal, which would you choose?
I would probably choose to be a fox. They are friendly, curious, and symbolize opportunity. Also, living in mountains and forests sounds like a dream!
What are you currently binge-watching?
Friends or The Office — two shows that are always on repeat!
Name one marketing mistake many brands make but can easily be avoided:
Failing to identify specific brand colors. Brand colors are incredibly powerful in marketing because they create an immediate impression of a business before the consumer even knows anything about the offered product or service.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Driven, Passionate, Empathetic.
You are hosting a dinner party and get to invite 3 famous people (dead or alive), who do you choose?
- Will Smith to have powerful and deep conversations about life
- Chris Evans to share a laugh and talk about Captain America things
- Jennifer Anniston to experience a real-life ‘Friends’ moment
What are your goals for this year?
I would love to travel more. Not just around the world, but also in my own backyard of Colorado. I would also love to start rock climbing and bouldering with my husband!
If you had to pick one artist/song to narrate your life from this point on, what would it be?
“Destiny” – NEFFEX
What is one thing you believe every marketer should know?
Your business isn’t about you. It’s about who you serve and what you can do for them.
How do you take your coffee?
I typically order an iced coffee with oat milk and caramel. If I make it at home, it’s always steaming hot and in the biggest mug I own.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An author, a motivational speaker, and someone who makes a difference in the world.
What is your favorite part about working for Aimtal?
The team dynamic is nothing like I’ve ever experienced before! It’s an honor to work alongside a group of people who share similar goals and values, and are equally committed to delivering only the highest quality of services for our clients. I also love the freedom of remote work and having the ability to take my work with me wherever I go.
What’s your favorite place that you’ve traveled to? Which destinations are at the top of your travel list?
My favorite country so far has been Germany. I lived there for three years, and would absolutely love to visit again. I also have a goal to visit every national park here in the states.
My top travel destinations include:
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Bali, Indonesia
- Santorini, Greece
- Maui, Hawaii
Name a quote that you live by:
“The best things in life are on the other side of your maximum fear. ― Will Smith