In our Fun Fact Friday series we are featuring team members from MeetGreen so you can learn more about us!

Carole Garner
Director of Conference Management

What project are you currently working on?

Business for Social Responsibility Conference 2017, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Annual Conference, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2017, Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association 2016, DEVOXX US 2017 and Hootsuite. (I’m not very busy ?)

Why do you like your job?

I don’t. Just kidding! I like that every year is different and even projects that repeat each year are vastly different from the year before. Keeps things fresh. I also like the work—the office time juxtaposed with on site, the travel is still exhilarating to me after over a decade. Believe it or not, I still love flying and I adore hotels.

What accomplishment in life are you most proud of?

A solid marriage that weathers everything. A friendship with my husband that has naturally evolved—the “work” has never felt like work with him.

How do you give back to your community?

I am currently focused on my kids’ school and that community. I have helped create financial policy for the parent association, headed up a fundraiser for extra activities and supplies, coached a lego robotics league, and coordinated teacher appreciation week.

What do you do in your free time?

Anything that involves movement. I have a lot of extra energy that needs redirection so horseback riding, mountain biking, gardening, running, paddle boarding, hiking and fishing.

What is on your bookshelf?

Steinbeck. I am currently reading a set of short stories by Adam Johnson called Fortune Smiles. They are thought provoking. He also wrote The Orphan Master’s Son, a fiction based strongly on fact about North Korea- hair raising!