Ever wonder who is working behind the computer for Jackrabbit? We promise, we’re real! This series will introduce folks at Jackrabbit and share a little more about our team than you may see on our website.
Hometown – Decatur, IL
Current city – Charlotte, NC
Started at JR – December 2015
Job title – Software Support Representative
Whats the last picture you took with your phone? My food – I love nothing more than a good meal that tastes as good as it looks.
Best compliment you have received? Being told that I am a good friend because friends are important to me.
What is your perfect pizza? Hawaiian pizza with a side of ranch.
What is your best childhood memory? Any time I was on the stage as a dancer. I learned so much during that time outside of dance while getting to enjoy what I loved the most!
What do you feel most proud of? Going straight to college after high school and getting my degree. That was not something that was common in my family growing up.
What is your favorite music? I like all kinds of music – just not a big fan of country. Of course I love any music that you can dance to!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I would love to go to Hawaii – I love tropical places and have heard so many great things about Hawaii and how beautiful it is there!
If you could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? My iPhone (my life is in there between my contacts, calendar, email, music, etc), my dog, my fuzzy blanket that I sleep with every night, my journal given to me by a friend, and my Beats headphones.
Why did you choose this profession? I had a background in working at a dance studio – in the classroom and the office. While I had not used Jackrabbit before, I understood the need of what the studio owners and office managers. I also like puzzles – sometimes the answer to a ticket is not something simple. It takes troubleshooting and piecing things together to figure out the issue.
What’s your strongest personal quality? Perfectionist – sometimes this can be a double edged sword.
A little more about Amber…
Amber Smith graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010. She spent 15 years of early dance training at a local dance studio of Charlotte, NC. Within the academy, Amber excelled in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical at various Regional and national competitions. She continued her passion with dance as a Professional Cheerleader/Dancer for the Charlotte Checkers Hockey Club from 2008-2011. Since then, Amber has taught master classes and judged for Dance Machine productions over the last 4 dance seasons, part time. She also worked at Northwestern Mutual supporting the Compliance and Investment Operations departments (started in 2012) before joining the Jackrabbit team.