|ZINO Team members l-r: Jamee Nunnelee, Chuck Roxin,
Kate DesRosier, Christine Gilbert, Meg Landies, Cathi Hatch
Yesterday, the ZINO Society team was celebrating our departing team member, Christine Gilbert (who has accepted the Client Relationship Manager position at Absolute Mortgage Co.) so we went on a field trip to the Seattle Great Wheel and the Pike Place Market. Christine, along with Jamee Nunnelee, Chuck Roxin, Kate DesRosier, Meg Landies and I met at the base of the ferris wheel and though some of us seemed a little more nervous than others (Chuck??), we embarked on the Great Wheel for our three revolutions.
|Scary!? Christine, Meg & Cathi|
As we climbed onboard, we remarked on the number of signs in the ferris wheel car pointing out what is NOT allowed and then noticed that Chuck appeared to be a bit queasy as we even talked about it. By the time we took multiple photos and remarked on the incredible views from the big wheel, it was over. It turns out that three revolutions doesn’t take very long so we were back on terra firma within around 15 minutes or so of embarking. Chuck’s spirits picked up once his feet were back on the ground.
|Kate, Chuck, & Jamee|
From there, we walked uphill to the Pike Place Market where we browsed a couple of the food shops and introduced Christine to Rachel the Pig, whom she had never met. She was encouraged to give Rachel a kiss on the snout which is known to bring good luck.
At one of the shops, we saw a display that included products from two past presenting ZINOpreneurs; bacon flavored croutons from J&D’s Foods, and Chocolate Salted Caramel popcorn from POP Gourmet Popcorn.
|Rachel the Pig with Christine and ZINO Team|
From there, we headed to Etta’s Restaurant for lunch and were all very pleased with our food selections and the service. The favorite food consumed was either the French Fries or the Coconut Cream Pie and I think the group was evenly divided.
|Christine kisses Rachel for good luck.|
|Kate, Jamee, Christine, & Meg|
Once we returned to the office after our adventure, Christine jumped right back into training mode working with Meg Landies, who is taking her place at ZINO Society, to make sure that Meg has all the information she needs to be effective as the new Events & Marketing Manager. When I left the office well after 6:00 pm, Christine and Meg were still hard at it. We are all delighted to have Meg join us, but we are also sorry to see Christine leave. She has been such an important part of the ZINO team for the past several years when she first served as an intern each summer while going to college and then a little over a year ago when she took on the full-time position of Events Manager.
|Christine points out Bacon Croutons and Popcorn|
We all wish Christine much success in her new career and look forward to the day when she comes back to us as a member of ZINO Society!