Onward + Upward

In February, I gave birth to a chubby, redheaded, vampire-skinned boy. And for the last five months, I’ve spent every day with him. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve learned a lot. Like the best place to get a moo-moo. Or the importance of a good sports bra.

I never planned on staying home with my son. It just sort of happened. My son had a couple of minor health issues and my at-home status came in handy when I found myself shuffling him from doctor to doctor. (He’s fine.) And while I’ve enjoyed this time, I knew I needed more. I needed a place to go and a place to leave. I needed a place devoid of dirty dishes and diapers. I needed a place where no one called me Mommy.

Luckily, that job came to me.

The company is a startup based in California called Picaboo. Since I live in Charlotte, I’ll telecommute and occasionally fly out to visit the team. Culturally, it’s a big change from my last job, developing a social media department for a Fortune 50. And I’m really excited to apply what I learned. Picaboo is an interesting company. Put literally, it’s a software company that makes it easy to create books, cards, calendars (and more) from your photographs. Figuratively, Picaboo let’s you relive life’s greatest moments.

And even better, as the Social Media Marketing Manager, I’ll get to talk about these moments all day. From Disney trips to weddings to pancake Saturdays—my job will be to help our customers document their lives.

I’m really excited to jump aboard the Picaboo express and help grow an online community of passionate memory seekers. But before I begin that journey, I must remember the people who took me under their wing, trusted me with their brands and supported me along the way.

Thank you to Brian Haselton, Jeff Elder, Brandon Uttley, Lisa Frame, Audra Gallant, Kimberly Easley, Ashok Sharma, Skip Grimes, Scott Hepburn, Jim Mitchem and Mark Conachan. I am here because of you.
Creative Commons License photo credit: malglamCucú!
Creative Commons License photo credit: malglam


 Becca Bernstein is the Social Media Marketing Manager. When she's not working, she's raising two kids and a Jackass (Jack Russell / Basset Hound). Read more from this author


Comments

  1. congrats Becca!! So excited for you and your new job!

  2. Congratulations, Becca.

  3. Genevieve Jooste says:

    Congrats Becca! I could not be more thrilled for you. What an amazing fit! I look forward to seeing what unfolds in your journey ahead.

  4. Laura Mitchell says:

    Woo-hoo!!! CONGRATS, Becca! Bonus: we can still have our lunch date 🙂 They are lucky to have you, writing perfectly hip and slightly snarky social media coolness.

  5. Thank you, Laura, Genevieve, Jim and Jen! I really appreciate your comments + kind words.

  6. Congratulations, Becca!! That’s so exciting. Hopefully the new gig won’t keep you TOO busy, because we need to get together soon and celebrate. 🙂

  7. Congrats Becca!!! You will be AWESOME and fit right in quick. They are lucky to have you.

    Ken The Cakeman

  8. Danelle Lane says:

    That’s fantastic, Becca! I look forward to hearing about your adventures!

  9. Congratulations! It sound like a great job.
    I am most impressed by your humility and thankfulness to those who have helped you along the way. You’re a great role model. I love your blog. Keep up the great work! Mommyteaching

  10. I join the rest of these yahoos in saying “Congrats, Becca!” You’re one of Charlotte’s brightest, most imaginative marketers and students of the social media space. I’m not sure we could have written a better fit.

    Go get ’em, kid! I can’t wait to hear more as you get settled in!

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