Monday, January 24, 2011

Introducing Karen Miler

Today, we have Karen Miller, Director of Consumer Marketing, here to tell us more about herself and her job at Barbour.

Karen, how long have you worked at Barbour?
11 years

What do you do in your current role at Barbour?
I am Director of Consumer Marketing. I oversee the Heartsong Presents book club and retail division.

What brought you to Barbour?
I was working in Akron right out of college, which was an hour commute. After I got married I decided that I needed to find something closer to home. That's when I found Barbour.

What interests you about the publishing industry?
Being on the retail side of the industry, I love hearing from individuals who call to purchase our books how much our books means to them. It’s refreshing and really puts our jobs into perspective.

What's your family and home life like?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Trever, for 10 years. We have two sons, Luke, who is 8 and in second grade, and Jake, who is five and in preschool. We have 3 dogs, Mater (chocolate lab), Maggie (beagle), and Macy (miniature dachshund). We just built a house and moved in two days before Thanksgiving. My parents are a huge part of our lives; we see them everyday. They babysit my boys and take them to school. I have two brothers. Kevin is married and lives close to my parents, and Kyle still lives at home.

What’s your favorite food?
Pizza. I don’t think I’ve ever had pizza I didn’t like. :)

What's your favorite vacation spot?
Topsail Beach, NC. We went on a family vacation to Topsail two summers ago and had a wonderful time. We hope to go back sometime.

What is something you miss about being a kid?
Snow days! My brothers and I would be so excited on snow days when we could sleep in and just hang out at home all day. We would sled ride a lot as kids.

What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
After church we always go back to my parents for a delicious lunch. Then it’s home to relax and just hang out. I try to get a nap in, but my boys don’t think napping is necessary and always “need” me for something.

Thanks for joining us, Karen!


Erica Vetsch said...

Hi, Karen,

It's so nice to meet you here at Edit Cafe. Thank you for all you do to promote Heartsong books. :)

Barbara Curtis said...

This is so nice, getting to "meet" the "behind-the-scenes" people at Barbour and learning about them and what roles they play in the book business.

And seeing their pictures!

Julie Jarnagin said...

I love the family photo. It's great to know more about the great people at Barbour.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Snow days! I love'em, too! I still get excited at the prospect of snow! How fun! :-)

CatMom said...

Nice to "meet you" Karen! I love Heartsong books, and always get excited when my new shipment arrives in the mail! ~ What a cute family photo, and how wonderful you're able to see your parents everyday---treasure those moments.
Blessings from Georgia,
Patti Jo Moore :)