Welcome to the CAS Staff Spotlight, a column featuring members of the CAS staff. For this spotlight, we are proud to introduce you to Krystal Taylor.
- What do you do at the CAS?
I’m in charge of coordinating and delegating the work of the ARC department. I also process membership dues, meeting and seminar registrations and refund requests.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
I like assisting the members of our association. My background is in customer service, which serves me well in the ARC.
- What’s your hometown?
Fort Washington, Maryland — the home of actor/comedian Martin Lawrence, White House Plumbers Chief Operative during the Watergae scandal G. Gordon Liddy and two-time heavyweight boxing champ Riddick Bowe.
- Where’d you go to college and what’s your degree?
I went to Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, located one hour away from Hagerstown in the Maryland panhandle (yes, Maryland has a panhandle). My degree is in business administration with a concentration in marketing.
- What was your first job out of college?
I had an internship with Share Our Strength doing grassroots fundraising. Share our Strength, or SOS, is a national organization that is working to find long-term solutions to the problem of childhood hunger in the United States.
- Describe yourself in three words.
Creative, honest and patient.
- What’s your favorite weekend activity?
I enjoy going to brunch with friends and family. No dishes!
- What’s your favorite travel destination?
The Caribbean. I recently traveled to Cuba and was taken with the country’s culture and cuisine and the warmth of the people.
- Name one interesting or fun fact about you.
I like DIY projects. My creations to date are a wooden picture frame, a floor length mirror, ladder-style bookshelves and a counter-height craft table (I’m using it to organize shoes).