Intent Employee Spotlight – Joey Starnes

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Searching for a place where she could combine her desire to help others, her geeky love of technology and her experience in marketing, Joey landed at Intent Home buying Marketing Intelligence. As our UI Sensei, Joey works in training, programming and other areas. Learn a little bit about her today.

Name: Joey Starnes

Start Date: June 2016

Brief overview of what you do: Most of my focus is on the user experience, and I help with integrating and programming our marketing strategies into our system. In addition, I analyze the results, train our users as needed, and work on updates and enhancements.

What brought you to Intent: After years of working in corporate recruiting, I wanted to get back to my marketing and more technical roots.

What you like most about working at Intent: I love helping a user get excited about what our system can do for them. Showing someone some of the neat tools and tips for navigating the system makes me geek out.

Hometown: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Hobbies: I am a geek. I run a local club for geeks in Charlotte, host a weekly podcast, and work several geeky charity events throughout the year. I’m finishing up my first comic book aimed at reluctant readers in grades 3-5. I’m passionate about giving back to the community and a big proponent of #supportlocal.

Book you’ve read over and over again: When I was a kid, I repeatedly read the Little House on the Prairie series, often starting with a favorite scene and then reading until the end. Nowadays, my reading list is so long that I barely get to read things even once.

Top 3 movies: Wonder Woman, Black Panther, and Road House

A bit about your family: My husband, Matt, and I met in 2014 and then discovered that we had about 100 friends in common and had been to multiple events at the same time but had never been introduced. We got married exactly one month before I started working here.

Favorite food: Pot roast and homemade desserts

Thing you’re scared of: Why would I tell you this?  You will use it against me!

Worst habit: Planning too much on the weekends when I would much rather stay on the couch and binge watch all the things

Dream vacation: A leisurely tour across the UK

Favorite cocktail: I’m more of a mimosa or mulled wine kind of girl