At Intent, we put our best foot forward each day to give our customers the resources they need to provide their home buyers and business partners with the best knowledge and service, as well as build new business. Each week, we’d like to introduce you to a member of our team.
Name: Jared Turner
Start Date: March 2018
Brief overview of what you do: Editing, writing, customer support, web updates, other projects as needs arise
What brought you to Intent: In short, it felt like the right move to the right place at the right time. I wanted to find a place where I could be challenged and stretched beyond sports journalism (my primary focus until I came here) yet be able to use my background to improve the overall product, especially as it relates to our digital media reach and presentation.
What do you like most about working at Intent? Everyone is super-helpful and friendly, and the overall culture is very casual and informal. I’m a very casual and buttoned-down kind of guy, so the environment here suits me to a tee.
Hometown: Gretna, Va. (population 1,500 with one stoplight)
Hobbies: Attending Virginia Tech games (basketball and football) and Carolina Panthers games with my son and daughter; I’m also a greeter at church and enjoy going to concerts, staying informed (and rolling my eyes) about political matters, exercising, and working as a freelance writer for multiple NASCAR publications
Book you’ve read over and over again: The Bible
Top 3 movies: “War Room,” “Remember The Titans,” “Save The Last Dance”
A bit about your family: I’ve been married to Jennifer — a gorgeous, curly-haired girl from the opposite coast — since May 21, 2005. We have three fun, vivacious children: a daughter and two sons.
Favorite food: Pizza, spinach artichoke dip, fried mozzarella sticks, seafood, anything I can eat with Asian shrimp sauce
Thing you’re scared of: My favorite sports teams losing
Worst habit: Staying up too late, consuming McDonald’s sweet tea and chocolate chip cookies
Dream vacation: Two weeks on a remote, sunny island somewhere with just my bride and no cell phone reception
Favorite cocktail: Sorry, don’t wear dresses (or drink alcohol)!