by Pat Fischer

Welcome Wednesday – Magic Sombrero Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Welcome Wednesday on the OuterBox blog. This week I caught up with Ashley Schweigert, our newly hired Senior SEM Strategist. Ashley joins the OuterBox staff with years of experience in marketing and project management. In less than a month, Ashley has already provided our online marketing department with a fresh new perspective and some brilliant marketing tactics. Let’s get to know her a bit!

What is your role at OuterBox?

In collaboration with the SEM specialist, I develop and execute plans for SEO, marketing and advertising clients to increase their websites’ conversions and traffic.

What is your first impression of working at OuterBox thus far?

Everyone is creative and energetic. It’s a team-oriented environment that’s not only about doing superior work for their clients, but it’s also about having fun. It’s been a pleasure working with everyone so far.

Have any local eateries established themselves as a fixture of your afternoon lunch break?

Definitely. I crave falafel from Pita Pit pretty often. Even though I’m eating out, it feels like I’m being somewhat healthy.

What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn? Are you planning on dressing up this year? If so, what will be you be dressing up for this year?

A few years ago, I dressed up as my husband, and he dressed up as me. Because we have similar glasses and he wears mostly jeans and tee shirts, my attire was simple. However, he wasn’t so comfortable. I mean, I don’t know what made him wear my clothes! Since then, I haven’t been able to look at my PINK sweat pants the same.

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Candy corn and peanuts. It tastes like a Whatchamacallit.

Imagine you have a magic sombrero that can do anything. Now, what is your favorite color?


Recently, OuterBox received job applications from Superman and Batman, but sadly, we only have one opening in the Superhero Department. Who should we give the job to and why?

Batman because Superman is annoying. Batman had to get creative and inventive. Also, the whole idea of being unrecognizable by removing your glasses is weak.

If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take three things with you, what would you choose? You may choose people. For the sake of science, please do not choose your magic sombrero. That would probably be a game changer.

    Forget science! I pick Batman. He’s a hunk, so I’ll need some eye candy. Oh, and I’ll need my husband there to keep me straight. And finally, I’ll have some chocolate with that, so I’m in a good enough mood to deal with 2 people alone on an island. Eventually, someone is going to get on my nerves. 

    What was the first music concert you ever attended? Most recent?

    Don’t judge me. It was Justin Timberlake. I was only 19! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a concert. I want to say it was the Flaming Lips.

    What is the most impressive yet utterly useless skill you possess?

    I can do an Elvis lip. 

    Describe your ideal vacation:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. The beaches look amazing. 

    If you could host a dinner party with 5 people, living or dead, real or fictitious, whom would you invite? Also, what meal would you choose to prepare?

      I would invite Jesus for some answers on right and wrong. Elvis to see if he’s really dead. Jane Austin because I love her novels, and it would be nice to get her outlook on today’s society. My best friend Tyler because he’s always good for a laugh, so I’m sure he would ask some bizarre questions. And finally, I’d invite Michael Jackson, because I want to learn the MoonWalk, and I want to see if he’s really dead, too. I would order sushi from Sakura. It’s my favorite, and I hate cooking. 

      If a Genie granted you three wishes, how would you use them? Wishes related to magic sombreros are discouraged.

      A million dollars, so I could buy whatever I want. World peace, so I don’t have to hear it anymore. And of course, an animal shelter on every corner.

      What’s on your Netflix queue? If you don’t have Netflix, please just tell us what VHS tapes are on top of your VCR.

      I watch Pretty Little Liars, and everything else I watch on Hulu – Revenge, Nashville and any Housewives show. Remember, don’t judge me.