The new hire hot seat

6 January 2017 / / By Kaila Lawrence
Kaila Lawrence, Community Manager

Kaila Lawrence, Community Manager

We have a new team member! Her name is Kaila Lawrence and she’s our full time Community Manager. We sat her down for a ~very~ personal 20 Questions in the hot seat for your reading pleasure. You’re welcome.

The warm up

  1. Let’s start with the basics. Where are you from, where did you work before, what will you be doing for Fab, etc. etc.I’m originally from Boston, got a degree in Communication, and have been a copywriter for 3 years. I’ve most recently worked for Hasbro and a game developer startup here in SF. I’ll be doing social media, email, and other marketing initiatives for Orange Fab.
  2. What’s your middle name?Ann!
  3. We’re in tech so we have to ask. Team iPhone or Android?Android all the way.
  4. How many countries have you visited?4. Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Fiji.
  5. Do you have any pets?Yes! I have a puppy named Jax. He just turned 1. A Swedish Vallhund mix.
  6. Ninjas or pirates?Pirates, obviously.

Gettin’ spicy. . .

  1. If you were a drink, which would you be and why?Hmmm. A margarita because I’m fun and outgoing like tequila can turn anyone!
  2. Do you have a hidden talent?I do, actually. I can reach my left arm around my head and touch my left ear.
  3. What song do you know every word to?Oh my god, too many. I do feel particularly proud about Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ and Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself.’
  4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?Wow, um, I don’t think it was ever explicitly said aloud but my parents have always taught me to not only chase my dreams, but to actually catch them. A dream will never be a goal until there’s a plan behind it.
  5. What’s your life motto?’The cure for everything is salt water: tears, sweat, or the sea.” I actually have it tattooed!
  6. You’re in the Silicon Valley. Pitch us your startup idea.Oh jeeze. Well, I do actually have an idea and I don’t want anyone to steal it so all I’ll say is that it’s about roommates.
  7. Why did you last fight with your sibling?I don’t have any!


  1. Tell us how you got one of your scars.I have a monster one under my chin from flipping over the handlebars of a trike in kindergarten. I tried to Evel Knievel over a rock. I was 4, didn’t really pan out.
  2. Why did you last cry?Oh wow… Well, I last teared up when I was watching a cartoon, honestly. A character I really liked came back in the sequel series and it caught me off guard. Such a nerd, I know.
  3. What is your guilty pleasure?I’m actually a pretty dedicated Minecraft player.
  4. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?Yikes… Umm, yes. A couple, actually. Whoops.
  5. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?Ha! Well, once during the judging deliberation of a sporting event I did the worm across a gym floor because no one else was dancing.
  6. What do you want to accomplish before you die?Sheesh, that’s heavy. Umm, I’m not sure, really. I’d just like to leave a positive legacy, however that manifests itself.
  7. Tell us the story of your most embarrassing moment.Was waiting for this one… Well, during a musical audition in high school I tripped and face planted on the stairs up to the stage when it was my turn to sing. Such a cliche movie plot but yeah… True story.

Whew! Nice job, Kaila. You passed initiation. Welcome to the team!

To reach Kaila, email her at!

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