Community Challenge 17: Staff Scramble

This month’s challenge is a matching game featuring Republic Wireless staff!

Try to match our seven lucky Republic Wireless staff members with their description of their job, their hometown, their sports fan persona, and their pet!

How to play:

:one: Review the staff and the scrambled biographical statements in the post below. Try to guess which info goes with which staff member.

:two: Copy the template from the template post below and paste it into a reply, then fill it in with your best guess:


Scoring:

Each correctly-matched biographical statement will be worth one point (max: 35 points).

Bonus points:

  • Earn one bonus point for explaining your reasoning behind the statements you assigned to each person. (Include one explanation per staff member for a possible total of 7 bonus points.)
  • Super bonus points: Earn 5 bonus points for each staff member you correctly match with all five of their biographical statements!

Tiebreaker

In the event of a tie, the earliest post will prevail.


Eligibility:

To be eligible to win a prize, you must:

  1. Reply in this topic only once by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
  2. Copy and paste the template into your reply and fill it in with the information you think matches each staff member. Optionally provide a reason for your guesses.

*Sorry, (current and former) Republic Wireless staff members, their families, our @Ambassadors and our @Experts are not eligible to win in this challenge.


Prizes -

Winner’s choice of one of the following:

  • Republic Wireless T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, 2X) image
  • Republic Wireless heavy-duty cinch bag image
  • $10 Amazon Gift card!

Best Score

:trophy: The three top-scoring entries will be declared winners

Random drawings

:ticket: Two additional entries will be chosen by random drawing

Prizes will be awarded by the end of the day, Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020.

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Scrambled data

Staff:

BenG :point_down:

cwiley :point_down:

jerroldj :point_down:
image

kelseabeth :point_down:

seanr :point_down:

:point_down: StevenHawkins

swall :point_down:


Roles:

Projects/Data - Project Management and Data Services Operations: Organize projects, coordinate teams, and prioritize efforts influenced by the right data.

Marketing Content - I am in charge of maintaining our content marketing schedule. From social media posts, to emails, to blogs, I am often writing quite a bit about Republic Wireless in my day to day!

Business Ops - I lead a team of business managers and operations planners that are responsible for the management of processes and programs that ensure the financial success of the Republic Wireless Operations group.

App Dev: - I work on both the Republic app that runs on your Android phone when you have RW service, and the software that runs on the Relay devices. I’ve been an intern here for a year and a half and will start full time in January!

Online support and CX - I manage all of the content on the Help Center and look for ways to improve our member’s experience to ensure they stay happy and are well supported.

Inventory management - I purchase and manage the devices and accessories that are sold on our site.

Support systems and strategy - I am responsible for the strategy and design of the customer support environment.


Sports Persona

Marshall: Marshall University grad and sports fan - Go Herd!
Miami Dolphins/Hurricanes: As a born & raised Floridian, I am a Miami Dolphins and Hurricanes fan for life.
Soccer fan: I grew up playing soccer, so any soccer game I can catch either on TV or in person, I’m there!
Gamecocks: Born and raised a South Carolina Gamecock, and that will never change!
Olympics/NCSU/Jets: I am an Olympics sports fan! I am a NCState grad and lifelong fan, and the Jets are my football team.
Hockey: Not much of a sports person, but I love going to hockey games and cheering on the Canes, unless they’re playing the Rangers of course, then I’m in blue.
Wolfpack: NC State grad and Wolfpack fan for life!


Birthplace and Hometown

DC/Frederick - Born in Washington DC - my hometown is Frederick, MD.
Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC - I was born in Wilmington, NC and call Wrightsville Beach my home town. An amazing place to grow up!
Raleigh, NC
Mission Viejo/Harrisburg NC - I was born in Mission Viejo, CA but grew up in Harrisburg, NC (north of Charlotte)
Pt. Pleasant/New Bern - Born in Pt. Pleasant NJ, Raised in New Bern, NC
Miami, Fl
West Coast/Carolinas - I was born on the west coast, but the Carolinas are “home”.


Fun Fact

Rapper - I once rapped (yes rapped, not sang) on stage with Katy Perry at a small show she had in Downtown Los Angeles. Best. Night. Ever.
Foodie - I am a foodie, and will eat and enjoy just about anything
Disc golfer - I play disc golf almost every day
Eye color - My left eye is slightly lighter than my right, and it’s actually mostly green despite my eyes being brown, but it’s only visible in the sun.
Up-and-coming Chef - I am enrolled in Culinary School and take night classes during the week.
Snow flake - I love the snow!
Author/Illustrator - As a child, I took home first place in a literature competition for a self-illustrated book about birds indigenous to North America.


Pets

Roscoe :point_down:

Penny :point_down:

Eevee :point_down:

Buttons :point_down:

Mika and Nanook :point_down:

Otis :point_down:

Loki and Kali :point_down:

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Template:

(Copy everything below this line, and paste it into your reply.)


BenG:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

cwiley:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

jerroldj:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

kelseabeth:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

seanr:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

StevenHawkins:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

swall:

  • RW Role -
  • Sports Fan Persona -
  • Birthtown/Hometown -
  • Fun fact -
  • Pet -

Example Entry:

Southpaw:

  • RW Role - Community Manager
  • Sports Fan Persona - NCSU/Hurricanes
  • Birthtown/Hometown - Raleigh, NC
  • Fun fact - Left-handed!
  • Pet - Patch
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BenG:

:x: * RW Role - Support Systems & strategy
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Miami Dolphins/Hurricanes
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Miami FL
:x: * Fun fact -Disc golfer
:x: * Pet - Otis - his age group likes to own this breed of dogs, especially since I think he is from Miami because a friend of mine got a dog like this when he lived in Miami.

(Score: 1 bonus point for reason for the pet name.)

cwiley:

:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - App Dev
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Marshall
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Pt. Pleasant/New Bern
:x: * Fun fact - Author/Illustrator
:x: * Pet - Eevee - since she is an intern, she is just getting settled in her job, got a new apt and adopted a cat from an animal shelter

(Score: 2 points - one for the correct RW role, one bonus for the reason for the pet.)

jerroldj:

:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - Projects/Data
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Gamecocks
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Mission Viejo/Harrisburg NC
:x: * Fun fact - Up & Coming Chef
:x: * Pet -Buttons

(Score: 1 point)

kelseabeth:

:x: * RW Role -Business Ops
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Hockey
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
:x: * Fun fact - Snow Flake
:x: * Pet - Penny

(Score: 0 points)

seanr:

:x: * RW Role - Online Support & CX
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Wolfpack He just seems like to me that he is a local to the Raleigh NCSU area. Born & bred in the area
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown -Raleigh NC
:x:* Fun fact - Foodie
:x: * Pet -Roscoe - Nice big dog with a name that seems like SeanR would name his pet

(Score: 1 bonus point for reasons behind guesses.)

StevenHawkins:

:x: * RW Role - Inventory Management
:x: * Sports Fan Persona -Soccer Fan
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - DC/Fredrick
:x: * Fun fact - Eye Color
:x: * Pet - Mika & Nanook

(Score: 0 points)

swall:

:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role -Marketing Content
:x: * Sports Fan Persona -Olympics/NCSU/Jets
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown -West Coast/Carolinas
:heavy_check_mark:* Fun fact -Rapper
:x: * Pet -Loki & Kali - Since I think she is from the west coast, them Kali seems like a name she would give her pet
(Score: 3 points - two correct answers and one bonus for the reason for the pet name.)


Total score: 8 points :tada:

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BenG:

:x: * RW Role - Inventory management
:heavy_check_mark: * Sports Fan Persona - Wolfpack
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - DC/Frederick
:x: * Fun fact - Eye color
:x: * Pet - Otis

(Score: 1 point)

cwiley:

:x: * RW Role - Online support and CX
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Soccer fan
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Raleigh, NC
:x: * Fun fact - Foodie
:x: * Pet - Loki & Kali

(Score: 0 points)

jerroldj:

:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role -Projects/Data
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Miami Dolphins/Hurricanes
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Miami, FL
“x” * Fun fact - Up-and-coming Chef
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet - Eevee

(Score: 2 points)

kelseabeth:

:x: * RW Role - Marketing Content
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Hockey
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Mission Viejo/Harrisburg NC
:x: * Fun fact - Disc golfer
:x: * Pet - Buttons

(Score: 0 Points)

seanr:

:x: * RW Role - App Dev
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Gamecocks
:x; * Birthtown/Hometown - West Coast/Carolinas
:x: * Fun fact - Rapper
:x: * Pet - Penny

(Score: 0 Points)

StevenHawkins:

:x: * RW Role - Support systems and strategy
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Olympics/NCSU/Jets
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Pt. Pleasant/New Bern
:x: * Fun fact - Snow flake
:x: * Pet - Mika & Nanook

(Score: 0 Points)

swall:

:x: * RW Role - Business Ops
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Marshall
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC
:x: * Fun fact - Author/Illustrator
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet - Roscoe

(Score: 2 points)


Total score: 5 points :tada:

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BenG:
Reasoning: Linkedin and Facebook
:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - Online Support & CX
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Olympics/NCSU/Jets
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Raleigh, RC
:x: * Fun fact - Foodie
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet - Penny

(Score: 4 point - three correct guesses and one bonus point)

cwiley:
Reasoning: Linkedin
:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - App Dev
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Wolfpack
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Mission Viejo/Harrisburg, NC
:x: * Fun fact - Author/Illustrator
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet - Mika & Nanook

(Score: 4 points - three correct answers and one bonus)

jerroldj:
Reasoning: Process of elimination (Congratulations! Couldn’t find you ANYWHERE!)
:x: * RW Role - Support Systems & Strategy
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Hockey
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Pt Pleasant/New Bern
:x: * Fun fact - Up & coming chef
:x: * Pet - Otis

(Score: 2 points - one correct answer, one bonus.)

kelseabeth:
Reasoning: Linkedin and Facebook
:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - Inventory Management
:heavy_check_mark: * Sports Fan Persona - Marshall
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - DC/Frederick
:x: * Fun fact - Snow flake
:heavy_check_mark: Pet - Loki & Kali

(Score: 5 points - four correct answers and one bonus.)

seanr:
Reasoning: Linkedin and Whitepages
:x: * RW Role - Projects/Data
:heavy_check_mark: * Sports Fan Persona - Miami Dolphins/Hurricanes
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Miami, FL
:x: * Fun fact - Eye color
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet -Buttons

(Score: 4 points - three correct answers and one bonus)

StevenHawkins:
Reasoning: Linkedin and Facebook
:heavy_check_mark: RW Role - Business Ops
:heavy_check_mark: * Sports Fan Persona - Gamecocks
:heavy_check_mark: Birthtown/Hometown - West Coast/Carolinas
:x: * Fun fact - Disc Golf
:x: * Pet - Eevee

(Score: 4 points - three correct answers and one bonus)

swall:
Reasoning: Linkedin and Facebook
:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - Marketing Content
:heavy_check_mark: * Sports Fan Persona - Soccer fan
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC
:heavy_check_mark: * Fun fact - Rapper
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet - Roscoe

(Score: 11 points - five correct answers, one point for the reason, five super-bonus points for getting all answers correct.)


Total score: 34 points :tada: :southpawpoms:

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BenG:

:x: * RW Role - App Dev.
:heavy_check_mark: * Sports Fan Persona - Wolfpack
:heavy_check_mark: * Birthtown/Hometown - Raleigh, NC
:x: * Fun fact - Eye color
:x: * Pet - Roscoe

(Score: 2 points)

cwiley:

:x: * RW Role - Inventory management
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Marshall
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - West Coast/Carolinas
:x: * Fun fact - Rapper
:x: * Pet - Eevee

(Score: 0 points)

jerroldj:

:x: * RW Role - Business Ops
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Miami Dolphins/Hurricanes
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Miami, FL
:x: * Fun fact - Disc golfer
:x: * Pet - Loki and Kali

(Score: 0 points)

kelseabeth:

:x: * RW Role - Supports systems and strategy
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Soccer fan
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Pt. Pleasant/New Bern
:heavy_check_mark: * Fun fact - Up-and-coming Chef
:x: * Pet - Mika and Nanook

(Score: 1 point)

seanr:

:x: * RW Role - Projects/Data
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Gamecocks
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Mission Viejo/Harrisburg NC
:x: * Fun fact - Foodie
:heavy_check_mark: * Pet - Buttons

(Score: 1 point)

StevenHawkins:

:x: * RW Role - Online support and CX
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Olympics/NCSU/Jets
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC
:x: * Fun fact - Snow flake
:x: * Pet - Penny

(Score: 0 points)

swall:

:heavy_check_mark: * RW Role - Marketing Content
:x: * Sports Fan Persona - Hockey
:x: * Birthtown/Hometown - DC/Frederick
:x: * Fun fact - Author/Illustrator
:x: * Pet - Otis

(Score: 1 point)


Total Score: 5 points :tada:

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Wow, this is tough! I’ve blurred my justifications.

BenG:

:heavy_check_mark: RW Role - Online Support and CX (Lots of community activity.)
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Marshall
:x: Birthtown/Hometown - DC
:heavy_check_mark: Fun fact - Snowflake
:x: Pet - Mika and Nanook

(Score: 3 points - two correct answers and one bonus)

cwiley:

:heavy_check_mark: RW Role - App Dev (Intern)
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Wolfpack
:x: Birthtown/Hometown - West Coast
:x: Fun fact - Rapper
:x: Pet - Eevee If she really is an intern, perhaps she’s younger than most others on this list, and therefore more likely to have knowledge of Pokemon.

(Score: 2 points - one correct answer and one bonus)

jerroldj:

:x: RW Role - Business Ops
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Miami Dolphins
:x: Birthtown/Hometown - Miami, FL
:heavy_check_mark: Fun fact - Foodie
:x: Pet - Buttons

(Score: 1 point)

kelseabeth:

:heavy_check_mark: Role - Inventory Management
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Soccer
:x: Birthtown/Hometown - Pt. Pleasant
:x: Fun fact - Author/Illustrator
:heavy_check_mark: Pet - Loki and Kali (pet day post)

(Score: 3 points - two correct answers and one bonus)

seanr:

:x: RW Role - Projects/Data.
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Hockey
:x: Birthtown/Hometown - DC/Frederick
:heavy_check_mark: Fun fact - Disc golfer (profile banner photo)
:x: Pet - Penny

(Score: 2 points - one correct answer, one bonus.)

StevenHawkins:

:x: RW Role - Support systems and strategy
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Olympics/NCSU/Jets
:x: Birthtown/Hometown - Mission Viejo
:x: Fun fact - Up-and-coming Chef
:heavy_check_mark: Pet - Otis Jebediah IV (pet day post)

(Score: 2 points - one correct answer, one bonus)

swall:

:heavy_check_mark: Role - Marketing Content
:x: Sports Fan Persona - Gamecocks
:heavy_check_mark: Birthtown/Hometown - Wilmington
:x: Fun fact - Eye color
:heavy_check_mark: Pet - Roscoe (pet day post)

(Score: 4 points - three correct answers, one bonus.)


Total score: 17 points :tada:

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Thanks to all who participated, and I apologize for the lengthy delay in scoring and prize announcements! We had five entries for five prizes, so we won’t do a drawing.

For bragging rights, though, I’ve edited each entry to mark the answers and calculate the scores.

Congrats to
@joeyh.3kstjb - 34 points for some serious cyber-sleuthing!
@AUser.Resau - 17 points with Community knowledge!
@donnat - 8 points
@judithl.393iao - 5 points
@heatherd.tuemtk - 5 points

I’ll be in touch with you each by personal message to see which prize option you’d like.

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Correct answers

BenG:

  • RW Role - Online support and CX - I manage all of the content on the Help Center and look for ways to improve our member’s experience to ensure they stay happy and are well supported.
  • Sports Fan Persona - Wolfpack : NC State grad and Wolfpack fan for life!
  • Birthtown/Hometown - Raleigh, NC
  • Fun fact - Snow flake - I love the snow!
  • Pet - Penny :point_down:

cwiley:

  • RW Role - App Dev: - I work on both the Republic app that runs on your Android phone when you have RW service, and the software that runs on the Relay devices. I’ve been an intern here for a year and a half and will start full time in January!
    (And we are so glad to have her on board as full-time staff now!)
  • Sports Fan Persona - Hockey: Not much of a sports person, but I love going to hockey games and cheering on the Canes, unless they’re playing the Rangers of course, then I’m in blue.
  • Birthtown/Hometown - Mission Viejo/Harrisburg NC - I was born in Mission Viejo, CA but grew up in Harrisburg, NC (north of Charlotte)
  • Fun fact - Eye color - My left eye is slightly lighter than my right, and it’s actually mostly green despite my eyes being brown, but it’s only visible in the sun.
  • Pet - Mika and Nanook :point_down:

jerroldj:

  • RW Role - Projects/Data - Project Management and Data Services Operations: Organize projects, coordinate teams, and prioritize efforts influenced by the right data.
  • Sports Fan Persona - Olympics/NCSU/Jets: I am an Olympics sports fan! I am a NCState grad and lifelong fan, and the Jets are my football team.
  • Birthtown/Hometown - Pt. Pleasant/New Bern - Born in Pt. Pleasant NJ, Raised in New Bern, NC
  • Fun fact - Foodie - I am a foodie, and will eat and enjoy just about anything
  • Pet - Eevee :point_down:

kelseabeth:

  • RW Role - Inventory management - I purchase and manage the devices and accessories that are sold on our site.
  • Sports Fan Persona - Marshall: Marshall University grad and sports fan - Go Herd!
  • Birthtown/Hometown - DC/Frederick - Born in Washington DC - my hometown is Frederick, MD.
  • Fun fact - Up-and-coming Chef - I am enrolled in Culinary School and take night classes during the week.
  • Pet - Loki and Kali :point_down:

seanr:

  • RW Role - Support systems and strategy - I am responsible for the strategy and design of the customer support environment.
  • Sports Fan Persona - Miami Dolphins/Hurricanes: As a born & raised Floridian, I am a Miami Dolphins and Hurricanes fan for life.
  • Birthtown/Hometown - Miami, Fl
  • Fun fact - Disc golfer - I play disc golf almost every day
  • Pet - Buttons :point_down:

StevenHawkins:

  • RW Role - Business Ops - I lead a team of business managers and operations planners that are responsible for the management of processes and programs that ensure the financial success of the Republic Wireless Operations group.
  • Sports Fan Persona - Gamecocks: Born and raised a South Carolina Gamecock, and that will never change!
  • Birthtown/Hometown - West Coast/Carolinas - I was born on the west coast, but the Carolinas are “home”.
  • Fun fact - Author/Illustrator - As a child, I took home first place in a literature competition for a self-illustrated book about birds indigenous to North America.
  • Pet - Otis :point_down:

swall:

  • RW Role - Marketing Content - I am in charge of maintaining our content marketing schedule. From social media posts, to emails, to blogs, I am often writing quite a bit about Republic Wireless in my day to day!
  • Sports Fan Persona - Soccer fan: I grew up playing soccer, so any soccer game I can catch either on TV or in person, I’m there!
  • Birthtown/Hometown - Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC - I was born in Wilmington, NC and call Wrightsville Beach my home town. An amazing place to grow up!
  • Fun fact - Rapper - I once rapped (yes rapped, not sang) on stage with Katy Perry at a small show she had in Downtown Los Angeles. Best. Night. Ever.
  • Pet - Roscoe :point_down:
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