Name: Liz Grimes
Job title/description: PR Manager
When you started at Overit:
I have been an official Overit employee for 5 months, however prior to that I work at Portfolio PR Group, the company Overit acquired.
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Virginia. Lived in Texas and Mass before moving to Clifton Park, NY.
What you’re known for in the office?
Being allergic to nuts.
Do you have a funny story from college to share?
When I was a freshman in college I was at the gym working out with a few girlfriends right at primetime, and by primetime I mean every single guy on any sports team at the school was there lifting weights. When 3 treadmills opened up next to each other my friends and I ran over to grab them before they were already taken and unfortunately, in my mad dash to jump on I never noticed the treadmill was already running at full speed. You better believe as soon as my feet hit that belt I went flying off, feet in the air and all. Needless to say in the matter of seconds I had an entire mob of weightlifters surrounding me to see if I was ok. I will never live that one down and to this day I still double, triple check a treadmill before I hop on.
Are you an early bird or night owl?
Neither. I love sleeping. I can sleep anywhere, anytime and for days.
What are you most likely doing on a Sunday afternoon?
Heading over to Tom and Linda’s (my parents) for Sunday dinner. It typically starts around 3 in the afternoon with appetizers and cocktails followed by dinner. It’s a big thing in my family and the more the merrier. My mom loves feeding people, she literally lives for it. I typically am the first to arrive with Josh and Dylan. Most of the time we walk over (yes, I live that close) followed by my brother, Dave who is normally hungover from celebrating his senior year of college and his girlfriend, Sarah. They typically bring a few stragglers from Siena who haven’t had a home-cooked meal in a while and every now and then a few of my friends show up just to have some of Linda’s cooking (and booze).
What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting to work with amazing and talented people everyday.
Song that most often gets stuck in your head?
“Work Out” by LMFAO.
Song you’re most likely to karaoke?
Karaoke is an embarrassment to everyone involved.
Or, if you could take a television/movie character on a date…
I will most likely get made fun of for this but I’ll answer honestly… Chuck Bass.
Bucket list item?
Traveling through Europe
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What is your favorite place in upstate NY to visit?
What is something nobody here will know about you until this blog post gets published?
I used to be a competitive figure skater.