Team Bio Series: Julie Titterington (The Mystery Bookworm)

Round a couple of we bio series highlights our wonderful Managing Editor (and queen from the poultry leg emoji) Julie! This native Oregonian spends her time &#8220reading early 20th-century mystery novels, looking blankly at her iPhone, and continuing to keep her kids given, dressed, and comparatively uninjured.&#8221 She certainly keeps the Merchant Mav team on the toes, never missing a grammar mistake and try to ensure that is stays light having a witty remark. Pointless to state, we like her so we know you’ll too!


Name: Julie Titterington

Title: Managing Editor

Hometown: Tualatin, OR

Current City: Canby, OR

Education and background: I’ve got a BA on paper and Literature from George Fox College, where I minored in Nursing too. I additionally went to highschool, junior high school, grade school, and Sunday School, so yeah…I’m the entire package. You can ‘t be more educated than I’m. (Unless of course you’re a physician, lawyer, professor, social worker, teacher, or virtually other people within my immediate family in individuals cases, you certainly could).

Merchant Mav department/niche: I oversee all the software review groups, together with loans and merchant payday loans. I began out existence at MM within the project management software department, however, and that’s my first love. I personally use the word ‘love’ loosely here.

How have you uncover Merchant Mav?: To not be too Zen about this all, however i didn’t uncover Merchant Mav it discovered me.  Four years back I had been being employed as an independent copywriter, content creator, and jack-of-all-trades, writing BS for products I despised to place food up for grabs. I really generated copy for any vaping company. True story. Amad Ebrahimi (the website founder and my good fairy) dug me from obscurity on the freelancing platform, also it was goodbye to covering watermelon-flavored tobacco. I’ve never looked back.

Proudest professional moment: My proudest professional moment was the very first time a task management company altered their product according to comments within my review. It helped me seem like I had been writing (and doing) something useful.

Favorite Merchant Maverick publish/moment/chance: My personal favorite MM post…that’s a great question. I really like writing posts, because they allow us a way of measuring creativeness which i can’t always access with reviews. I most likely had probably the most fun writing a publish about negativity bias, which&#8212in a cruel although not unusual coincidence&#8212is certainly one of my least trafficked bits of content.

Where do you turn when you’re no longer working for Merchant Mav?: The majority of time outdoors of labor is spent getting up my two kids, Penelope (5) and Malcolm (2). By getting up, I am talking about “feeding, snuggling, loving, sometimes cleaning, and usually stopping dying by exposure or injuries.” I’m rubbish at crafts, and don’t choose to read books aloud which were not compiled by Dr. Seuss, so they’re virtually by themselves next. I additionally spend a substantial amount of time studying and rereading…dun da da da (!)…British mystery novels written between 1920 and 1970. I own each and every Agatha Christie book every written. Ditto for Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Ellis Peters…I may go on.

Favorite summer time pastime?: I enjoy continue walks within the summer time. My concept of an ideal summer time morning is always to hike 2 or 3 miles with the forest and in some way finish up in a woodland Starbucks for any Strawberry-Acai Refresher.

Favorite 90s movie: Tricky! I began that decade by 50 percentnd grade and ended it as being a higher school senior, so my style of 90s movies is fairly eclectic. If we’re speaking early 90s, it’s The Small Mermaid, hands lower. Late 90s…? I’m likely to call an audible and repeat the Royal Tenenbaums, which arrived on the scene in 2001 (close enough, right?) Apparently, I love movies that start with “The.”

Favorite superhero: I’ve always loved the non-super superheroes, like Ironman and Batman.

When you switch lives having a celebrity, who’d you choose and why?: I have not desired to really be someone apart from I’m. I’d certainly enjoy being more gifted, more appealing, more potent, etc., but because myself. But when I possibly could pick characteristics I admire in other people, I’d pick the finely-honed writing skill of Dorothy Sayers, the fast wit of Michael J. Nelson, and also the general lovability of Weird Al.

When you pick your theme song, what will it be?: There’s an audio lesson within the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta the Mikado known as “The Sun Whose Sun rays.” I really like the lyrics and also the music. Look up.

Mac or Home windows?: Good question! My husband’s household is firmly within the PC camp (my FIL began employed by IBM if this was still being a typewriter company.) My very own group of origin is Mac-centric. I span the 2 worlds, alone, using both an apple iphone along with a PC laptop.

Hidden talent?: Guessing the finish of films. You don’t want me around if you’re watching a film having a twist.

We&#8217ll never visit the movies with Julie, but we&#8217ll always ask her for book recommendations! For additional from Julie, make sure to check her on Twitter and LinkedIn!

Should you missed the very first team bio series publish, take a look to understand more about our founder, Amad Ebrahimi!

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Team Bio Series: Amad Ebrahimi (The Courageous Leader)

The Merchant Maverick team is fairly awesome (when we do let them know ourselves!). There’s a lot experience and expertise on the team, combined with plenty of personality. But we recognized when our readers frequent exactly the same topics, like small company loans or POS software, they may not reach meet a lot of our other, awesome, contributors. So, we’ve began they Bio series to expose you to the remainder of we (and perhaps slightly humiliate them on the way).

Who easier to start the series than our courageous leader, Amad Ebrahimi! Preferred among the entire staff for his “there’s a meme for everything” attitude, Amad keeps the culture at Merchant Maverick fun, light, and try to entertaining! That’s not saying there isn’t a significant, get-to-work side to him. Continue reading to find out more!

Name: Amad Ebrahimi

Title: Founder

Hometown: Goleta, CA

Current city: Santa Monica, CA

Education and background: Well, I barely graduated Senior High School, then spent several unproductive years at Santa Barbara City College. Not quite the very best example for greater education.

Merchant Mav department/niche: My primary niche is charge card processing, however i&#8217ve had some knowledge about POS software and eCommerce shopping carts.

What inspired you to definitely create Merchant Maverick?: I observed there is lots of misinformation within the charge card processing world, and so i figured there is an chance to balance it. I needed to assist business proprietors prepare themselves with understanding they can use as leverage against processors.

Proudest professional moment: Beginning Merchant Maverick hands lower.

Favorite Merchant Maverick publish/moment/chance: It was in 2012 whenever a author from arrived at to me and desired to get my advice to have an article she was writing. In my experience, that validated [the very fact] that Merchant Maverick provided an invaluable service and it was a top resource. It had been the very first time which i truly felt like i was a legit company. Certainly a popular moment.

Where do you turn when you’re no longer working for Merchant Mav?: I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I just read lots of business books, play game titles, continue trail runs, meditate, and travel.

Favorite 90s movie: Wow, this really is way too hard. I legitimately cannot answer this. How do you pick only one? Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Terminator 2, Goodfellas, The Typical Suspects, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Heat, Saving Private Ryan, Home Alone, and so much more. I plead the 5th about this one.

Favorite super hero: Batman.

Guilty pleasure: Right now, Cod Infinite Warfare Zombies. My girlfriend and that i are hooked.

When you pick your theme song, what will it be?: I couldn&#8217t consider anything, and so i used this theme song quiz, and apparently, mine is Uprising by Muse. I’m able to dig that. 😉

Mac or Home windows?: Both! My desktop is running Home windows, and my laptop is really a Macbook. I don&#8217t discriminate.

Hidden talent?: Hmmmm, this can be a tough one. I suppose I’m able to state that I&#8217m somewhat ambidextrous. Does that count? I write with my left- hands, kick with my right leg, bat and golf right-handed, snowboard lefty. I&#8217m chaos.

Pointless to state, we wouldn’t wish to be facing Amad inside a gaming, but would certainly want him great inside a fight. For additional from Amad, don’t forget to follow along with him Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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