What is an NSR Champion?

Every month, we recognize a few employees from multiple companies under the NSR umbrella. These team members represent NSR’s core values and always go beyond expectations. NSR Champions are team players, natural leaders, and are always ready to extend a helping hand. We’re honored to have each one of them and appreciate all the hard work they do!

ED GRAY

Email Marketing Specialist at LearningCurv

What’s your favorite recreational thing to do outside of work?

Trying different restaurants, farmer’s markets and types of food.

What fictional character do you identify most with, and why?

For better or worse, I think of the boy from the Giving Tree often. While I would consider myself generally empathetic, loyal and hardworking, I’m also hopelessly self-absorbed. So it’s a poignant reminder for me to step outside of myself and show some gratitude.

What is one movie that you can watch over and over again, and without fail, it puts you in a better mood?

I don’t have a movie like that, but Schitt’s Creek is my comfort show. I’ll occasionally watch an episode to see if I’ve forgotten enough to watch the entire series again which has been approximately every 6 months for the past 3 years.

What’s in the trunk of your car right now?

The leftover snacks and water I tell myself I’ll eat before or after a hike, when I already know I’ll be at Chick-fil-A instead.

MEGUMI ROOZE

Team Lead at EBQ

What’s your favorite recreational thing to do outside of work?

My favorite thing to do is to go back to my artist roots. I have a BFA in Art and I like to photograph and I would like to paint more. The painting I am a bit rusty, but I hope to get back into that soon. As far as my photography, I have worked as a photojournalist and a studio photographer. Perhaps in another time, that would be my full-time position. However, newspapers are a dying industry. I still work as a photojournalist during some weekends. I currently shoot for the Pflugerville Pflag and Round Rock Leader. They are part of the Austin American Statesman. Galleries of my past assignments are available online if anyone is curious enough to look.

What fictional character do you identify most with, and why?

During this time of quarantine, I got quite obsessed over Downtown Abbey. I always wanted to watch the show, but never really had a chance. With Prime Video, I have been able to binge the whole show and it was quite a ride! I identified most with Lady Mary Crawley. If anyone knows much of my past, there has been a share of failed relationships and hopefully, I now have my happily ever after with my husband, Jason Reiter, who also works at EBQ. I find Lady Mary tough as nails, which I admire, and I try to be. SDR work is not easy, and sometimes that toughness is necessary to get ’em leads!

What is one movie that you can watch over and over again, and without fail, it puts you in a better mood?

I love Miss Congeniality. I find the movie hilarious and it always puts a smile on my face. Some of my favorite lines from the movie.

“Smilers wear a crown, losers wear a frown.”

“That’s a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.”

What’s in the trunk of your car right now?

Absolutely nothing! I just purchased a new vehicle since the children were getting too tall for my tiny Prius. I am sure in a few months it will be filled with junk.

BRE MILLER

Sales Development Specialist at EBQ

What’s your favorite recreational thing to do outside of work?

My entire family loves to fish, so anything out in the sun is where I will be!!

What fictional character do you identify most with, and why?

Hannah Marin from Pretty Little Liars. She is fierce and sweet but she doesn’t let the world walk all over her. No matter what is thrown her way, she can always make it happen!

What is one movie that you can watch over and over again, and without fail, it puts you in a better mood?

Anything with Adam Sandler!

What’s in the trunk of your car right now?

Kicker L7 square 10′ subs with a 2800 watt amp. And some fishing poles!

SARAH PEREZ

Email Marketing Specialist at LearningCurv

What’s your favorite recreational thing to do outside of work?

I like to read and work on my animation stuff.

What fictional character do you identify most with, and why?

I don’t really have one fictional character I particularly identify with.

What is one movie that you can watch over and over again, and without fail, it puts you in a better mood?

Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast (the animated versions)

What’s in the trunk of your car right now?

A car emergency kit and a picnic blanket.