Updated: Mar 18, 2020
Each month the CDI Employee Spotlight showcases individual CDI staff members, highlighting not only their tireless work contributions but also who they are as a person.
This month’s spotlight shines bright on CDI's busiest and most versatile Executive Assitant, our new employee, Autumn O'Brien.
Autumn, how long have you been at CDI, and what responsibilities do you have?
"I have been with CDI for about a month and a half and my role is an Executive Assistant at the Seattle office. I work primarily with Patrick and the other executives and assist with their travel arrangements, coordinating the details of tradeshows and conferences, and managing the in-house Service Bureau. Each week I am tasked with something new, and have been enjoying learning the ins and outs of the company.”
Can you tell us more about yourself?
"I was born and raised in Idaho and
attended the University of Idaho, where I obtained my bachelor's degree before moving to Seattle. I have been in the Pacific Northwest for three years, and enjoy the fast pace of the city, but also getting out and exploring all of the beautiful trails with my dog Chief.
I enjoy going to concerts on the weekends; last year I saw over 40 different artists. I love the atmosphere of a live show. I also am an avid baker, and love to try out new recipes and modify them to make them my own, then getting to share the end product with my close friends."
Is there anything about you that your clients wouldn't believe or would be surprised to know about you?
“I was raised in a small farming town in Idaho, so moving to Seattle was a huge culture shock to me. My town was so small that we had one gas station, two restaurants, no stoplights, and a “traffic jam” was often just a farmer moving his tractor and equipment through town. Teaching myself to drive in the crazy Seattle traffic was a challenge, as was learning how to navigate our crazy roundabouts, six-way stops, and crazy intersections. Luckily, I’m well versed in it now.”
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Autumn! We appreciate all that you do to help keep CDI, and the executive team, running smoothly.