Get To Know Your BOKS Team Tuesday!
Hey BOKStars! Welcome to the first edition of “BOKS Team Tuesday.” As BOKS continues to grow around the globe we won’t always have a chance to meet all of you personally, so we thought it would be a great idea to highlight each of us at Headquarters in our blog. We are always here to help in every way possible to make your experience with BOKS a great one and #TeamTuesday will allow you to put a face to the name, and learn a little bit more about who we are!
First up Erikka Moreno!
Official Title: Outreach Associate Manager & New England Coordinator
Favorite Thing About BOKS: My favorite thing about BOKS is how dynamic the job is. Every day is different, and can include aspects such as running around with BOKS kids at a program visit, strategizing with YMCAs and school districts, mid-day workouts, and fun meetings such as brainstorm engagement ideas. I love a job that keeps me on my toes, and this one here at BOKS definitely does!
Fun Fact: Before starting with BOKS, I worked for a different non-profit called HealthCorps, promoting community health and teaching high school in Los Angeles, CA.
Favorite Exercise/Workout: Crossfit is my go-to work out, but I like to mix in spin, running, and other classes offered here at Reebok HQ. Also I love mid-meeting mini workouts such as Tabata squats or handstands initiated by the one and only Kathleen Tullie! J
Quote to Live By: It’s long, but my favorite quote is the Holstee Manifesto. I had it posted in my classroom when I used to teach. I also love Ghandi’s “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” which is in my room currently. Here’s the Holstee Manifesto if you haven’t yet read it:
“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over-analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.
TRAVEL OFTEN; getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities come only once; seize them.
Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.”
Best Team Memory: Snow-shoeing up Blue Hills last year! It was my first time ever trying, so there was A LOT of falling involved, but even more laughing!
Additional Fun Facts:
-I have a sister who also works at Reebok HQ
-From California originally, relocated out to Boston a little over a year and a half ago
-Played softball at Stanford in college