I’ll always remember meeting Karin and being super impressed with her. It was one of my first days of working at Bisnow on Business — DC’s (almost) never boring news source –and our boss, a jovial and eccentric media entrepreneur set on “global domination,” was having the team to lunch at his house for a brainstorming session.
The meeting consisted of us watching our boss’ pet ferret and fluffy white Bichon Frisé pup swim lap races in his backyard pool. Without knowing much about the company (and not yet understanding the head honcho’s zany sense of humor), I thought, “Where am I? I left my old job for ferret swim team!? Uh oohh.”
Just then I glanced up and made eye contact with Karin from across the pool and I could tell she thought the situation was as disturbing (yet simultaneously hilarious) as I did. My apprehension vanished and I rationalized, “This place can’t be all that insane if she’s here!”
Low and behold, taking the position at Bisnow proved to be one of the best choices I’ve made; not only was it a great job, but it introduced me to Karin — a win-win!