Meet Masonry Jr. Account Manager: Shannon!

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Shannon Ploch

Shannon is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BS in Advertising and minor in Business Foundations. Prior to joining Masonry as Junior Account Manager, Shannon spent time freelancing in production coordination and interned at T3. She has a passion for advertising and the cross road of creative thinking and logic that comes with account management.

Where are you from and how did you end up in Austin?

I was born in St. Louis, MO however my family moved to Austin in 2003 so I spent most of my growing up years in town. After staying for college at the University of Texas at Austin I currently have no plans of leaving!

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

My favorite thing to do in Austin is to walk or jog the trail on Town Lake with a friend then grab a coffee or meal. On a warm sunny day there is really nothing better in the whole world.

What generally makes you feel accomplished at the end of the day?

At the end of the day, a to do list completely checked off and thrown away makes me feel most accomplished. I’m a big supporter of writing down something you’ve already completed on a todo list just to check off and trick yourself into a boost of productive momentum.

What would your dream project be?

A dream project for me would be one where whatever the deliverable be it makes an impact for good, however big or small, on someone or something. One of the things I love about Masonry is the work done for non-profit organizations--it just means a little more when the ultimate goal of the project has an aspect that promotes public good.

What is your favorite Austin hangout / best place to get a drink?

Fresa’s on South 1st is a top favorite--many great times have been had over their guac and margs. Gotta get the brussel sprouts while you’re there.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would probably be classic spaghetti and red sauce because I simply can’t imagine a life without it.

Craziest celebrity encounter you’ve ever experienced?

I met Zach Efron in the midst of his early High School Musical era fame and he signed my third grade yearbook which I had with me at the time for whatever reason. It’s all been downhill for me since then.

What’s the best vacation you ever went on?

The best vacation I ever went on was a road trip from Austin to the California coast with my best friends from High School the summer before we all left for college. It was a quintessential kick off into adulthood and moment in time--those memories will stay with me forever.

Would you rather never have coffee again or live without TV forever?

Coffee always and movies over TV!

What's the best advice you have ever received?

Drink more water. 

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