You know the Trust Insights team for the work we do. Did you know that there are humans behind the machines? Believe it. We thought you’d enjoy getting to know us on a more personal level. Here are some things you might not know about Co-Founder Katie Robbert:
Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. Very much so. There have been ghosts around me in every house I’ve lived in. Sometimes they would stop by my work to the point where Chris would draw salt lines around me.
How many bones have you broken?
Surprisingly, just one. I’m VERY accident prone so I suppose this will come as a shock to people. My wrist in college when I tried snowboarding. My friends told me that it was best to learn on a real hill so we went up the ski lift, got to the top of the mountain and it was all downhill from there. Get it?
Do you eat Oreos as a sandwich or do you open them up?
I like the vanilla and chocolate ones from Whole Foods. Those are best eaten as a whole sandwich.
Dogs or Cats?
Dogs. 100%. And since you’re asking, mine (Cornelius and Mocha) are literally the best.
What super power would you have?
The ability to absorb other superpowers so I don’t have to pick just one.
Twizzlers or Red Vines?
One little-known fun fact about you?
I played drums, bass, and most woodwind instruments from second grade through senior year of high school. I can still keep a beat but it’s been too long so please don’t thrust an instrument at me and ask me to “jam”. I’m also very superstitious.
Go to Karaoke song?
Copacabana. Yes. I am a Fanilow.
What is your spirit animal and why?
I don’t know. I even took a quiz to figure it out. I would say a bear. Fiercely protective, fine if you leave them alone, will thrash you if you provoke, and that whole hibernation thing sounds fantastic.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Not Massachusetts. I’ve been here my whole life and I’m eager for a change. Probably somewhere with more woods and mountains, and less frigid cold.
What do you do on your days off?
Walk my dogs, read, binge on Netflix, see my friends, walk my dogs some more.
I can walk on stilts and hold my eyes in a crossed position for a long time. Probably best to not do them simultaneously.
Do you speak any other languages?
Does pig-latin count? I’m lucky if I can speak English well on any given day. Was that English?
Not so much guilty – foods that come in tiny form (tiny tacos, tiny sandwiches, tiny desserts, etc). I suppose a guilty pleasure would be my love of Britney Spears but even then I don’t feel guilty.
Favorite band/genre of music?
Music is my livelihood so it’s really, really hard to narrow it down. Some of my top favorites are new jack swing, disco, classic rock, metal, funk, hardcore. Basically anything except country and even then there are some exceptions. I love music. Stevie Wonder is one of my all time favorites.
One article of clothing you can’t live without?
My hooded sweatshirt from college. I’m surprised it’s lasted this long. It’s only now starting to get holes in the cuffs.
Favorite weird word?
Least favorite food?
Canned vegetables. I didn’t like them as a kid, I don’t like them now. There is a specific smell associated with canned vegetables that reminds me of pennies. Very metallic.
Biggest pet peeve?
Making me re-ask the same question over to get a straight answer. This is tied with making me late for something I would have otherwise been early or on time for.
Favorite celebrity encounter?
Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. I met him at Warped Tour, super cool guy. I later learned that one of my coworkers used to babysit for him when he was a kid.
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
Groove as your soul sings
How do you like your eggs?
Do you collect anything? If so, what?
Hooded sweatshirts. I have an extensive collection. I became an unintentional collector but I’m always cold. Also, coffee mugs and Christmas ornaments. I tend to pick them up when I travel. Oh, and stickers from beer festivals and coffee shops we like. We stick them to our cornhole boards.
Best thing about working with Chris and John?
The randomness. You never know where the conversation is going to go that day and you always learn something new about them. And the lack of drama.
Any last words?
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