We are so thrilled to introduce our new full-time Key Relations Manager, Sionnie Lafollette.
If you’re curious how to pronounce her name, it might help to know her first name is of Filipino origin and her last name is of French origin. The “Si” is more of a “Sh” sound, so Sionnie is pronounced Sho-nee.
Sionnie is an incredible woman and we are so excited for you to get to know her. She brings some valuable skills and talents to the Love Not Lost family, but more importantly, she brings a huge empathetic heart. With her permission, I want to share a piece of her cover letter here so you can see what I mean:
My formal education, professional experience, and personal journey have shaped a skill-set and created a resilient tenderness I believe would be a valuable contribution to Love Not Lost and the path forward. With an undergraduate degree in counseling, formal photography training, years experience managing teams, businesses, and now myself as a freelancer, I’ve developed a keen people-service sense, quick creative problem solving, a love of systems and efficiency, and am continually honing the remote work-life balance; I find it exciting to see how my aggregate-self align with the needs of Love Not Lost as outlined; I truly cannot recall another job description that made me as excited to show up, give, learn, and grow.
After three rounds of interviews, we were excited to invite her to join the Love Not Lost family. We’ve had some great training so far, including Sionnie joining us at our booth in the marketplace at Plywood’s ATL Ideas Festival at the beginning of the month. If you didn’t get to meet her there, don’t worry! We’ll have plenty of opportunities and events throughout the rest of the year (check out the events page).
We’re excited to have a full-time staff member that will double our capacity to love people better!
I want to leave you with Sionnie’s words she wrote for you…
Thank you for your support and love to get us to this huge milestone. Your gifts, connections, and support make a difference. We look forward to posting stories and more exciting developments soon!