It has been quite an exciting few weeks here at the Macbeth studio. To recap: Hillery, our studio manager, prepared to leave for her honeymoon, we scrambled to cover her position, finally brought Justine back from the west coast, and now we've hired two new interns! The Macbeth staff continues to grow both creatively and in numbers - brace yourselves Orlando, we're a force to be reckoned with.
For those of you who were a part of our very short application and interview window, we thank you so much. We were impressed with all your work and blown away by the response we got. You are all truly talented individuals, and we hope to see you again in the future! Without further ado, we are so excited to announce the two newest members of our team, officially starting March 14th! We thought we'd let them introduce themselves...
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ELYSE UGALDE: Studio Management Intern
Hello friends! Jim is allowing me to indulge my narcissism through a short introduction, so here goes nothing: the year was 1987, it was an unseasonably warm November morning - Oh, what’s that? That’s too far back? Ok, fast-forward.
I am a first generation American and I was raised by my sweet mama and my grandparents. I’ve got two brothers, two adorable nephews and one precious niece. I love my family so much that I avoid talking politics with them. I consider my Cuban heritage to be a major aspect of my identity. I grew up in Miami, but after moving to Orlando as a teen, I quickly learned that Orlando is a diverse group of awesome people who are working together to elevate our city. My ultimate goal is to contribute as much as possible to our community. I am an MBA student focusing in marketing who enjoys coffee, writing, Pho, fantasy novels and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. But, mostly I like to surround myself with creative and kind people. That’s where Macbeth fits in! I am beyond thrilled to work with such an accomplished team and I am looking forward to learning as much as I possibly can before they realize how annoying I am and ask me to leave. I might get to meet you, too! So, please say hi and compliment me on my nails. Yes, I did just get them done, thank you for noticing! But enough about me, let’s talk about you.
SARAH TATUM: Photography, Videography, & Editing Intern
It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce myself to you as one of the new additions to the Macbeth team. My name is Sarah and I am an Orlando Native. I grew up here, learned to drive here, spent my free time at the local Boys and Girls Club here, and went through my awkward high school phase here. When I turned 18 I wanted to experience a new place, a new culture, so I applied and was accepted into Florida State University (Go Noles!). I packed my bags and went off to college leaving the beautiful Orlando and my awkward high school phase behind.
I studied Journalism at FSU but have always had a passion for photography and videography. I was a club photographer for one of the more popular areas in town called the Strip. It was the place to be your freshman year of college, and I saw many stories unfold before me. I also had the amazing opportunity to work on the sci-fi web series "Chronos" with IronZoo Productions. I even got to study abroad in Spain and write articles about the culture I was experiencing. I loved my time spent in Tallahassee, but as graduation approached it was time to figure out what was next for me in the post-college world, so I came home. Now I get the amazing opportunity to learn from the Macbeth Team. I’m incredibly excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to start in March!
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There you have it! The times certainly are "a-changing" here at Macbeth. We can't wait to have you ladies on board in a few weeks!