Employee Spotlight – Amy Davis

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Amy is the Business Development Coordinator at Gorilla Capital. In true Gorilla fashion, Amy has held multiple positions in her 3 years with us so far and we fully expect to see her keep growing in the years to come. Back in 2013, she started at Gorilla Capital supporting the corporate fix and flip operators in the Northwest Region. Later, she became the executive assistant to the co-founder of Gorilla Capital, Ben Bazer, and supported him in the development of what was then called our Joint Venture program. This small division has since grown and become our primary business, morphing into our Fix & Flip Funding and Support. Now as an Account Manager, Amy supports the funding relationship of multiple fix & flip investors, as well as works to find new fix & flip investors. Amy loves the fun environment of working at Gorilla Headquarters, the opportunity to travel and network at conferences, and to see the transformation of distressed houses become beautiful homes.

How would you spend one million dollars?
I would buy a ranch that could operate as my income and home. Although I may need a couple million for that…

If you could choose an age to remain forever, which age would you choose?
I think of age and growing older as a privilege that not every one gets.  I see life as being filled with ups and downs and finding joy in every stage of your life. I do get excited about being 45 and in that moment being able to look back on my life and feel accomplished of having raised my children, being able to feel the pride of being married for 24 years, and having more financial and personal freedom to spend time having fun with my husband. I think at 45 I will be at the highest stage of life-bliss.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it? 
I would spend that extra hour in the evening sitting on my back patio, next to a camp fire, drinking a glass of red wine and make myself be still, something I’m not very good at.

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.
I consider myself to be good at interior design and creating recipes.

What’s one sentence you’d like to hear from your boss?
“Your efforts and skills have made a huge impact on this company.”

Over the course of your life, how many cities have you lived in and which was your favorite?
I have always lived in the Eugene area, and I don’t think I would have the desire to leave. The snowy mountains are near, the ocean is near, the weather is mild, my family’s lake house is here and my parents are here. What more could I ask for in a hometown?

What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job?
I think it is my positive energy and motivation to grow our operations. Positive energy is infectious!

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