About this program
The Alyce All-Stars program exists to highlight Alyce Customers and Friends who have mastered the art of “personal experience.”
An All-Star prioritizes Building Rapport, Earning Trust, and Generating Loyalty over making someone feel like just another face in the crowd.
All-Stars challenge the status quo and – while they’re not officially Alyce employees – we consider them an extension of our team. They find creative ways to infuse our core values of Give First, Give Consistently, Be Crafty, Seize the Present, and Unwrap the Possibility into their unique way of doing business.
This week’s All-Star is Crystal Anderson, Senior Field Marketing Manager at OpsRamp!
Learn More About Crystal Anderson
Q: Share with us some of your personal interests?
I love to travel. I love to create experiences when I do travel. I’m also a foodie at heart. I can’t cook to save my life but I appreciate those who can. I love to find hidden gems all over the country where the tourists don’t go and find the best food. When I travel I also like to create a theme for our trip so when we went to Chicago I wanted to seek out all the SpeakEasies, when we went to Denver I wanted to go to as many rooftops as possible. It just makes things fun.
Q: What was your first screen name?
My first screen name was Fine_OK. Fine was my maiden name and I played softball throughout high school and college and my nickname was Ok. So I put my maiden name and nickname from Softball together and that’s what I used.
Q: What song is on repeat right now for you?
24 Karat Gold by Bruno Mars right now. It’s so good.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An attorney but the whole process of getting there is what stopped me. I was pre-law when I started college but shifted gears a bit. I thought about being a journalist and now I’m here in corporate events. But I still love negotiation from wanting to be an attorney, it’s one of my favorite things to do.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the place where you live? Why and how do you take advantage of it?
I grew up in Indiana and I miss the greenery. It comes at a price with a lot of humidity and rain but I loved growing up where I did and having big full trees everywhere, going to parks, and doing hikes. I live in Colorado now and the landscape is just so different.
Q: What would be the title of your memoir?
The Crazy Travels of Crystal
Q: What’s something you consider yourself to be ok at but not great at?
Digital marketing and demand generation. It’s one of those mediums that’s always iterating and testing and if you crush it one day you could totally fail the next day. There’s so much testing and iteration that it’s a totally experimental channel that is hard to excel in.
Q: What is the best gift you have ever received?
My birthday present this year. It was a big birthday and they got me earrings. It was really nice and from the heart and the whole conversation around the earrings was very meaningful.
Q: Beach, safari, or forest vacation?
None of the above, I like to go to the city and when I say the city I mean Manhattan. That is my favorite place to go. It’s the most amazing place where you could be surrounded by people and still be alone. But I love watching the energy of the city and people watching. It’s the best place for it.
Q: If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Don’t take it all so seriously. What happened today won’t be remembered in 10 years (hopefully) so just roll with it, learn from it, and move forward.
Q: Would you rather be an olympic gold medalist or win a nobel prize? And why?
A gold medalist. I think women’s olympic swimming is incredible. I would want to be Katie Ladecky
Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? How do you like to start your day?
Totally a morning person. I’m up with the sun and down with the sun.
Q: How did you meet your childhood best friend?
We went to school together. We went to a very small school so we met in class.
Q: If you could live through any event in history, what event would that be? Why would you want to live through that event?
The 20’s right after World War One but before World War Two. I’m reading a bunch of fictional books that are all taking place in that time period and I find it fascinating.