Tamara of web development company Business Edge

from Tamara - I have a BA in English from Douglass College at Rutgers University. After several jobs that had marketing aspects to them I finally jumped on the opportunity to be the first employee of two PR executives who started their own firm in New York City in 1995. I was bitten by the internet bug while working to develop our company website and in 1999 finally got a job in the internet field, selling online advertising for NJ.com. Much of my career has been working for digital marketing agencies focused on CPG and pharmaceutical clients. I have also spent several years on the corporate side in the legal and financial industries.

What do you do here?

I am a Digital Marketing Strategist. I work primarily on search engine optimization for our clients.

What do you do when you’re not here?

I am a wife, daughter, aunt and friend. My husband and I have a cottage filled with animals and a garden where I love to work.

What is my favorite movie of all time?

Forrest Gump, it is such a classic.

Where is your favorite place you’ve visited? Where would you like to go that you haven’t yet?

Florence, Italy. I would like to go to Costa Rica and meet monkeys on the beach and walk through the rain forest.

What video game do you enjoy the most? Do you like to play alone or with friends?

I am not a traditional video game girl. The only games I really enjoy online are Scrabble and trivia.

Do you play any musical instruments? Have you ever been in a band?

I tried to play clarinet as a kid, but I was terrible. I was in the Select Chorus in school and I really liked that. I always wanted to be the lead singer in a band.

Who is your favorite singer or band? Would you dance in public to their music? If not, how much money would it take for you to dance in public to their music?

I have very diverse musical taste. I could never say one band is my favorite. My faves range from the Beatles to the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day to Natalie Merchant, and REM to James Taylor.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do?

Pay off the car, the house and my parent’s house. Then, travel, travel, travel!

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari?

Firefox for the last five years, but I am thinking about using Chrome a little more often.

What can you do that most other people can’t do?

I am known to make friends everywhere I go. I can pretty much strike up a conversation with any stranger.