Magneti Marketing Manager Gabie Batista brings years of experience, organization, and expertise to the team.
She also happens to be hilarious, and is often spotted tearin’ up kickball leagues or on a Moped with her dog Toad riding shotgun.
What drew you to Magneti?
Fun fact – my first interaction with Magneti was as a potential client! In my previous role, I was searching out agencies to work with and had chatted with Jesse, Kyle, and Ray and remember thinking – those folks over at Magneti seem great, and super knowledgeable! My old employer went with a different company (their loss) but Magneti stuck with me personally. When I saw the opportunity for Marketing Manager, I knew I had to apply. What’s better than working with amazing people who are rockstars at what they do, for a company that cares about their employees?
Tell us about your children. Specifically, the furry ones.
Ahhh yes, the little monsters. I’ve got 3 furry ones (and to clarify, no human ones)… quite the pack. My partner and I have created a blended family – she brought Tolkien and Rick into my life, and I brought Toad into hers. They are all equal parts *the worst* and *the best*. All of them are way too cute for their own good, and they know it.
Toad on Gabie’s back, about to go for a ride on the Moped, Rick, lookin’ fresh, Tolkien, posing at the park (left to right, respectively)
If you had a podcast or talk show, who would your first guest be?
This is a tough one! They definitely have to be kind… funny… and overall a good person. I think Jonathan Van Ness would be it for me – they are just so genuine, curious, unapologetically themselves, hilarious, and use their privilege and position to advocate for those less fortunate. I went to see their show with my mom a few years back, and it was truly a spectacular one – made us laugh, cry, and did gymnastics right on stage, because why not? JVN <3
Name one unnecessary skill you believe you’ve mastered.
Fortnite. I’ll say no more (mostly because of embarrassment).
We’re in awe of how many plants you have, and, mainly, that they don’t appear to be dying. Explain yourself.
To be quite honest, this is a new thing for me. During the beginning of COVID I felt I needed fresher air in my studio apartment since I was spending all my time there… I’ve since grown into a full-fledged plant parent, though, I still don’t know what I’m doing – at all. Glad to hear I’ve fooled you!
I do have to own up to something…I have… ahem… murdered one or two. His name was Curtis, and he was a Lemon Cypress that smelled of lemons when you scratched his leaves. I regret to inform: I did drown him. I then immediately bought the exact same type of plant to cover my mistake, and named him Curtis Jr… and he suffered the same fate. Sad days. RIP scratch and sniff Curtis (and Jr.).
What’s your comfort food?
My first inclination is to say “all food” but I do have some opinions! I love me some Hot Cheetos (lime is superior)…pizza…french fries…sushi… but candy truly holds a special place in my heart. I’ve had multiple people tell me “I’ll always think of you when I see Starburst Minis”, so what does that say about me? I think it says I have the taste buds of a sugar-fueled child.
What TV show are you currently watching?
Hmmm… I’m always watching new stuff, but my tried and true go-to is Schitt’s Creek. It’s the show (other than The Office) I can watch on repeat, and seems to get better and better every time I watch. I love a witty show!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
First – to work hard, and always advocate for yourself, because no one else will. We often think if we work hard and do all of the right things, that someone will notice and give you the credit you deserve… and unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case for me. Advocating for yourself and asking for what you need is something that has, and will continue to bring me far in life.
Second – to stop brushing my hair. I didn’t understand why my curly hair always looked so bad until a few years ago, and found out curly haired folks need to brush their hair in the shower! Who knew! And use product – lots of product.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower and name be?
Fabulous question, and I’ve got an answer to it that always makes people mad – they say “you can’t do that” and I say “stop me”.
My preferred superpower would be permanent “Power Absorption”. If I live in a world with superpowers, I imagine there are others with powers, too… and yes… I will replicate everyone else’s power as my own, store them in my power library, and use them all whenever I want! [insert evil laugh] Flying? I’m zoomin’. Mind reading? I got it. Invisibility? Can’t see me.
A name… a name… how about “Ctrl-C”?
Your future biography will be titled…
“I Am Beyonce Always”