Mandy is responsible for researching and responding to RFQ’s, generating proposals, creating and updating staff resumes, and keeping our Statement of Qualifications and website up-to-date. She manages the marketing budget, handles setting up accounts for new clients, and occasionally acts as a project manager. Mandy specializes in client relations with a specific focus on Ports. She travels around Washington and Oregon attending Port conferences throughout the year to stay current on the challenges Ports in our region face. She interacts with Port leaders to help them stay on top of their environmental compliance and permit related issues. Mandy also acts as the ELS in-house event coordinator planning staff morale events, company holiday parties, quarterly spirit days, and any general staff gatherings.

What is something about yourself that might surprise others?

I played rugby in high school. My school didn’t have a girls team so I played on the boys team. Rugby is an amazing team sport and so much fun to play!

What’s a fear you are proud to have overcome?

I have greatly improved at public speaking…for the most part.

What do you like most about working at ELS?

My coworkers! Everyone here is helpful, friendly, smart, and it's a family environment!

What is the worst advice you have ever been given?

“World War Z is not a scary movie, you’ll be fine”…except that I have an unnatural fear of zombies and I had nightmares for months about that zombie scientist with the twitchy head that does the clicky thing with his tongue!