YPAL Featured Member – Christine Lund
Meet YPAL’s March Featured Member, Christine Lund! Find out where she works, how she is staying healthy during this time, her favorite book, and more!
-What is your day job?
I work in retail as a Sales Specialist at Rodeo Drive, and I’m on the Trifecta Gala board as the Director of Social Media and Marketing.
-What is the best part of your job?
Fashion is my passion. The best part about my job is working with the clothes, being able to pick and choose what we sell in-store alongside with the owner of the store Raquel Koff and her daughter Michelle Tasman. Working with such empowering businesswomen makes me feel more confident in my work environment. Helping clients style their outfits is another fun part of the job because you get that close connection with customers to help build their wardrobe.
-What does your day to day look like right now?
My days are more routine at the moment. My hours at work are limited 12-5 pm. When I come home, I clean everything, including my clothes—feeling more germaphobic than ever. After that, I sit, relax, and call my family and friends. Social distancing does not have to mean social disconnection.
-How are you staying healthy while quarantined?
To start, I am getting plenty of rest; I am keeping up my resistance. I am eating small healthy meals (trying not to indulge in the food I bought). Before and after work, if the weather is not too bad, I go on walks, and finally, I think everyone should buy Black Elderberry. It is gluten-free and helps your immune system. I take it every morning and in the evening. Be smart about this pandemic; stay healthy, and stay positive.
-Why did you join YPAL?
Networking and communication is a big part of my job when it comes to reaching out to new clients. A friend of mine, Dexter Horne, is a member, and he is passionate about YPAL; He persuaded me to join, along with a few other friends.
-Why did you choose Louisville?
I was born in this city. Louisville is where my parents grew up, but I grew up in LaGrange, KY.
The book I would recommend would be The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is in my top 5 list. If I had the chance to live in a different decade, it would be the Roaring 20’s.
-What makes Louisville weird?
Well, for one, the city’s name is weird because people don’t know how to pronounce it correctly.
-Favorite restaurant in Louisville?
It would have to be Volare. I love to eat local, and the first time I got to eat there was back in 2018 on a date with my boyfriend. I enjoy the environment, and the location is on my favorite street in Louisville. Nevertheless, this girl loves a good Cosmo, so if you want to know where to get a good drink or have a date night, it would be Hell or High Water.
-What is the best career advice you have received?
Worry about what you can control and not what you can’t control. Also, success is in the eyes of the beholder.
-Coolest place you have ever traveled?
Dubai in the UAE (United Arab Emirates)
I traveled for horse racing once upon a time. So, I had the chance to travel there for the Dubai World Cup.
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