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May 20, 2019

Meet Munzee MunzDay: Teraca

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, here is one of the key members of MHQ! 

Name and Title:

Teraca Oletha Grim, Human Resources and Office Manager (Player name Teraca) pronounced Tuh-ray-suh

Where are you from?

With my eldest daughter, Rhiannon

I was born in Des Moines, Iowa. But I lived in Tucson, AZ from age 8-15, and then Richmond, VA from age 15-18. I then moved to Columbia, MO where I attended Stephens College. I started off as a double major (Dance and Psychology) but after an injury I dropped dance and got a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I lived in Columbia for 7 years until I got promoted with Target as a Loss Prevention Manager in Edwardsville, IL. I lived in Edwardsville for 2 years and then moved to St. Louis, MO. I lived in St. Louis 3 years until my husband got transferred to Omaha. In which we lived 2 years until finally I ended up in Frisco, Texas and I have been here 13 years now!

My youngest, Genevieve

Tell us about yourself:

I have been married 19 years and have two beautiful girls Rhiannon Louise Grim, 15, and Genevieve Vivian Grim, 10, they both are competitive soccer players and honor roll students. I have one dog Reaper, and three cats… Buddy, Chloe, and Zowie.

What did you do before, and how long have you worked for Munzee?

I have gone back and forth between career roles. I have been a Loss prevention Manager for Target, Lowes, Belk, and Lord and Taylor. I have been a Store Manager for Gymboree, Claire’s, The Children’s Place, Hanna Andersson, American Greetings, and Stride Rite. I started with Munzee July 2016. My role was to help manage the Marketplace and assist Operations Manager at the time. Needless to say my role has changed and evolved in the almost 3 years that I have worked at Munzee.

My husband, Jon, with Buddy, one of our 3 family cats

How did you find Munzee?

I found the Munzee job listing on Craigslist. I had never heard of it before so I was very intrigued. I am still learning how to play this ever-expanding game!

My eldest daughter, Rhiannon, with our dog Reaper

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

What I enjoy most about Munzee is the people. I really like everyone I work with and we have a lot of fun!

What are some of your other hobbies?

Some of my other hobbies is managing my youngest daughter’s soccer team. I love traveling, going to the movies, going to concerts, and I watch way too much TV!!!

Famous last words?

My famous last words are…..”If you would just listen to me your life would be so much easier!”

Stay tuned to get to know more members of Team Munzee and Freeze Tag! 

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May 13, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Emma

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, here is one of our latest recruits!

Update: Emma’s player name is violetblonde 🙂

Name and Title:

Emma Polini, Digital Content Creator

Where are you from?

I am from Westfield, NJ, a born and raised East Coast Jersey girl

Cowboys fans, we come in peace.

Tell us about yourself:

I am bilingual (English and poorly accented French). My favorite English word is catalyst, and my favorite French word is témoin. My favorite thing to do is create things out of blank spaces, and I enjoy all forms of writing as well as painting and drawing. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Austin College in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, emphasis creative writing, and minors in French and Art. I was fortunate enough to join several honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, and I spent several months after graduation in Cannes, France before serving as a Managing Editor of several newspapers for a year and then upgrading big time by joining MHQ. I have a tabby named Cat (after Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and a rescue dog named Henry (after Henry Miller), because I’m that kind of English nerd. My favorite book is Tropic of Capricorn, my favorite author is Haruki Murakami, and my favorite poem is The Waste Land. I consider myself cool because I can recite full passages from it, and that probably tells you a lot about me.

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I joined MHQ this past January, and I get to work next door to the bossman himself! Who knew a 9-5 could be so fun.

How did you find Munzee?

I have been living in McKinney since my summer in France and lucked upon this opportunity. MHQ was looking for a digital content creator to keep up with blog writing, social media, and client relations, and I was seeking to switch career paths.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I think it’s really important to build a sense of community so that you don’t feel isolated, and I love that Munzee draws together people from all walks of life who share similar interests. Opportunities such as Clan Wars allow players from all around the world to “fight” together on teams, and I love seeing the friendships formed and meeting players who travel all the way to to McKinney to visit us (aka Rob). It’s also exciting to read about player achievements and witness people celebrating each other.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love to write, and I keep up with fiction and poetry writing, as well as journals. I also keep a weekly blog so that I can discuss social issues, because standing up for human rights is something that is crucial to me. I enjoy oil painting and mixed media art as well, and I also love to exercise. My favorite exercises are jogging and yoga, because I am too uncoordinated for formal sports, but surprisingly graceful on the yoga mat. I also love all animals, even tarantulas, which actually feel like bunny rabbits if you pet them. I especially enjoy rescuing animals and giving them to my friends/family!

Famous last words?

It’s all a dream. (Julia’s last words to Spike)

Check back next week to get to know another member of Team Munzee!

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June 23, 2014

Meet Munzee Munday: Dylan Derryberry

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Over the next few weeks we’ll be showcasing members of Team Munzee so our players can get to know us a bit better. So each Munday (see what we did there?) check in to see a new member of Team Munzee and you decide if you trust the game in our hands. To start off, here is one of our latest recruits, Dylan Derryberry.

Name and Title:
Dylan Derryberry, Master of Media, AKA glorified writer, AKA whatever Rob tells him to be.

Where are you from?
I grew up in McKinney, TX long before Munzee thought it was cool. I’m just that kind of trendsetter.

10410788_10202826176508197_6090280909929696587_nTell us about yourself:
I’m a 24 year old Master of the Universe. I’m father to two Welsh Corgis, who like me as much as most teenagers like their fathers, and I’m expecting my first non-fur child in August with my wife Wylie. No, she’s not named after the city, Texas players. After graduating from McKinney High School (Go Lions) in 2008, I took my skills a bit north to Colorado Mountain College (Go Eagles) in a small town outside of Aspen. While there I got my Associate of Arts, studied theatre, enrolled in Advanced Snowboarding 101 (real class) and River Orientation (also, real class) and blogged about the student experience. After two years in the snow and three vehicles lost to a Texas kid driving on ice, I transferred to the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks) where I studied journalism. After many nights of studying, singing karaoke and slinging liquor part time, it was finally time to graduate and get a big kid job. Jury is still out on Munzee’s qualification as adulthood.

1556459_10201827722627474_37812141_oHow long have you worked for Munzee?
Although I may have just started a few weeks ago, Team Munzee has welcomed me into their home without hesitation. Their mistake.

How did you find Munzee?
After moving back to McKinney after college graduation I began writing for the local news publication Town Square Buzz. After two months of putting my journalism degree to good use, the publication had to shut down for financial reasons. Out of work, again, my editor-in-chief suggested I reach out to Munzee. The rest is (very short) history.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Aside from the fun work environment, I’m regularly astounded at the dedication the players have for this game. Whether it’s players coming to visit Munzee Headquarters, the ever-growing game map or how many notifications I get on Facebook at 2 in the morning, the loyalty to Munzee amazes me.

307904_10151117493858235_993509291_nWhat are some of your other hobbies?
After witnessing true art in the form of Gordon Bombay and the District 5 Ducks, I became engrossed with ice hockey at a young age. I played throughout high school and even played a couple weeks in Germany my senior year. In Colorado I attempted to organize a team for the school, which was a blazing success of a failure, but fun all the same. In Kansas I played a year with the school’s club, but busted my shoulder in Chicago and decided it was probably time to call it quits. I still try to get on the ice as often as possible (which isn’t often enough) and cheer on the Dallas Stars in the regular NHL season. Come playoffs, it pays off to be a Chicago Blackhawks bandwagon fan. Other hobbies include watching movies, crafting and working around the house. I’m told I’m never satisfied, which I’m not totally against.

Famous last words?
Worrying is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.

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Check back next week to get to know another member of Team Munzee!

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