Meet Updater: Allison Keane, Client Onboarding Coordinator
Meet Client Onboarding Coordinator, Allison Keane. Allison started with us as a Marketing Events Intern and is now a full-time member of our Client Success Team. She’s a Massachusetts native who loves pickles and is testing the waters of drinking hot coffee over iced coffee. Find out more about what makes her a moving expert and a wonderful team member.
Where did you grow up?
In a town just north of Boston called Reading, MA.
How many times have you moved?
Including in and out of college, 11 times.
Do you have a moving horror story?
Long story short, I had a week to move out of my summer sublet and I put a deposit down on an apartment. Then, the building manager decided to lease my apartment to a friend instead of me. I got my deposit back but I had to keep all my stuff in Updater’s storage unit and couch surf until I found a new place.
What are two personal tidbits about you?
- I went to Fordham University in the Bronx — go Rams!
- I love pickles.
How did you come to work at Updater?
I started as an intern on the marketing team!
What’s the best part about working on a small team?
I’m always doing something important that will help the business. Even as an intern, I never felt like I was working on pointless tasks.
What’s your go-to afternoon sugar rush?
It’s not exactly sugar, but lately I go for Diet Coke and Fritos.
What’s the most interesting thing you have on your desk at the moment?
A hot coffee. This doesn't seem very interesting but I almost never drink hot coffee. I'm a year-round iced coffee person.
What’s the best advice you've ever received?
It can't hurt to try.
In your opinion, what NYC borough is the best borough? Why?
It's a tossup between the Bronx and Brooklyn because those are the ones I've lived in — but probably Brooklyn. There's just so much Brooklyn has to offer. The only thing my neighborhood in Brooklyn is lacking is the endless good pizza found on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
What’s your favorite book?
What’s your favorite quote?
“To have a place to live is home, to have people to love is family, to have both is a blessing.”
If you were a food, what food would you be? Why?
A chocolate-covered pretzel. A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, but overall, I'm pretty agreeable.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?
A chef. If you haven't noticed already, most of my answers relate to food. I've always loved helping my mom cook and I also love to eat.
What four things can you not live without?
- Family/Friends (is that cheating?)
- My Phone
You're about to move. What would you make sure to never do again?
Wait until the last minute to pack.
Lunch is on us! What’s your dream sandwich?
An American Sub with everything (extra pickles) from Santoro’s in Saugus, MA.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dreams, by Fleetwood Mac.
You have a million dollars and 24 hours to spend it. What do you buy?
First, I’d pay off my student loans and bills. Then, I’d buy a nice condo. Finally, I’d buy a visa gift card with the rest of the money so I could take my time to decide what to buy next (which will inevitably end in a vacation or a shopping spree).
What are two truths and a lie about you?
I’ve never had Taco Bell, I’ve never had a dog as a pet, and I have 3 siblings.