Betsy wears many hats at Hornall Anderson—new business lead, front lines, agency advocate, Hornall Anderson cheerleader—and always with a smile on her face. After spending almost five years in our Seattle office, she recently moved to NYC to support our East Coast new business efforts. Meet Betsy Price, Senior Manager of New Partnerships at our New York office.
1. Are you originally from your current city?
I’m originally from Edgewood, Washington where I grew up on a small farm filled with horses, pigs, ducks, goats, chickens, etc. After college, I moved to the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, and just recently moved to New York City. Talk about a big change from where I began.
2. Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I made ice cream at Dairy Queen for one summer where I was promptly laid off the moment the sun went away. I will always wonder if it was really caused by all of my sampling of the products.
3. What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I love weekend adventures—exploring aimlessly in a new city, or even your own city, without any agenda is key to my happiness. When I want to get away, I head over Snoqualmie Pass (Central Washington) for a weekend at my cabin. It’s way up in the mountains, surrounded by more fir trees than you’ve ever seen. During the summer, we spend our days biking or playing in the river, and during the winter we snowmobile and drink hot chocolate by our wood stove.
Eating & cooking—my dad was a chef in his past life and my mom is one of the best cooks I’ve ever met. To this day, I try to live up to their cooking. When that doesn’t work out, I try the newest, hottest restaurant available. Typically anything with seafood and a great glass of Rosé will do the trick.
Being active—I’ve tried everything from Crossfit to yoga, and am currently into running. I get bored with my workouts easily so I’m always looking to try something new to keep me moving.
4. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
My Dog, Milo. He’s a five-year old Maltese and I may talk to him more than I speak to real humans, which I’m totally fine with.
5. What is your hidden talent?
Back squats. Being short is at least good for one thing.
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Taking life, or yourself, too seriously. Life is short and laughter should be had in all aspects.
7. What is something most people would be surprised to know about you?
I love fishing. It’s a tradition that my dad and I hit the lake on opening day of trout season every year. Since I was little, I’ve notoriously caught more fish than anyone else. Sadly, I haven’t found any lakes around Manhattan yet to show off my skills.
8. Name 3 things on your bucket list.
- Travel to Greece.
- Finally master Crow (Yoga).
- Get my Master’s Degree.
9. What is one of your personal mottos or favorite sayings?
“We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison
10. Name a favorite line from a movie. “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” – Dirty Dancing
11. What is your favorite part of your job? What makes you excited to come into the office every day?
I love that I laugh at work every day. I’m lucky to be surrounded by the most genuine and passionate people who truly enjoy what they do. When my work seems more like play, that’s what makes me truly happy.