Tuesday | Aug 21, 2012

Meet the Blogger!

Well, ahem, this is uncomfortable. Hi. My name is Amy. (Now you say, in unison and your most Simpson-esque voice, “Hi, Amy.”) I’m the blogging, facebooking, tweeting, pinterest-posting part of Opera Omaha. During an employee transition at the end of 2011, I took over the social media responsibilities for Opera Omaha. I knew less than nothing about most social media. Now I feel comfortable enough to say, “We’ve come a long way baby.” 

This morning, at our weekly staff meeting, I was looking for a blog topic. My darling co-worker, Cammy Watkins, said that I should be the topic and that she was going to write the article. To my horror, she did. Here it is. Meet the blogger!

Written by Opera Omaha’s Production Coordinator, Cammy Watkins.

Do you tweet, Facebook or Pinterest with Opera Omaha?  If so, then you have been interacting with Opera Omaha’s own Social Media Diva Amy Ellefson!  Amy, who celebrates her 1 year anniversary with Opera Omaha on August 25th, has become the face of Opera Omaha for all things social media!  Not only is Amy keeping the twitterverse  a buzz with pithy commentary, she has also helped many of us “old-timers” reminisce about the shows of yore by posting old production shots on The Facebook. (Yes, I call it The Facebook. Clearly, I’m not as hip as Amy!)
On top of bringing sexy back to opera via the internet, Amy is also the pleasant voice that answers your calls and smiling face that greets you at the door when you visit our offices!  Don’t  think that Amy’s skills are limited to social media and receptionist work.  Amy has a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies and is currently working on a Master of Science in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. I am sure that this, coupled with her experience during her days in trucking, will make her a force to be reckoned with!  
With 5 children and a husband at home Amy is a busy bee. Amy said this about her busy lifestyle, “Things haven’t changed much since I was 10 years old. I generally spend the traditional school year attending school and the summer playing. I have a husband and five kids so I just have a few more people to spend time with.”
Next time you tweet, post, or pin make sure you give Amy a shout out and if you are planning on going to happy hour invite her a long or be sure to toast the Opera Omaha Social Media Diva!
Amy enjoying popcorn with her youngest son, Ramsey


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