Deborah, or more commonly known around the office as Debbie, is our Media + Creative expert! With her sunny disposition, she has no inhibitions, and drives through a variety of projects at Andson. We got to sit down with her and have a chat:
Tell us where you’re from!
“I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the US in 1994 at the age of 14.”
Did anything exciting happen when you started school here?
“I received a full scholarship to Musicians Institute when I was 16 years old and was their youngest student at the time! I moved to LA from San Diego with my family where I attended the school for a little over a year before taking on a full time music career. I have played and recorded music professionally since I was 17 years old.”
With music being such a big part of your identity, is there anything else that’s equally as important or that you like to do in your down time?
“I don’t have much down time! But I try to spend as much down time with my family as possible. Also I read a lot and have an affinity with animals. I spend much of my time learning about what humans can do to lessen their suffering.”
What did you do just before joining Andson?
“I worked for a video production company for 5 years.”
Give us a glimpse into a typical day at the Andson office for you:
“Every day is different for me. It can be as tedious as resizing photos for hours and proof reading documents, to activities as exciting as video shoots and coming up with new ad campaigns with Anthony.”
What brought Andson into your life and what makes you stick around?
“I had done some video work for Andson at the previous company. Upon learning of my leaving, Anthony and Sonia offered me a full time position for Andson. I am someone who has to do things that matter, in every aspect of my life. I get no gratification using my time for petty and ultimately meaningless projects. I believe in the Andson mission and with every day and every project, no matter how small, I feel like I’m working towards something powerful, significant, and much bigger than myself.”
How big of an impact does family have on you?
“Huge. I have a very small family, only about 6 of us. When you immigrate together, you tend to bond more so than usual. I am very close to both my parents. In moving to Las Vegas, I found the love of my life and we married last year.”
Share some Debbie wisdom for the world:
“Question everything! Also, if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”