MIM Staff

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Memphis in May Staff

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Staff Spotlight


Natalia Yarger, Graphic Designer

  1. WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL?
    My job entails creating stories with visuals so that people want to hear all about Memphis in May. I make the first impression.

  2. HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT Memphis in May?
    4 years, 5 Festivals.

  3. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING AT MEMPHIS IN MAY?
    When I’m not working at Memphis in May, I transform into a mom – a cool mom. I spend my time painting/drawing on weekends. I also enjoy signing up for half marathons and regretting it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

  4. WHAT inspires you?
    People…everyone has a story.

  5. WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
    Seeing people react to my work, even if they have no idea I did it (I think that’s the best reaction to see).

  6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMPHIS IN MAY MEMORY?
    Creating the logo for Colombia. It was my first time creating the honored country logo, and it happens to be my father’s native country!

  7. FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM?
    Can I choose Snapchat? When I’m not being a super-cool mom or creating masterpieces, I love to swap faces with Rhianna!! I mean, who wouldn’t?!

  8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
    Sushi. The cure for everything.

  9. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BAND?
    I love songs, not bands. I love anything hip-hop, rap, indie or pop. Fun Fact – I’m notorious for rapping at weddings.

  10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT/VACATION?
    Orange Beach – My parents just recently bought a house there. A 6 hour drive, a beach, and a free place to stay – you can’t beat that!


Annette Blunck, Office Manager

  1. WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL?
    I am the first face/voice that most people see or hear when they reach out to Memphis in May and I love that role. I do a little bit of everything—customer service; payment processing; merchandise orders; mailings; barbecue team and barbecue judge wrangling. My job is never boring.

  2. HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT Memphis in May?
    I’ve been here for four hectic, wonderful years.

  3. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING AT MEMPHIS IN MAY?
    Hang out with friends; read; listen to music. Recently, I’ve learned to kayak and snorkel. I parasailed last year for the first time. I guess I’m a bit of a closet adventurer!

  4. WHAT inspires you?
    I am inspired by kindness. Kind people and random acts of kindness are never lost on me. I try to share my good fortune with those around me.

  5. WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
    I love my co-workers. We have the best team ever. We are as much a family as we are co-workers, and that includes our staff and volunteers!

  6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMPHIS IN MAY MEMORY?
    I have so many great MIM memories, but one of the best happened this past May when a bunch of MIM staffers spontaneously gathered to watch the closing fireworks at 901Fest. The fireworks were amazing, but being with our team at the very end of the festival was also quite special.

  7. FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM?
    Instagram. Duh?

  8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
    Cheese. Fancy cheese. Simple cheese. Melted cheese. I just like it!

  9. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE BAND?
    Bon Jovi. He doesn’t need a band. Just Bon Jovi. Forever.

  10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT/VACATION?
    I am a warm-weather lover. St. Martin was beautiful.

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