Spotlight: Marketing Specialist Sara Byre
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sara heads up the Dream it. Do it. South Dakota initiative to engage, educate, and excite local youth about careers in manufacturing through the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” contest. She is passionate about exposing more students to technical career paths and mitigating the workforce gap seen in manufacturing today. Her other areas of focus at SDMTS include event planning, marketing, and customer service.
What do you do at South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions?
I mainly focus on marketing, events, and the Dream it. Do it. "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" initiative.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the variety and responsibility I get with my job. Every day is different. I love being able to be use my creativity and analytical thinking when I am looking at challenging problems. Of course, I also love the people I work with. We have a great synergy!
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
If I am looking for advice, I like to open up my Bible. It's packed full of guidance I try to live by.
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I have gone indoor skydiving before, and would definitely love to try the real thing sometime.
What’s your favorite thing about Sioux Falls?
My favorite thing about Sioux Falls is the people. Most of my family and friends live in Sioux Falls. It's where I grew up, so I have a lot of fond memories here. I also love all the new businesses opening up. It's fun to try new things!
Name a tool you could not live without. Why?
My phone! I've got Google, email, and music all the at touch of my finger.
What’s one of MTS’ best-kept secrets?
I would say one of MTS' best-kept secrets is the measurable and validated business results we provide our clients. We use an independent third-party to conduct surveys to provide information about the quantifiable impacts clients can attribute to our services.
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