Meet Stephen, Dossier's Concierge
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Stephen Sides, Dossier’s new concierge.
He’s going to be instrumental in making our daily operations run smoothly by creating some processes, fine-tuning others, and generally bringing order to the happy chaos that is Dossier. (And let us be clear: delightful order > happy chaos, hands down.)
We asked Stephen to tell you a little bit about himself. Here’s what he had to say:
I’M FAIRLY INSATIABLE WHEN IT COMES TO:
Science fiction and fantasy fiction. (Ahem. We hired him even before we’d detected any hints of these proclivities! – Emma)(Though is it really a surprise that we’d be drawn to someone with the same interests? After all, Emma and I did meet through William Gibson, all those years ago. – Katie) I love everything from Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows to James S. A. Corey’s The Expanse to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 to Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files to—ok, so the list keeps going on and on…
Ok, you get two of each!
Books: Yes, Please by Amy Poehler and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (The latter is apparently a Dossier favorite across the board! – E&K)
Movies: Beauty & the Beast and Ordinary People (there are so many more but these give you an idea of the spectrum lol)
Music: (let’s go with two songs that have been in my heavy rotation lately) “The Glow” by Victoria Monét and “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” by Cigarettes After Sex
Artists: Kehinde Wiley (Love! – K) and Adam Ellis
PERSONALITY TYPING? WHY, YES. I’M:
Type 9, The Peacemaker
I DO THE WORK I DO BECAUSE:
As concierge, I love how my support can create positive energy both for the people I work with and the clients we serve.
MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT I:
Was homeschooled, grew up on a farm, and raised dairy goats as a kid.
SECRET FANTASY CAREER/OCCUPATION:
Dairy goat farmer. I’d love to go back to my roots one day and raise Nigerian Dwarf, Alpine, and LaMancha dairy goats. (Let’s have adjoining land! I’ll cuddle the goats and make cheese. Deal? – E)(I’m on my way over with wine for goat-cuddling. -K)
COOLEST/BEST/MOST SATISFYING THING ABOUT WORKING WITH DOSSIER (SO FAR) IS:
How fast our meetings go by! Conversation is great within the team.
20 YEARS FROM NOW, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY I’VE:
Added as much good to the world as I could and eaten as much cheese as I could along the way. (Well, that’s it. He can’t ever leave us. Stephen, you’re stuck with us FOREVERRRRRR… – E)
ANY OTHER PERSONAL DETAILS YOU WANT TO SHARE? (e.g., where you live, family makeup, etc.)
I am a proud bass in the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and my go-to karaoke songs are “Hello” by Lionel Richie, “Consider Yourself” from Oliver!, “I Try to Think About Elvis” by Patty Loveless, and “Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand.
So that’s Stephen. We’re thrilled to have him on our team and looking forward to you getting to know him more. Head over to our Facebook page and give him a warm welcome, won’t you? We want to make sure he knows how very much he’s appreciated.