Photos by Paul Flessland
Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.
Meet our photographer and learn what makes her a perfect fit for our company.
“I’m from West Fargo, North Dakota, and attended NDSU for visual arts with an emphasis in photography. Previous to Spotlight Media, I worked for Vanity, Inc. as a product photographer and also own a freelance photography business.”
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love any type of concert or live music, traveling whenever I can, drawing, watching dance, and attempting to garden.”
What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“My favorite book is ‘The Secret Life of Bees.'”
Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I’m super competitive and I’m allergic to basically everything.”
What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“The company culture! I had a few friends who worked here and it seemed like they were always having fun and genuinely loved their jobs.”
What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“The opportunity to photograph such a wide variety of subjects. Being a photographer is really fun because sometimes having a camera around your neck gives you an automatic backstage pass to places and events you wouldn’t otherwise be able to see or attend. I’m excited to see what kind of cool situations I can get myself into.”
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“I’d keep my own because it’s the coolest.”
Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Jake Johnson (aka Nick Miller from New Girl). He’s a guy but I’m convinced we are the same person.”
Check out Hillary Ehlen’s photography at hillaryehlen.com.