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Meet a Pro – The FreightPros Interview Series : Ashley Phillips

Go Longhorns!
Go Longhorns!
Meet a PRO: Ashley Phillips Position: Senior Account Manager Hometown : Odessa, TX. I went to Permian High, the high school from “Friday Night Lights.” Mojo! University : Texas, Texas, Texas. Burnt orange is my color. How long have you been a FreightPro? Three years In one word, describe the freight industry. Chaotic How long have you lived in Austin? Since 2004, so it’ll be ten years in August. What’s your favorite thing about Austin? I would say the culture, and the open-minded nature of the people. Growing up in Odessa is very different, and I love Austin for its freedom of ideas. It allows me to raise my kids in the environment that I want to. How old are your kids? Trinity is 11 and Jacob is 4. What’s your least favorite thing about Austin? Traffic. I spend an hour and a half commuting each day, 45 minutes each way. I call it “Slowpac” instead of Mopac. It’s ridiculous. Where is the coolest place you’ve been? Las Vegas is certainly my favorite place to go. It’s Disneyworld for adults. I love it. Favorite book or movie? Favorite book is “Water for Elephants.” Then for movie, I can watch “Grandma’s Boy,” all day long. Grandma’s Boy? Yeah? It’s hilarious! It’s not like I’m watching it with my kids! Laughs. Favorite sport? University of Texas football. So it’s time for THE DESERT ISLAND ROUND. Ready? Name three foods you’d take with you to a desert island. Butter Rum Muffins, Prime Rib Steak, and a loaded salad with ranch. Name a band or song. Anything by Eric Church. Essential piece of clothing? Hoodie and flip-flops. Don’t leave home without them. Alright, now comes the lightning round. Apples or oranges? Oranges. Beatles or Stones? Beatles. Hunger Games or Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey? Hunger Games. Fox News or NPR? Fox News. Kanye West vs. Jay-Z? OR Garth Brooks vs. George Strait? Kanye and George. THAT would be awesome. Haha. Final question. Hidden talent or something unique about yourself? Gosh. Well, I can’t say the name “Roy?” Roy? Yep. My husband makes fun of me all the time. I just hope I don’t get a customer named Roy!

Logan Theissen

Logan is a Content Marketing Associate at FreightPros in charge of social media and content creation. He has a writing degree from the University of Oklahoma, but lives life on the edge and resides in Longhorn country. He loves Murakami books, Tarantino movies, and Vonnegut books. Lots of books. One day he will own a dog, but first he'll have to get a yard.

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