Staff Profile – Amanda Parinella

HOMETOWN
Austin, Texas

FAMILY
Dad, Mark, Mom, Mary Helen and Brother, Nick who plays college football at Rhodes College in Memphis

EDUCATION
I majored in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional Management (RHIM) at Texas Tech University, and just graduated in May 2014.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUR FIELD?
I have always been interested in planning events and the hospitality industry, and all throughout high school and college I worked in the field, so specified my major in event coordinating

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH CORDILLERA RANCH?
I interned summer 2013 and started full-time June 2014.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING IN THE HILL COUNTRY?
The atmosphere and how peaceful it is out here. You can’t get a better view of the Hill Country sunset anywhere else!

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?
Music, playing sports, movies, girls nights out, and spending time with my family and friends

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?
To watch: football… Wreck ‘Em Tech!
To play: soccer and swimming

FAVORITE SPORTING EVENT YOU’VE ATTENDED?
Texas Tech vs. University of Missouri Football game in 2011. Mizzou was ranked #12 and Texas Tech was predicted to lose and we came out with the win and final score of 24-17. Everyone rushed the field and we had a stadium “RAIDER POWER” going!

FAVORITE QUOTE?
“Never let the fear of striking out keep from playing the game”

FAVORITE TYPE OF EVENTS?
I love all kinds, ranging from weddings to birthday parties to any kind of celebration!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Learning to handle having a lot on my plate at once and making sure I get everything done on time.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
The outcome of an event, and feeling accomplished knowing the members had a great time and the event was successful for them.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OR FEATURE AT CORDILLERA RANCH?
The employees as well as members, everyone is always so friendly!

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