Who are you?
I’m Rachael Portier, a 22-year-old Marketing major at Southeastern Louisiana University with a love for all things nerdy. I love photography, 90s rock music, web design, and I'm a sucker for cute stationary. Oh, and if you ever want to compete to see who can quote more Disney movies, I’ll definitely win.
What do you do?
I am a digital marketer here at 5 Stones. I collaborate with our team to publish social media ads and website content to make sure your business makes a positive impact online.
Why do you love working for 5 Stones Media?
I believe that surrounding yourself with happy, positive people is one of the most influential things you can do in life, and that’s what walking into 5 Stones is like every day. I knew I wanted to work with websites and advertising from a young age, and started teaching myself the basics of web coding in middle school. I’ve always wanted to work in a creative environment and being here gives me the satisfaction of seeing what a positive impact the work I’m doing has on others. I feel as if I’m part of team that not only wants to better the company on a daily basis, but that also each carry the self-discipline to want to better themselves, both personally and professionally. That inspires me to be a harder-working creative than I was the day before.
What is something no one knows about you?
I love thrifting! One of my favorite places to shop is Goodwill, and majority of the clothes in my closet are from there. I love finding old treasures and turning them into something new. Any time I travel, I make a point to explore a new flea market. I truly believe that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
What is your proudest achievement?
Throughout all thirteen years of grade school - kindergarten through 12th grade - I never missed a single day of school. I was never tardy and I never left early.
What is one thing you can't live without?
Definitely my dogs. I currently have 4, and they are always so excited to see me every time I come home. Even if I’ve had a horrible day, their cute little faces never fail to cheer me up. Oh, and they’re great listeners, too.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Whether it be capturing the moment in photos, taking on a new DIY project, or designing something in photoshop, I just love to create and learn something new. I’m currently working on a personal blog because I love to document my experiences through writing and photography. I’m also obsessed with anything mystery-related, fact or fiction. Forensic Files is one of my favorite shows to binge watch and I always head straight to that genre when looking for a new book to read.
What is your favorite quote?
“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t realize we were seeds.”