Ode to Dani, a Blogging Genius

The first time I met Dani, she was sitting on a table, combat boots swinging above the carpet, talking about how she shared a New York City apartment with ten people while she did an internship in the city. I was a Denver Publishing Institute student at the time, and between her comments and those of the two other marketing girls, their words were gold. Since I landed the marketing internship here at Fulcrum, Dani has become more than my immediate supervisor—she has been my teacher: someone who always has an insightful and unique perspective and is a pure marketing guru. This past week, she broke the news that she’s moving on to be the marketing manager for The GLBT Center of Colorado . I’ll miss seeing her Green Lantern coffee mug in the cubby next to mine, surrounded by posters of superheroes and zombies, and looking up obscure websites and movie trailers after she disappointingly shakes her head because she’s the only one in the office who has heard of them.

"Becauseof her bright blue hair, we made friends everywhere we went."

Still, most everyone in the office has known Dani much longer than I, and so I’m posting a few of Dani’s best blogs, moments, and memories from her coworkers. If any of you have anything to say to Dani, be sure to post below!

Our warehouse manager, James Ruiz, on his favorite Dani moment: “I think the first time that I saw her come in with blue hair comes to mind. I still remember Bob’s face when he caught a glimpse. Up to that point I thought I was the only rebel here, with four tattoos, but she showed me up with that wild hair! That young lady will go places, and I wish her all the best!”

Karla, our accounts receivable manager, wrote, “Dani is a very unique individual. It was fun waiting every morning to see what tights she would have on or what color her hair would be. It made the day interesting. She has a great personality and is very talented.”

Finally, Katie, our marketing manager and publicity extraordinaire, had a few memories and photos to share: “Along with being my colleague, Dani was also my roomie in NYC for BEA this past May. Together, we ventured into the Big Apple (In the middle of the night, Dani arrived at the hotel room from another show on the West Coast and scared me half to death. We were both exhausted and only half-grunted at each other before collapsing into a fourteen-hour sleep.) to man our BEAUTIFUL booth, meet Tyra Banks , eat and drink very well, ride the carousel in Central Park, go shopping at H&M, and visit the Met. Because of her bright blue hair, we made friends everywhere we went, and I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for our NYC memories. Maybe someday we’ll meet up there again…Best of luck, Dani! Make us proud! ”


About fulcrumpublishing
Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Publishing is one of the largest independent publishers in the country, with more than 450 active titles. The company maintains a high standard of quality and pride in its books, with the objective of encouraging readers to live life to the fullest and learn something new each day. Fulcrum Publishing specializes in general-interest nonfiction titles with focuses in public policy, education, Native American culture and history, travel and outdoor recreation, environmentalism, and gardening. Fulcrum is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. The Fulcrum Publishing blog is run and updated by Dani Perea. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or ideas by e-mailing her at Dani[at]fulcrumbooks[dot com].

3 Responses to Ode to Dani, a Blogging Genius

  1. Dani Perea says:

    You guys! The hot pink puddle of glitter and gears pooling my feet is my heart, melted by the warmth of this blog entry. You shall all be missed, except for Stacy.

  2. Dani, I am excusing this last comment because your heart is now puddled around your feet, rendering you heartless. Still miss you, Stacy

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