Wendy Manalac

What’s the best piece of advice you've ever gotten? I've picked up a lot of great advice over the years, but this stuck with me: "Image is what people say about you as you enter a room full of strangers—your reputation is what people say about you after you leave that room."

What inspires you? The smiles on my kids' faces when I look at them and the way my dog always wags her tail when I walk into the room.

A mixture of the favorites:

  • Favorite Musician: Jimmy Buffett
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with an ocean and sand
  • Favorite Movie: Ocean’s 11
  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
  • Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
  • Favorite Pie: My Grandmother’s homemade Chocolate Pie

Who’s your role model for going "above and beyond expectations"? I’m not trying to be a suck-up, but Melody Proud is a great role model. She and I have worked together for over 10 years and I can honestly say that she is the definition of "going above and beyond expectations."

What’s your favorite "guilty pleasure"? Listening to punk rock music

What’s the most fun thing about working at MP? It’s great to work with people who enjoy what they do every day.

Name one thing about yourself that would surprise people? Wendy is not my real name. It is a nickname I received as a child because I talked a lot. My real name is Mary.