We are excited to welcome Carrie Marvin to The Bailey Group team as an Account Research Coordinator (soon to be Account Executive).
Take a moment to get to know Carrie in her own words.
Before The Bailey Group
As a Junior in high school, I was awarded a scholarship to attend summer school at Harvard University during the summer before my Senior year. After graduating high school, I joined the US Air Force and repaired aircraft for about 8 years. I chose to pursue a degree where I could use my mechanical ability which led to various roles where I learned how to manufacture windows, hose clamps, aircraft ignition systems, and adult beverages. Years later, I went back to school to earn my MBA from University of North Florida.
After the Air Force, I landed a position at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) where my experience transferred into managing their work order system and other processes in the Facilities Department. I am grateful I was able to learn American Sign Language while working at the FSDB. St. Augustine has a large population of Deaf people and I find it rewarding to be able to have conversations in sign language when I’m around town.
Discovering The Bailey Group
I first heard about The Bailey Group from Becky Cromwell. From the beginning, she loved the job and her role. I thought the honeymoon would be over within a year. But, I kept seeing her every once in a while, and years later, she still loved her job. So, I thought, “I need to get in on this!”
The most appealing thing is that I get to use my analytical skills and abilities to solve problems. The part that’s even better is that The Bailey Group doesn’t just “take” from its employees, it provides a great environment and offers many great incentives in return for a job well done.
Outside of The Bailey Group
I love to sew! I sew anything that appeals to me. If I think I can do it, I just start sewing, google it, ask a friend, or find a pattern to figure it out.
The most popular thing I sew is “T-shirt Quilts.” I take piles of sentimental t-shirts and turn them into useful blankets that people can enjoy.
I also love to travel. I am very fortunate to have visited many countries while in the military and after. My portfolio includes: Italy, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, China, India, South Korea, and more.
It wasn’t until much later in life, I discovered the magic of Disney, so I also enjoy the Disney Parks and Hotels as frequently as possible.
Mark Bailey, Jr. is the Senior Marketing Manager of NFP's Atlantic region. Before joining the company, Mark was a production assistant on the tv show Glee and an on-air talent on 95.1 WAPE. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance and corporate benefits space. Mark is an avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan and loves to spend his free time building custom mechanical keyboards.