Meet Marie, Our Technical Writer

by Andrea Kang, in Meet Our Team, posted 1/16/08
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How long have you been with Network Automation?

Since August of 2007.

What’s your title or job description?

Technical Writer

What’s the best part of your job?

Learning about and working with AutoMate BPA Server 7, interacting with a great team, and getting the chance to listen to music on my new Ipod Nano (4GB).

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve encountered so far?

Trying to learn all the actions in the Task Builder and their functions.

Walk us through a typical day for you…

My days are usually a mixture of learning more about the product, writing about what I’ve learned, talking with Joe (Chief Operations Officer) or Scott (Chief Technology Officer) when I have questions, and getting more training on the product when necessary.

AutoMate BPA Server 7 has a lot of outstanding new features.  Which ones are you most excited to educate customers about?

There are so many!  I especially love the WorkFlow Designer because it's a powerful, flexible tool that makes creating workflows so easy.  It's also fun to play around with!

What advice would you offer someone who is trying out AutoMate BPA Server 7 for the first time?

Schedule a free online seminar with Dallas to learn more about the product.  She’s awesome!  (

What’s the best part about working for Network Automation?

Being part of a great team.

When you’re not locked away behind a computer, what are you usually doing during your free time?

Exercising, hiking, cooking, and hanging out with friends.

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

I love to cook comfort foods like hearty stews and fish dishes.

Where’s your hometown?

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas but I moved to Austin, TX for college and stayed there for the next 15 years. 

What do you miss most about Texas?

My family!  I miss spending quality time with them just hanging out and playing board games.

What do you like most about living in Los Angeles?

All the great places to see and visit, like the Griffith Observatory and the beautiful beaches. 

What’s something your coworkers don’t know about you?

I love yoga!  I teach yoga when I can and I also write for a yoga magazine.

What’s the last book you read?

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  It’s an excellent book.

Describe your ideal vacation…

I’m not sure where it would be, but it would involve a combination of the following:  family, kids, dogs, movies, food, and a beach.

What will you be doing when you retire?

Spending time with my family and working to help others, whether it’s through charity work or through yoga and meditation.