Hi all! My name is Amy Crandall and I am a distribution specialist, which consists of being a machine operator, bookmaker, shipper, and miscellaneous office duties. I joined Creative Memories in 2002, Valentine’s day to be exact.
Picking, packing, and shipping your orders is one of my daily duties. I also run a few of the machines that create the components of your albums before we put them together with tender loving care. We have a small crew, but we go where the work is, flexing to different areas to get the work done. It’s my “at work family” and I wouldn’t trade them for anything! My twin sister, Beth, also works within our small team. And we actually get along…lol!
I have a daughter who is finishing her last semester at the University of Minnesota in the graphic design program. (Very proud mom moment!!!) My significant other, Dean, has a son who started 9th grade this year. Bryant is the typical 14-year-old, always testing us. Soon he will be driving…YIKES! We also have 2 dogs, a Shih Tzu Bichon named Jasper and a Black Lab named Girl. Oh, and don’t forget the chickens. I love our whole family!
Dean and I met almost 3 years ago on a blind date. His twin sister set us up and it’s been perfect ever since. So perfect that I was able to donate one of my kidneys to him this past April. It was a match made in heaven! We are both doing well, he is feeling so much better with his new kidney. Soul mate? Yes, I believe in that!
Camping, gardening, fishing, bowling, casino road trips, and just hanging out at home are some of my favorite things to do when I’m not at work. This summer, we took a week long family trip hauling our pop up camper through Yellowstone, Devil’s Tower and Mt. Rushmore. The scenery was beautiful. There’s something about the great outdoors, right? We live on a lake so we try to get out fishing as much as we can. I don’t like to eat fish; I just like to catch them!
CM has been a big part of my life the last 15 years, and it will be a big part many years to come. I’m very excited to see where the future takes us!