So funny story. We’re not actually located in Palo Alto California. We are in Eugene Oregon. Over the years, we’ve been asked a number of times “How’s the weather in California?”, so much so that we almost think it belongs on our FAQ page. But we’re happy to continue answering, because we understand – it seems like a sure thing given the name of our company.
In the spirit of that question, and to show off why we love living in Eugene Oregon so much, we’re starting a new series on this blog called Hometown Pride. Team members at PAS will express why they love living in “Unique” Eugene.
We just got an update from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lane County about the pair Palo Alto Software sponsored this past winter. We’re super proud of Tom and Chip and want to share their story with you.
If you happen to read our company CEO’s blog or follow her on Twitter, you probably already know she is a mom. A very proud and active mom of three very rambunctious boys. She writes extensively about the parenting and work mix of being a busy CEO for a small but growing technology company and an active and involved mom, and how she makes it work for her.
Mandi Cody works in our customer care department. She’s the first person you see when you walk in the door to our physical office in Eugene Oregon. And today, if you walked in to see us, you’d probably notice something a little different about Mandi.
What have business planning and reducing pollution in Angkor Wat, Cambodia have in common? Not a lot you may think but you’d be wrong! In fact one of the participants in this years McKinsey Mekong Business Plan Challenge 2011 (co-sponsored by Palo Alto Software) wrote a fantastic business plan seeking to encourage the adaption of environmentally friendly transport in the region.
Teri’s second-in-command on the Documentation Team is Sara Prentice Manela. Sara has an encyclopedic knowledge of all of our software. As help author, she literally wrote the book on it for us.
When not explaining the difference between assets and expenses, or extracting business lessons from hit movies, Sara keeps busy chasing her cats, her 4 year old son, and the local raccoons and possums out of her garden.