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Sabrina Parsons is TORN

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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.

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A Day Without Shoes

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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.

She’s barefoot.

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Business Planning in Cambodia

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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.

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Sales and Marketing Pro Village – Sara Prentice Manela

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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.

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Sales and Marketing Pro Village – Teri Epperly

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Behind every great author is a great editor. And behind our great new Sales and Marketing Pro software, is our great documentation team. Surrounding themselves with Thesauruses, Dictionaries, and other books with lots of words in them is just one of the ways to identify what their jobs are at the company. The other being their ability to find an errant semi colon in 30 seconds flat.

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Sales and Marketing Pro Village – Jay Snider

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Making it through the final push to launch Sales and Marketing Pro while in the midst of his annual junk food embargo was no easy feat for Jay, our copywriter and resident word guy. His love of sweets and baked goods is legendary. So imagine him nibbling carrots and celery while the rest of the marketing team was elbows-deep in the goody-drawer. That’s what we call self-control.

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Sales and Marketing Pro Village – Peter Thorsson

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Meet Peter.

Peter works in our Business Development office. He works on all of the partner relationships and is responsible for the awesome offers and resources we provide in our software.

Peter has been with Palo Alto Software for about a year now. He and his wife came to Oregon from the East coast. NYC to be exact, where he worked at Nickelodeon, a division of Viacom. Peter has a wicked wit that keeps the rest of us on the marketing team rolling in laughter. So far the only thing we have found issue with is his irrational dislike of eggplant.

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