To be a good HR manager, you need to be a good listener–and that’s one of Ashley’s number one skills! Fortunately, she doesn’t have to hear all of us PreSonus folks complain her ear off all day, she occasionally gets free time to listen to her favorite music on either her Eris 4.5 monitors or her HD9 headphones in her office. Get to know more about Ashley for PreSonus Fam Friday!
How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Two and a half years!
What’s your official job title?
Human Resources Manager.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
My favorite thing about my job is occasionally being able to problem solve in a way that significantly relieves or inspires one of our employees. I chose to work for PreSonus (and move to Baton Rouge!) because I love, love, love music. The way that our company passionately contributes to the music industry is inspiring for me. We function like a big family here in a lot of ways—that’s what has kept me around!
Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
“A Series of Hilariously Unfortunate Events.”
What was the first 8-track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
I can’t remember if it was Backstreet Boys’ Backstreet’s Back or Aqua’s Aquarium. I’m going to say BSB because I have tickets to their 2019 tour and they’re in my blood.
Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Massive Attack, always.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
“Love Song” by Sara Bareilles because it’s in my range and easy for me to sing when I’m intoxicated enough to choose karaoke.
Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? OR when you’re not at PreSonus, what are you up to?
I assist with research in the field of psychology with former professors of mine at Southeastern Louisiana University. We actually just had an article published this year. I keep up with current research in the field, as well.
Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products.
InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere…. Unfortunately, I am not invited to most of these events because I have to stay on-site and do HR things. Our holiday parties and crawfish boils are fairly memorable, though!
Got any tips for us?
Eris 4.5s and the HD9s. My tips for the HD9s…
What are you currently working on at PreSonus? What’s next for you?
I am currently working on ways to maintain employee morale and make our benefits as user-friendly and relevant as possible. There have been recent shifts in the field of HR—various movements and millennial influences have challenged the field. It’s exciting to be a part of that change. I’m hoping to be a hardcore HR rockstar within the next 5 years minimum.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
I type 136 wpm and I have oddly sensitive ears. I’m a bit of an audiophile and if your sound system is too bright I’m gonna be the first one to point it out.
Anything else you want to share?
Yes! Adopt, don’t shop.