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What’s up! I’m Katherine Langdon, communications manager at Springfree Trampoline.
How long have you been working at Springfree Trampoline?
I’ve been working at Springfree Trampoline for 1 year, 10 months, 4 days.
What is your job title and what does your job entail?
As the communications manager I take care of our PR activity in North America, act as a lead writer and editor and manage a fantastic team in digital communications and stakeholder relations. We’re a small team so we get to dabble in each other’s projects and gain a great level of experience in the company.
What has been a highlight of your time working here?
There have been a few. Some of our media appearances have blown me away; being on Ellen and the Today show are at the top of that list. Most recently though I’d say it’s been our team’s work with our athlete ambassadors. I’m so proud of the relationship we’ve built with Karen, Jason, Rosie, Steven and Jeff. It’s a true partnership and we stand back in awe when they compete on the world stage.
What do you like most about your job?
The team. I’m fortunate to work with a group of people who are so skilled in their specialties yet still have the ambition to learn more.
What do you like most about the company?
Our spirit. From accounting to web development to customer service to logistics and communications, we’re all here for the same reason.
What’s a funny/unique fact about yourself?
I never learned to ride a bike. I don’t know why, it just never happened!
What’s your favourite Springfree Trampoline model to bounce on?
It’s really hard to pick but I have to go with the S113 large square. I tend to run for it in our showroom out back when we all go for a jump.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Springfree Trampolines?
Our purpose. If someone had told me when I graduated school that I’d be working for a trampoline company in a couple of years I would have laughed. But here we all are and we’re here for the same reason. We believe that there is a better way to build a trampoline and a safer way for kids to have fun in their backyard.
What did you think about when you first jumped on a Springfree?
Believe it or not, I had never been on a trampoline before I started working here. My first experience on the Springfree was incredibly fun. I was surprised at how quickly it can tire you out! Since then I’ve jumped on both a spring-based trampoline and a Springfree Trampoline and there’s no competition. The security I feel on a Springfree lets me jump freely and get in a great workout. I was a quick believer like most of our customers.