Corinne Mayberry

1. Where are you from? 

I was born in Aztec, New Mexico, but I’ve lived in Utah most of my life.  

 

2. What and where have you studied? 

I received my associate degree from UVU, and I graduated from BYU with my bachelor’s in experiential design management (formerly known as recreation management and youth leadership). 

 

3. Where have you previously worked? 

Some of my favorite places to work have been the Lehi Senior Center, USU Extension, and Thanksgiving Point. 

 

4. What is your current job title? Please describe what you do in that position. 

I am currently the projects and events manager on the external relations team for the McKay School. I have the privilege of managing the student creative team (they design flyers, brochures, and programs or take pictures and record videos), assisting with office management, and planning events such as Homecoming, Dinner with a Principal, Grad Bash, and team meetings.  I am also the OPAC rep and a wellness advocate for McKay School staff.  

 

5. What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

During COVID-19, I “learned” how to knit . . . Sort of.  I don’t recommend this, but I knitted like four oddly shaped “dish rags” and went straight to a sweater. The sweater is also very oddly shaped, too big, and has a number of backwards stitches. But I love it and am very proud of it! 

 

6. What was the first career you dreamed of having as a kid? 

A teacher. I have always loved helping kids and youth learn or achieve something more.  

 

7. Do you collect anything? 

As a kid, I started to collect turtles. Stuffed turtles, little toys, turtle puzzles, etc. I don’t really actively collect them now, but I also don’t ignore the opportunity if I see something turtle-y and worthwhile. 

 

8. If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Potatoes! I love potatoes in almost every form: mashed, baked, hashbrowns, fries, etc.   

 

9. Where could we find you on most Saturday mornings? 

One of my favorite Saturday traditions is making pancakes.  

 

10. Would you rather spend a night out on the town or stay home inside with a book? 

Oh, I love both! Can I just do one on Friday and the other on Saturday?  😉 

 

11. Your house is on fire, you have 3 minutes to grab 3 things. What are they? 

I have a little box with gold buttons from my grandpa’s navy uniform, a Cabbage Patch doll from my sister, and my dog.  

 

12. What is one thing you can’t live without?  

Water. I love water almost as much as I love potatoes. I realize I literally can’t live without it, but it truly is my beverage of choice. 

 

13. What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis? 

It’s not a movie quote—it’s a me quote—but I am known to say, “Oh, my heart” a lot. Other quotes include, “Mary mashed them,” “You threw off my groove,” “Not you! I don’t even know you!” and “It’s a race! I’m winning.”