“Everyone needs people who have their backs and will support them,” says Chris Lubarski, Account Coordinator in our Fargo office.
In his case, those teams are his family and colleagues. “I spend a lot of time with my family and loved ones. Since starting at Flint, I’ve had the support of my team here, too. I also like watching sports, and I play on basketball and volleyball teams.”
Thankfully his teammates value him, too, since he admits: “It’s a great way to get a work out, since I like staying active, but I don’t have the patience or attention span to go for a run.
“With the Flint Group, I focus on clients who operate through dealer groups. I help manage their direct marketing campaigns and provide marketing support for dealers. We also work on print ads, events coordination and setup, and we’re always bringing new ideas to clients,” Chris says.
Wheely great event
“Right now, I’m working on the Ride the Red project, which is Saturday, September 15 in Fargo-Moorhead. It’s a bicycle ride along the Red River to benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley,” Chris says.
A new team member on November 10
Chris spends most evenings with his fiancée, Jennifer Austing. “Jenn and I make supper together, then relax and work on wedding plans. I’m making the invitations, programs and other elements. Next up are the wine bottle labels for our big day, which is November 10 of this year.”
“We spend nearly every weekend traveling to visit our family members, which is always worth the miles,” Chris says. “Jenn and I made it to a Twins game this summer, which was awesome and we hope to make that an annual event. Otherwise, we catch them on TV when we can.”
“I have always enjoyed playing sports: basketball, football, track and field when I was in high school. Nowdays, I am more interested basketball, volleyball and softball. I do wish I had more time for sports, but I maximize what I can do. Having a full-time job is definitely different than being in college. You have to really prioritize and manage your time,” Chris explains.
Go for it, Chris. We’ve got your back!
Get to know a Flintster: Q + A with Chris!
What’s your dream job? I am not sure exactly what that is yet, but I’m pretty sure that I am on the right path.
Which job would you not want to have? I would definitely not want to be the guy who cleans out Porta-Pottys. I can’t imagine that being enjoyable.
What was your first job? My first job was at my high school during the summers as a technology assistant. I helped update, move, clean and maintain our school’s computers and network. I also helped distribute the staff orders for the upcoming school year.
What did it teach you? It taught me that there are a lot of things that need to go right behind the scenes to make things work the way they should.
What is one thing you’d be willing to practice for an hour a day? If I had the time, patience and an actual guitar…it would be playing guitar.
What’s the best advice you ever got? In high school football we had mottos like, “Believe and Achieve” and “Impossible is Nothing.” Those were a big part of the best advice I’ve received. Through those mottos, our coach continuously told us that we could do anything we put our minds to, no matter what other people thought or what the opposition looked like.
What sound do you love? A baby’s laugh…it always makes you smile and laugh.
What scent do you love? Fresh-cut grass