For whatever reason, I have never really dressed up on Halloween. I always appreciate the costumes other people wear and think they are very creative, but for some reason I never spend the time to find a costume (or wear one) or go to Halloween parties. In reality, I think I have only ever gone to one Halloween part (in Junior High) and I didn’t wear a costume.

On Friday, employees were allowed to wear their costumes to work and there were some great ones! The Auburn branch went as the cast of Glee! and the Federal Building branch were the Flintstones. There was a unicorn, garden gnome (complete with slug), panda bear, puss in boots, and so much more. It was really great to see everyone celebrate their creative side and show off their costumes.

My step-son is going as a Green Bay Packer this year (his favorite team even though he has always lived in Seattle) and I am sure he will be adorable.

So, what are you going as for Halloween? What about the kiddos?

Melina Young

My name is Melina Young and I am the director of marketing at Verity Credit Union. I love everything to do with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media – especially all the research that goes into making a product or service really work for our members and making sure the right people hear about it. In addition to my time spent marketing, I have a blog and write about celiac disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2010. Basically, I can’t eat any of those foods we all love that are made with wheat, barley or rye.

I have also recently started running and completed my first 5k in 2011. Some people may not know that I used to do a lot of acting, dancing and singing in my life. I was in a Nike commercial with Gary Payton in junior high (if anyone ever finds the footage please send it my way!) and I used to compete as an opera singer in high school. I almost majored in musical theater in college, but I’m very glad with my decision to study marketing!

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