Employee Spotlight - Blythe
Blythe is a force of nature, a wild woman, and a rock star. Although she’s only worked with us for two years, she is tightly woven into the fabric of Mountain Madness. As a hard-working member of our production team, she can do everything from pouring lip balms to whipping up batches of our handmade soap (not a simple task). Blythe is a loving mom, an outstanding cook, and a lover of all things outdoors. Above all that, Blythe is a dear friend. She makes delicious food to share in the staff kitchen, she roller skates in the parking lot with fellow employees on lunch break, and you can count on her to be everybody’s cheerleader. The Mountain Madness staff is a family, and Blythe is an energetic and well-loved member.
How long have you been at MMS and what is your job here? 2 years and I am a production technician.
How did you get your job at MMS? Alyssa (friend and production manager) got me an interview.
What is your favorite part about working at MMS? How diverse our group is, but also how well we all get along and work together.
Sometimes ‘it’s the little things’ – what’s one little thing about MMS you love. Knowing that if life happens everyone here has my back.
How do collaborate when you are at work? I’m the best soap licker* here, need something tested? I’m your gal.
What skills do feel you most often use at work? Creativity and resourcefulness.
What is your superpower? Being a well of knowledge.
What is your favorite part of the workday? My lunch break tea with Kami and Mike, roller-blading with Heather on breaks.
What are your hobbies? Rock climbing, backpacking, really anything outside.
*We better explain what a ‘soap licker’ is. Cold process soap is made with lye. Once the soap is made, the process of saponification occurs, and the lye is consumed by the chemical reaction of making soap from the lye and the vegetable fats. If too much lye is introduced in the process of making, the result is a lye heavy soap which is not suitable for use. One way to test a soap if you think it’s lye heavy, is to lick it. If the soap has too much lye in it, it will give your tongue a little "shock".