Fearey Firsts: An Inside Look at a Fearey Group employee’s first day

Marya Purrington / April 11, 2016

It’s 11:11 a.m. on my first day at The Fearey Group and I’ve already had four meetings. Yes, four. They know how to get stuff done around here. It’s a welcome change from the usual first-day slump, where you sit at your desk awkwardly trying to look busy. The Fearey Group doesn’t believe in sitting around; they are about getting stuff done…ahead of schedule. They like to jump right in.

So let’s jump right in to who I am and why I work at The Fearey Group now. My name is Marya Purrington and I’m the newest Account Executive here. I graduated from Western Washington University (Go Vikings!) in 2012 with a degree in Public Relations and English. I’m a huge grammar nerd; I will talk nerdy with you any day…unless you like the Oxford Comma. I’m also a true Seattleite. I LOVE Seattle. I’ll talk anything Seattle, from public spaces to sports to transportation. I just love this city.

Why Fearey? I have pretty much wanted to work here since 2012. Fresh out of college, a friend I met over Twitter (hi @jessbartleson) invited me to a monthly social media networking event called #SMLunch. It was held at Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails at Motif Seattle. It was my first interaction with The Fearey Group. It was love at first sight. From there, I began attending #SMLunch all the time, meeting more Fearey staff and becoming more and more obsessed with the firm. The staff really seemed like a team. I made it a personal goal to work there.

And four years later, here I am! I am having trouble containing the amount of excitement I have about working here. I almost can’t even put into words how it feels to be sitting here at my desk, at The Fearey Group…it honestly feels like I’ve achieved a huge goal. But, this is just the beginning and I can’t wait to see how I grow here.

So, let’s get to know each other. Follow me on social media! I’m constantly sharing about Seattle, traveling, family, anything fluffy (if you have a dog, send me its picture please), Seattle sports, local news…everything, and I’d love to connect with you!

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn. I’ll probably be oversharing about how ridiculously excited I am to be working here for the next couple of days, so be forewarned.

Comments (2)

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    Heather Apr 11, 2016, 9:32 PM

    Congrats my dear! So well deserved for both you AND TFG! Enjoy every moment.

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    Lindsey Apr 11, 2016, 10:46 PM

    Congratulations Meowya!

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    Crystal Southcote Apr 12, 2016, 4:27 AM

    Congratulations, Marya! Your excitement is contagious. Thanks for sharing. I wish you all the luck, but something tells me you won't need it.

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    Gerard Apr 14, 2016, 6:12 AM

    Love your positive attitude. Congratulations!

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Marya Purrington

Senior Account Executive

Marya is a communicator, strategist and self-professed grammar nerd. She’s always challenging herself to think outside of the box and be creative when it comes to working with clients. Marya has an extensive background in strategic communications and social media, working for the Washington State Bar Association and the Downtown Seattle Association prior to The Fearey Group. Marya has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and English from Western Washington University. Marya discovered The Fearey Group in 2012 at #SMLunch and made it her goal to work there. Now, she’s excited to be a part of this fearless team.

In her spare time, you can find Marya exploring Seattle, petting dogs, traveling the world, attending Sounders games or volunteering for various charities like We Day, Kingdom Hope and Get Hitched, Give Hope.