Meet the BRI: Monica

November 14, 2012

Meet the Bathroom Reader StaffIn honor of our 25th anniversary, we think it might finally be time to introduce you to the people behind this amazing series. We will be posting brief interviews with each of the staff members throughout the month of November.


Today we introduce Monica:

Q. How long have you been with the BRI, and what do you do?

A. I’ve been working with the BRI team since early 2007, but begged to be listed on the thank you page since 2002. When I first started working in the publishing group I sat outside Joann’s office and used to give her random facts all the time hoping she would use them in a story and that I would get credit!

I’m the Sr. Product Manager and I work with the inventory which includes Budgeting, P&L’s, Purchase Orders, Logistics, Presentations, and Distribution to numerous customers.  I’m  also great with a tape gun since we pack and ship tons of books and mock ups for presentations, trade shows, and sales conferences.   We recently hired a new Product Manager, Aaron Guzman, and I work closely with him daily to teach him everything I know about the BRI team. J

Q. What is your favorite part about working on Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers?

Product Development.  I really enjoy the phone calls I have with Gordon, we like to bounce ideas off each other for cover designs, titles for new books, and new projects to help grow the business.

Q. Which stall is the best: the first, the middle or the last? 

A. I’m going with the last stall, especially if you are tall.  Smaller stalls normally don’t have a lot of leg room and I always end up banging my knee against the toilet paper holder.

Q. Complete this sentence: When life gives you lemons ______?

A. I eat them with salt.