Skulls Staff Spotlight: Behind the Bones with Allyson
What is your primary role at Skulls Unlimited or SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology?
My primary role is Custom Cleaning representative. I was [originally] hired as an Office Assistant almost 20 years ago.
What is the coolest thing about your job?
Definitely the customers. I LOVE my Skull Cleaning customers (Skulls Unlimited customers also). I love talking to them and getting to know them. I also love EVERYONE I work with. We are a family!
Do you have a bone collection? If so, name your favorite or rarest specimen.
I have a few skulls I have collected through the years. [My favorite] is a collection of small skulls with sticks stuck to their palate.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I don't know if it's considered nerdy, but I LOVE GARAGE SALES!
What is your favorite specimen in the museum(s) or your favorite thing we sell in the Gift Shop?
In the museum, my favorite is the anteater skeleton! It is super cool! My favorite animal is an okapi though. In the Gift Shop, I love anything I can buy for my grandkids.
What is your favorite part of each workday?
Seeing all of my co-workers' gorgeous faces. I truly love my work family, including [our office cat] Indiana Bones. As I said before, I also love talking to the customers.
Can you play any instruments?
I am not talented enough to play any instruments...no one will be able to say that about my grandkids though. I will make sure of it!
Choose a movie title for the story of your life:
It's a toss-up between It's a Wonderful Life and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World!
Allyson's colleagues say...
"Ally is not only extremely knowledgeable about the company, but also so kind and thoughtful. It is truly a pleasure to know and work alongside her."
"She's really fun to be around. She's definitely the Mom of the group and treats us all just like her own children."
"Allyson is so helpful to everyone. She will literally drop anything she's doing to help me. The Mom of all of us!"
"Ally cares deeply about her co-workers, and it's evident in everything she does. For instance, she has each member of the staff's birthday written in her personal calendar and brings that person's favorite dessert to work for everyone to share on their special day. She's an incredible person!"