EP #30 Jennalyn ”JMac” Macaraeg

July 5, 2023
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EP #30 Jennalyn ”JMac” Macaraeg

By Ward Richmond

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.” – Thomas Friedman

JMac Macaraeg lived a classic military childhood, moving all over the country, meeting tons of folks and contrary to most, loving it Her parents made the decision to keep family at a home base to give her a base group of friends Did all of the extracurriculars! Ballet, gymnastics, all of it. JMac is gregarious to say the least We’re talking to a genuine UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug
Even got to take a film class from Quentin Tarantino Computer Science major going into college, quickly finding out she wasn’t cut out for that One of these days she’ll live out her dreams of being a pro dancer, she’d settle for a dance mom Wound up graduating from San Jose State in ‘06, still fairly undecided on what she wanted to do outside of becoming the next prima ballerina
Landed a job working in finance locally in the Bay Area Worked with her past partner for a few years on his restaurant business Most recently moved on to LINK Logistics, a subsidiary of BlackRock

Advice to younger self : Don’t take yourself too seriously
Greatest Failure : Not becoming a prima ballerina, she’s very grateful for her current life
Morning Ritual : up with the toddler(5-7:30), diaper, breakfast with the family, toddler goes to preschool, second breakfast, work from home FTW
Favorite Hotel : Shangri-La Resort
Favorite Restaurant : The House of Prime Rib
Book Rec : “Scar Tissue” -Anthony Kiedis
Current Jam : “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Whitney Houston Spotify – iTunes
Charity : Project Aware
$100M Briefcase : Ocean Conservation – Ronald Mcdonald Houses
2023 Visionboard : Going for a second child

Connect with JMac:
LinkedIn: Jennalyn Macaraeg
Instagram: @jennafermac

Connect with Ward:
Instagram: @ward214tx
YouTube: Supply Chain Real Estate

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