Celebrating Team Tropical: Evelyn

January 24, 2018

Evelyn Madera, International Sales Associate

In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical better. Meet Evelyn who is an International Sales Associate out of our Orlando office and is celebrating 12 YEARS with the company.

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

I’ve been working for Tropical for 12 years WOW!!! I cannot believe it. My position is very different from the other sales reps as I have two roles. One as an inside sales associate in the Orlando Office and the other role is International Sales Associate similar to a Territory Manager taking care of customers outside the United States.

What your favorite part of your job?

Traveling is my favorite part of my job because I can bring the name of Tropical to other countries and at the same time explore new places. Tropical is a place of opportunities and professional growth.

What project/success are you most proud of here?

The relationships I have built over the years with my buyers have really helped me succeed.  One of the projects or successes I’m very proud of is working with Panama and selling our branded items to a chain of 14 stores outside the United States.

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

My favorite memory is when I was recognized by Tropical as the Sales Associate of the Year. I was thrilled that my hard work was rewarded.

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

My wish is that I will keep doing my best and find an opportunity to grow in the company.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

I love to travel so anything that has to do with traveling. Maybe a tour guide or an ambassador. Another career that inspired me is related with the medical field, maybe like physical therapy.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

I would chose Oprah Winfrey because she inspires me. She beat poverty, abuse , relationship problems and race hurdles to become the most famous and rich woman of all time. With all her money, she is the most humanitarian person I know and love to help those ones in need.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

A few facts you probably don’t know about me:

  • When I was very young I was modeling clothing for a sport company.
  • I went to Medical School for three years to be a doctor then changed to Industrial Psychology and earned a BA.
  • I would like to be a wedding planner.
  • I love to dance.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

The actress that I would like to play me is Jennifer Lopez. I admire her hard work and great performances.

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