Catherine Edwards, TRS, Inc.

Occupation: Technical Recruiter
Organization: TRS, Inc.
Hometown: Navarre, FL

Tell us a little about your Tallahassee Story. What brought you to Tallahassee?

• I moved to Tallahassee in August of 2021 after graduating from Spring Hill College in May of that same year. I moved here for my current job with TRS, Inc. After being here for a year, I decided to go back to school for my master’s and am currently enrolled part-time in the Integrated Marketing and Communications program at FSU.

Tell us more about how you’re involved in Tallahassee.

• I am a part of Access Tallahassee and a member of a local gym called Drip Drop Fitness. It has been through these two groups that I have been able to meet most people here. I also have been able to attend several TalTech Alliance events here as a representative for my company.

What is your favorite thing about Tallahassee?

• My favorite thing about Tallahassee is that it is a city, but also has a small-town feel to it. The community here is unmatched, and I feel very lucky to have found some amazing people that make Tallahassee feel like a home away from home.

What is your dream for Tallahassee?

• My dream for Tallahassee is that it continues to grow and retain young talent as well. There are a lot of opportunities in this city that I believe are underutilized.

How are young professionals like yourself shaping Tallahassee?

• I think young professionals are the future of Tallahassee. Their hard work and community outreach is what will lead Tallahassee to a successful future as well as put it on the map for other young leaders.

What would you say to someone considering a move to Tallahassee?

• I would tell someone moving here to be sure to put themselves out there and become as involved as possible in the community. I think we all get as much out of Tallahassee as we put into it and it is important to take advantage of everything it has to offer.

What is your Tallahassee favorite?

• Place to eat: Tour of Italy
• Place to be outside: JR Alford Greenway
• Place to hang out: I love hanging out in Midtown with friends, whether that be at Red Eye for coffee or Table 23 for dinner, anywhere in that area is great.
• Place to capture the perfect Instagram pic: Lake Ella
• Place to people watch: Black Dog Cafe
• Way to give back: Getting involved with the animal shelters
• Event: Springtime Tallahassee Race

How do you spend your free time?

• I spend my free time either relaxing with family or going out adventuring with friends. I love to be outside and all the nature trails here are great for that.

Something most people don’t know about you?

• My family adopted three greyhounds while growing up.

Favorite quote?

• “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well.”- Andy Dwyer, Parks and Recreation

Favorite app?

• Apple Music

Best way to start the day?

• Coffee and sitting outside.

What brings you peace?

• Being with my family and friends.

Ideal vacation?

• I would love to spend some time in Europe, specifically Dublin, Ireland or go see the Cliffs of Moher.

What kind of music do you listen to?

• I listen to a little bit of everything. Lately it has been a lot of music from the 70s and 80s, classic rock, Fleetwood Mac is always somewhere on my playlist.

Favorite movie?

• Dirty Dancing

Biggest pet peeve?

• Littering

Favorite show?

• The Middle

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