Speaker Series: Week 1

Speaker Series: Week 1

“Want to hear a secret?… I cried in school today. (Eric if you’re reading this, put it down or I’ll kill you, I swear!!). The girls made fun of my shoes. Brigit took off one of them and they tossed it around outside in the playground like pass the parcel. I hopped around in the mud, half laughing, half desperate, trying to get it back but they were too quick.” – Erin Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to the man behind our loveable mascot Erin’s story: Originally from Northern Ireland, Aidan J. Reid is an author, blogger, consultant, and science geek. When he’s not pitching to clients, you’ll find him in a cafe guzzling coffee and dreaming of writing a bestselling novel.
  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m the author of five books, and have over a decade of experience working in sales and marketing roles for a number of different tech companies. I’ve spent 3 of the last 5 years living the dream in Colombia but now reside in Dublin.
    1. How did you get involved with Aunua Academy?
    I met with Philip and later Karina in the summer of 2018 and offered to manage Aunua’s social media streams and postings from June 2018 until February 2019.
    1. What does your role with Aunua Academy involve?
    I wrote Erin’s Story (a short story about the Aunua mascot), and will be following up with Eric’s story (her little brother) in the coming weeks as well as any other relatives we want to shine a light on!
    1. What project/ ventures (outside of Aunua Academy) are you currently working on? Where can we find out more?
    I’m changing career and will be graduating as a full stack web developer in December and looking for roles aligned to web design/development ASAP. I also write fairly regularly and can be found at the temporary address of aidanjreid.com
  2. What does positive mental health mean to you?  Being comfortable in your own skin.
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