Hello! My name is Danielle, and I started working for Olive Tree in April as a book formatter. I have enjoyed learning the ins and outs of the magical process that is making a book appear on a cell phone (or iPad) screen. I love the project-oriented nature of this position and how I get to work on many different projects in any given week – or day, as the case may be.

Like most of the Olive Tree team, I am not originally from this area. I was born and raised in Arizona; specifically, I grew up in Sedona, AZ. If you ever find yourself doubting the existence of God, all you need to do is experience a Sedona sunset. Perhaps that is why thousands of people travel from all over the world to witness the uniquely shaped red rock mountains and the orange, pink and purple painted sky that accompanies the sun as it goes down, providing a truly grand finale to each day.

When choosing which college to attend, I was instantly attracted to Gonzaga University’s educational philosophy, which is “based on the centuries-old Ignatian model of educating the whole person – mind, body and spirit.” It was those exact words that gave me an unwavering desire to trust Gonzaga with some of the most important years of my life, knowing that I was also selecting the community that would help shape me into who I am today. It was not without very significant sacrifices that I was able to call Gonzaga home, but it was undoubtedly where I belonged; my experience proved to be everything I ever thought or hoped it would be. I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

I am very proud and thankful to be working for Olive Tree, a company that truly values people at the root of it all; which is shown through its genuine care and concern in providing a quality product to its customers and fostering the success of its employees. It’s exciting working in a field of constant change and growth, as technology continues to evolve and become more and more integral to everyday life.