Michael Buckley - The Mailworks Employee Spotlight
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Q&A with Production’s Michael Buckley

Meet Michael Buckley, a member of our production team who has been working here at The Mailworks since 2019. Find out Michael’s favorite place he’s ever traveled, his hidden talent, and his surprising hobby.

What is something surprising about you that many people might not know? 

Something I don’t think many of the people I work with know about me, is I am the founder and leader of a paranormal investigation team here in Albany called the Unknown Paranormal Society. I’ve been a ghost hunter for almost 19 years now.

Michael Buckley - The Mailworks Employee Spotlight

 What is your favorite thing about working at The Mailworks?

My favorite thing about working for The Mailworks is the hours. Getting out in the middle of the day gives time to get a lot done after work. It makes for a decent work/life balance. Also, while there is a need to get work done quickly, I never feel rushed by management to get stuff out, which removes that stress and actually helps get things done. 

What do you do on a typical weekend?

On the weekend you’ll generally find me in my workshop. My house has a big woodworking shop and I’m usually in there building some kind of furniture or something. 

What is your best piece of career advice?

No matter what position you hold within a company, do the best you can at it. And always be looking for ways to advance your position and learn more.

Michael Buckley - The Mailworks Employee Spotlight

Where is your favorite place you’ve ever travelled to?

I went to Ireland on my honeymoon in 2018.

Tell us about your previous professional experiences.

I’ve worked for 3 other print shops/book manufacturers over the last 18 years. Outside of factory work, I also have a degree in radio broadcasting and have worked for a few local stations. I got to see a lot of cool things interview some really cool people such as Rob Zombie and Billy Idol.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I am a master craftsman. I build authentic wood furniture from scratch and also restore antiques. I also am an experienced boxer and kickboxer. I’ve had a few fights with a 13-1-1 in boxing and 6-0 in kickboxing.

The Mailworks - Employee Spotlight - Courtney La Mora
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Q&A with Courtney La Mora, HIPAA Compliance/System Administrator

Meet Courtney La Mora, our HIPAA Compliance/System Administrator who has been working here at The Mailworks for a year and a half. Find out Courtney’s best piece of career advice, what she does on a typical weekend, and who inspires her the most.

What is your favorite thing about working at The Mailworks?

My favorite thing about working at The Mailworks would definitely be my co-workers. I have made so many friends and had so many good memories with them. 

The Mailworks - Employee Spotlight - Courtney La Mora

What do you do on a typical weekend?

I love to hike. I’m working on hiking all 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. I try to camp and hike one every weekend in the summer.

The Mailworks - Employee Spotlight - Courtney La Mora

What is your best piece of career advice?

Believe in yourself and throw your ideas out there. The worst someone can say is no. 

Where is your favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?

Jamaica. The food and the beaches are fantastic!

What person, fictional or real, has inspired you the most?

The person who has inspired me the most is Marie Curie. She is a French and Polish physicist. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes.

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas” – Marie Curie

Mia Murphy - The Mailworks Employee Spotlight
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Q&A with Mia Murphy, Production Designer

Meet Mia Murphy, a production designer who has been working here at The Mailworks for over two years. Find out more about how Mia’s personal and professional journey has shaped her, her best piece of career advice, and some surprising things about her.

What is something surprising about you that many people might not know?

I played competitive softball for 15 years. I played shortstop and was the leadoff switch hitter. I also have a really good memory.

The Mailworks Employee Spotlight - Mia Murphy

What is your favorite thing about working at The Mailworks?

There is always something new to learn or a new project going on. I really enjoy that there is always something different or new that allows you to expand your creativity or knowledge.

What do you do on a typical weekend?

We have 2 Pit Bulls so we always try to spend as much time with them as possible. We all really love being outdoors with them whether it be hiking, going to the lake, playing in our backyard, or swimming!

The Mailworks Employee Spotlight - Mia Murphy

What is your best piece of career advice?

This could apply to more than just your career but one of my favorite sayings is, “Say yes to the things that scare you.” It’s easy to get caught up in being too comfortable. Sometimes the best opportunities are the ones that scare you at first but the ones that flourish you the most. You will be surprised how much you could learn about yourself when you try new things and it’s always very rewarding.

What person, fictional or real, has inspired you the most?

My mom! My mom is a single mother who adopted both my sister and I all by herself. I’ve never seen someone so hardworking, patient, selfless, and caring as her. She has always made sure we were happy and had the best life possible. I would beyond lucky to grow up and be able to say I’m even a small percentage of the woman she is.

The Mailworks Employee Spotlight - Mia Murphy

What accomplishment from your time at The Mailworks are you most proud of?

I actually started working at Mailworks as an intern in college. I always looked forward to coming in and it was only a dream to be able to work there full time. I was lucky enough that I was offered to stay after my internship was over. I was really proud of myself for working hard to be able to stay somewhere I truly looked forward to coming to every day.

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

I’ve had to overcome a lot of difficult obstacles in my life, some when I was very young. It’s forced me to grow up quicker in a lot of ways. I don’t like to dwell on the past and I love to use negative experiences to fuel me. I am also very stubborn and I know what I want/deserve so I’m always looking for ways to succeed or do better beyond what I already have.

How would you describe yourself to someone who’s never met you?

I would say, “Let’s grab dinner and get to know each other, also do you have a dog!?” I think that says a lot about me already, I love food and dogs.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Ha this is boring but I can lick my elbow!