Thank you, Tahnee!September 29th, 2012 by Nico Luchsinger
Tahnee (left) and Sandboxer Kyra Phillips
Today is officially Tahnee’s last day at Sandbox. She joined us seven months ago during a time of big changes that were exciting, but also sometimes created a lot of uncertainty. And she quickly became an integral part not just of the Sandbox team, but also of the community.
Tahnee officially worked as a Community Manager – but she did much more than that. At times, when I was jumping from meeting to meeting, she effectively ran Sandbox: From managing our application process to responding to member requests to running all our communication efforts. She also was responsible for all communication related to our Playbook, and coordinated the launch of our Dublin hub, as well as the upcoming launches in Tel Aviv, Dubai and Boston. And she was an essential part of all our strategy discussions. The New Sandbox we announced a while ago is deeply influenced by her. Over the last weeks, as we prepared to move Sandbox’ operations to New York, Tahnee worked incredibly hard to document all her knowledge for future Community Managers, resulting in the most comprehensive documentation that Sandbox has ever seen.
And while doing all that, Tahnee became a great friend not just to me, but to many other Sandboxers as well. We are incredibly grateful for everything she did for Sandbox, and very sorry to see her go. We wish her all the best for her upcoming research project in the faaaaar north of Finland (where it’s dark and cold all the time). And, as so often in Sandbox, a goodbye isn’t really a goodbye; Tahnee will hopefully stay an active member of our community for a long time.