Meet Alison Sellers

What brought you to Brains on Fire?
Fate. And Mary Susan. After spending a year in France working and traveling, I had the luxury of picking a place on the map to start life again back in the States. I moved to Greenville after having it on my radar for years, and while still being fresh off the boat, met MSuze, the office mom at Brains. I fell in love with the company, and all you need to know is that stars pretty much aligned.

What is your favorite thing about social media?
I love how it connects friends and strangers across the globe—that my best friend in Europe can snap me, and I’m instantly across the sea. Social media forges friendships and community, and it makes the world feel a little bit smaller every day.

What is your social media pet peeve?
Tacky repost apps. Sorry, not sorry.

When someone asks what you do at BOF, how do you explain it?
I am a community manager, which means I help rally real people behind a brand online.

If you were a pantone color, which color would you be?
8042 C. Rose gold-ish, y’all.

What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
One summer I worked as a camp director and part of my duties included managing a petting zoo, which means I did everything from to transporting ducks around in my backseat to being on alert at the drop of a hat to chase escaping goats.

What’s your secret talent?
Online stalking. Wait, that’s my job.

What’s a little-known fact about you?
I played basketball for nine years growing up and got third place in a state-wide free throw contest in elementary school.

If you were going to become famous for one thing, what would it be?
Working as a nanny for Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper. People flip out when they learn this about me. Yes, they’re as awesome as they seem. And no, they probably can’t come renovate your house halfway across the country.

What’s on your agenda for the perfect Saturday in Greenville?
It’s mostly food related. I’d do brunch at Tandem Creperie & Coffeehouse, then hit up all the local furniture and antique lovelies—Knack, Whim, Shinola. After that, I’d stop by The Village Grind for an afternoon lavender latte and then do bikes on the Swamp Rabbit, and finish off the evening in pizza heaven at Sidewall.

When you were a kid, what did you think you would do when you grew up?
Be a cowgirl. I moved to Texas for a bit to pursue those dreams, but failed miserably after realizing it was mostly just hipsters there.

Three things you can’t live without?
Coffee. iPhone. Live music.

Finish this sentence: Community is: _________
Crucial for whole-hearted living.

You’re stranded on a desert island and can only access one social media channel. Which one and why?
Instagram because it’s visually stimulating and a great way to still engage with friends while stranded. Can I pick the island, though? And when do I leave?

What brand or organizations would be your dream client — and why?
Probably a cool start-up like So Worth Loving because they have so much heart behind them and are all about people.



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