Today we’re talking with our VP of Operations, Marcella Wentz!

Where did you go to school? 

The University of Oregon.

What did you major in? 

BA in French.

Where are you from? 

Born in Eugene, Oregon; grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Favorite PDX spot?

So many. If I have to pick just one, my favorite restaurant is Paa Dee on East Burnside. I also love pepe le moko, a speakeasy cocktail bar on the west side.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

Baking, cooking, hiking, traveling, backpacking, spending time with friends, photography, indoor plants, gardening, and trying new restaurants.

Favorite podcast (or other fun media org if you don’t have a show in particular)? 

Lately, I’ve been really into Marvel’s scripted podcast titled Wolverine: The Long Night. Other staples are all over the map from My Favorite Murder to The Daily and Freakanomics.

Bucket list item. 

Hike the entirety of the US PCT.

What’s your passion project?

Landscape design and gardening.

Why did you pick Mad Fish? 

When I joined Mad Fish 6 years ago I was drawn to the culture Ben and Corrie had created, as well as technical SEO—I still nerd out about it!

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Favorite genre of music to work to/link to your favorite Spotify playlist to listen to at work? 

Indie/electronic, hip hop, lo-fi, soul/funk.

Fun fact about yourself.  

I’m fluent in French.

Do you have a pet?

This is Milo!

What do you add to the team outside of work? 

I could talk about food and hikes for days!! I love sharing restaurant/bar recommendations and hikes around Portland.