My visit to Findaway Voices in Solon, Ohio
I had such a lovely visit to Findaway, the creators and producers of Playaway Audiobook devices, distribution, educational audio platforms and audiobook production Friday. I was in Cleveland to Guest Speak to Casting Director Angela Boehm's Acting in Film class, and was absolutely delighted when 2 "Findawayers" found time for me - an hour to be exact! I was given a history (which can be uniquely discovered drawn mural style upon first walking into Findaway) and tour of the entire company, and I must admit, if I were living near Solon and looking for a full-time position again, I'd apply to Findaway in a heartbeat (let's just say all I've seen portrayed in films and media about working at hip, young, progressive companies where employees are taken care of matches what I saw at Findaway!) And I was one of the first to be given a taste of their cold press coffee from their newly installed brewer! Bonus!
Fun fact: Solon, where Findaway is located, is the middle name of one of my ancestor's who was born near Solon and whose father is my Revolutionary War ancestor who is buried in the nearby Cuyahoga cemetery. I was born in Dayton, but my family came to Ohio from elsewhere and I think of all the places I could have ended up in this world again it's a trip to be tooling around 18th and 19th century ancestor's once stomping grounds.
Some really creative and productive conversations happened while meeting so many industrious talented Findawayers during my tour. I was and am reminded how important in this day of digital communication it is to once in a while ask to stop by and say, "Hello," in person. I think there's a fine balance somewhere to be discovered and mastered communicating through text and face to face. I think both are important. I am grateful for my time to experience the latter with those at Findaway who made the time to meet me.