Frontier Portrait: Megan Herron
In a sentence (or two), describe your role at Frontier.
I bring all sorts of communication alive—proposals, summary reports, branded campaigns, slide decks, email newsletters, and more. Adobe Creative Cloud is my sidekick.
What’s your life motto?
“You should never be comfortable. Once you’re comfortable, you stop improving and become complacent. If you’re always uncomfortable, you’re always getting better.” – Matt Vincent, strength athlete and business owner
When I read this quote, it left a lasting impression on me. In the last several years, I’ve really focused on pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying new things in order to grow—even if that means the potential for embarrassment or failure. In 2018 I competed in my first Crossfit competition, became a remote employee when I moved across the country (shout-out to The Frontier Project for the support!), and just recently climbed to the highest point in New Mexico at over 13,000’ elevation. Each of these challenges had me doubting my abilities at times, but it’s amazing what each of us is capable of when we put ourselves out there.
What were you like in high school?
I was a goody two shoes! My high school senior superlative was “Best to Bring Home to Mom and Dad.” I played by the rules, worked hard for good grades, and spent my afternoons at field hockey practice.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure has to be watching Friends reruns over and over again—I never get tired of them! At this point, I can finish lines and recall which episode it is based on just the first few seconds. Is that embarrassing? If you ever need a teammate for a Friends trivia night, or if you need someone to binge-watch with, I'm your girl.
Book smart or street smart?
Tell us about your education.
I went to James Madison University and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. When I entered college I had already declared graphic design as my major, but I had very little knowledge of what graphic design actually was! I just knew I loved art and wanted to continue creating it throughout college. I was lucky to find a focus I loved so much right away.
What was your very first job?
My first real job was working at a photography studio in high school. Over the holidays, Yankee Candle hired us to take pictures of kids sitting on Santa's lap. It went as well as you're imagining! But hey—Mrs. Clause gave us cookies, so I can’t complain.
Have you ever lived in another country, or do you speak another language?
When I was 9 years old, my family moved to Wurzburg, Germany, where we lived for three years. It was truly the greatest experience, and I think I was at a great age to appreciate the opportunity. We took full advantage of the cheap travel and visited over 20 countries in our three years. Living overseas really taught me how to understand different cultures, and it’s likely what sparked my passion for traveling and moving around the world.
What is your favorite thing about working for Frontier?
My favorite thing about working for Frontier is the people I get to work with every day. The employees that make up our company are honestly amazing, and working alongside them is a joy. My co-workers at Frontier strive to make a positive impact and change people’s lives and careers. Everyone here really cares about what they do, and they don't settle for average. They inspire me to be better and are one of the many reasons why working for this company is so great.
Early or late to meetings?