Name: Teresa Collins
Position: Business Operations Manager
Hometown: Willisburg, KY
Tell us a little bit about your position at the press:
I began working at the press in 1991 and have held many positions: marketing assistant, advertising/exhibits/direct mail manager, regional sales representative, warehouse and distribution manager, assistant director for finance and administration, production and fulfillment manager. After 27 years in the business, I was named business operations manager in July.
What’s one of your favorite UPK titles and why?
Having grown up on a farm in rural Kentucky, I have always loved A Kentucky Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1935-1943. Another favorite is Pen, Ink, and Evidence: A Study of Writing and Writing Materials for the Penman, Collector, and Document Detective. Just a really cool book—I enjoyed working on the marketing of this title.
If someone was visiting Kentucky for the first time and you were their tour guide, where would you take them? Any specific restaurants, landmarks, etc.?
I would suggest a trip to Red River Gorge, with a drive through the Nada Tunnel and stop at Miguel’s Pizza, the chair lift and hiking at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and a few hours with Red River Gorge Zipline!
Do you have a favorite font? If so, what is it?
Working in the business office, I lean toward very readable, very boring fonts like Arial and Calibri.
Did you always know you wanted to work in publishing? When you were a kid, did you want to do something different as an adult?
I had dreams of becoming a travel agent–it seemed so glamorous to me in the 80s!
What was the last book you read?
Currently reading The Birds of Opulence!
Name three things you can’t live without.
Family, friends, and insulin 😊
If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say? Do you have a personal motto?
Do not waste time worrying about things that are out of your control.