At Warners’ Stellian, one of our core values is family, and each new employee becomes a member of our family. In our Spotlight Series, we plan to share a deeper look into the talent that contributes to our success each day. This week, let’s meet Sales Associate Linda Santi.
What do you love most about working at Warners’ Stellian?
I love meeting new and interesting people, helping them find exactly what they need, and seeing them leave happy. The next time they are in the market for an appliance, they come to see me again! Those relationships can become meaningful friendships.
If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Definitely Katharine Hepburn!
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I’m actually really shy, which isn’t typical for working in sales! I remember in my first sales job, my boss told me I needed to talk to the customers more. I asked him what I should say, and he said “Start with hi.” This is definitely something I’ve had to overcome to succeed in this field. My boyfriend was surprised to find out I’m such an introverted homebody with how social I appear now!
How do you unwind outside of the showroom?
You can find me outside soaking up the sun at any outdoor events during the summer. You have to take advantage of nice Minnesota weather when you can! I also enjoy gardening, reading, traveling, biking, and watching old movies (especially ones with Katharine Hepburn).
Since we are all appliance nerds, what is your favorite appliance, and why?
I love induction cooking! It’s fun to use and it’s fun to sell. Induction uses magnetic energy for more responsive cooking. Also, since it uses magnetic energy to heat, an induction cooktop is kid-safe. It heats pans, not hands! I have had multiple customers who came in wanting to convert from electric to gas, but once they saw induction, they were sold! Talking induction provides me with an opportunity to educate consumers and share my passion for fun appliances.
What would you do in a Warners’ Stellian talent show?
Probably tricks with my dog, Kruzer!
Are you interested in joining the Warners’ Stellian family? Apply here!