This is a difficult post for me to make. Today, I am retiring.
The first person to retire from Rooster Teeth. Yes, I am that old. Yes, you all kept me young. But now it is time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life.
I have been connected with Rooster Teeth for over 12 years now, it has been a wonderful, joyful and fun adventure. I remember the first time I met @burnie in the Buda office, how when going to the Congress office @Joel was the easiest one to talk to. This is difficult to admit, but since I'm moving on, I'll share with you all; I couldn't tell @gus and @geoff apart for about a year and a half. Now I don't know how that was possible.
I am going to miss everyone here at Rooster Teeth. And I am going to miss you - The Community - just as much. As COO of the company many people have asked me if the executive team at Rooster Teeth really values the community, to which I reply "Absolutely Fucking YES!" You matter so fucking much. You supported the company from the first day. You made it possible for us to make the awesome content that we and you LOVE. We aren't kidding when we say <3.
I've worked in many different companies over the years and I have to give kudos to the finest, most inclusive, caring company I have ever been associated with. I love this place, the creativity that is evident wherever I turn. The passions that each and every one member of our staff has, that passion that allows us to make something so special and then being able to share it with you. The ability for anyone, color, race, gender to succeed. I was the First women executive, but I will not be the last.
I've seen a lot of people come and go at Rooster Teeth, Hell, I hired a big part of them, and now it is my time to go. My plans include long trips with my husband and dogs, with a goal to visit every National Park in the U.S. I'm investing in and supporting my step-daughters in their new business venture (Timeless-Trends.com - check it out - yes, a shameless plug), and sitting by the fire in the rocking chair that Burnie gave me reading good (and not so good) romance novels. Yep, that's what I'm going to do. And make mosaics - and maybe learn to cook, and plant my roses and find the time to smell them. Yep, that's what I'm going to do. Anything I want to, when I want to. That is my retirement and I can't wait to get started.
This is the hardest thing I've had to do in a long time, but it is time for me to move on and allow the next generation to pick up the slack - Fight for Women's Rights, Fight for the right to be who you are, Stay strong in your beliefs, Don't be a bully, and Pick up after your dog.
I'll miss you all.