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Team Member Spotlight: Malena

Published: August 2020

Spare Time Texas takes huge pride in our customer service and our guest’s overall experience with us. However, we could not make it possible without GREAT team members! One specific example of this is our team member Malena, who has consistently provided a sense of positivity and dedication in her role. 

“I’ve been with Spare Time for over one year! My day to day, in my many roles, are always exciting and a new experience every day!” - Malena

So without further ado, let us get into the unveiling of our Team Member Spotlight: Malena Lee - Game Room Attendee, Server, and connoisseur of all things Spare Time Texas!

“If I had to use one word to describe her it would be outstanding. No matter the day or time, whether her personal life is good or worrying her, if the day has been great or terrible, she always comes in with this positive go getter attitude. A day never goes by where she doesn’t go above and beyond for her guest, fellow team members, and management. She has this uncanny ability to brighten everyone’s day with her smile and her goofy nature, yet finds a way to keep her remarkable work ethic as well. She is always looking to improve and broaden her knowledge here at Spare Time and never ceases to amaze me. She is always coming to the table with new ideas, no matter what position she is that day. She is a joy to work with and one of the greatest team members I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside here at Spare Time.” – DeAundre Lewis, Shift Manager

What is your favorite part of working at Spare Time Texas?

Malena thoroughly enjoys going out of her way for guests and teammates, doing so is what makes her job so fulfilling: “My favorite part is always being able to make a memorable experience for all of my guests. I love being a team player and helping out my co-workers”.

Describe an experience or interaction, while working at Spare Time that really stands out to you.

“Since I have had the opportunity to learn ASL (American Sign Language), I was able to help serve a guest with hearing disabilities and made sure that their experience was not only enjoyable but accessible.” Malena is also taking this a step further by looking to become an ASL interpreter!

Who are you outside of work?

One thing that is a consistent remark about Malena is her artistic and bubbly esthetic: “I love to draw and make buttons for my co-workers. I design stickers and love picking up new art projects. […] I also love watching anime! My favorite anime right now is Demon Slayer”.

What is on your bucket list?

Like many of us, Malena would love to travel more! However, her choice in destination really highlights her personality: Poland and Japan. “I would love to visit Poland and see all of the beautiful architecture. I would also love to backpack around Japan”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

“Art manipulation: You take either a drawn picture or still picture and make it real. I would love this superpower because you can make anything real! If you were ever to find yourself fighting a villain…all you would need is a pen!”