The Coop Summerlin Says Goodbye to Community Manager Matthew Shapiro
If you’ve been through The Coop in Summerlin any time in recent months you’ve likely met Community Manager Matthew. He has been such a huge help in keeping our original location operating smoothly while The Coop grows and expands to more locations. Like The Coop, Matthew is doing the same and is leaving our team to focus on his own growing businesses.
We are sad to see him go, but so excited for what’s in store for him. Read on to learn all about his experiences here, what he’s up to now, and what’s new at The Coop in Summerlin!
You were the Community Manager at the Summerlin location for some time, how did you like it?
It was a great job, and I enjoyed my time at The Coop. I got to meet a lot of different people who worked in a variety of fields, so that was always interesting.
What would you say was your favorite part about working here?
My wife Steffanie works for Cultivate Academics at The Coop, so I loved getting to run into her every day.
What have you been up to since stepping away from The Coop?
During my time at The Coop, I was also a personal trainer in the mornings and evenings. Since my clientele has been increasing, I left The Coop to pursue personal training full-time.
What exactly does a personal trainer do?
As a personal trainer, I help clients achieve their fitness goals by providing personalized workout programs. I teach clients about proper form and posture and work on skills pertaining to cardio, strength training, flexibility, and mobility. It’s my ultimate goal to make the process of exercise enjoyable and approachable for clients of all ages and abilities.
Where do you typically help your clients?
I have access to a small, private gym and travel to clients’ homes and community gyms.
Do you plan on opening your own location?
Yes, I am hoping to open my own location in the Summerlin area within the next six months.
If you could give one piece of advice to people who are thinking of leaving their job to pursue an entrepreneurial venture, what would it be?
Follow your passion and make sure that you enjoy what you’re doing every day. If you have the fire for what you’re doing, eventually it will come together.
Meet Our newest Community Manager at The Coop Summerlin, Trudy Lindstrom!
As Matthew steps away from The Coop team to pursue his new businesses, Trudy has stepped in to take over his duties in our Summerlin office. We stopped in with her to ask some questions, check out her answers below!
You’ve been at the coop a short while now; how are you liking it so far?
I like it, it has a nice vibe, and the people that have memberships here are all very friendly.
Have you had any interesting experiences or encounters thus far?
LOL, well we could talk about the grasshoppers that got in through the back door after the recent rain storm! It wasn’t that big of a deal but it definitely spooked a member or two. I think they just wanted some hot coffee. But seriously, I think daily it’s always an interesting experience since each day can be different.
What is your favorite part about being our new Community Manager at Summerlin?
Getting to meet and greet everyone and hopefully make their day a little brighter and giving tours of the space to potential new members. Being of assistance!
This area of town has a lot to offer; what are some of your favorite places to grab lunch?
Well, so far I’ve only been to Sultan’s Grill, a nice little Mediterranean eatery, and Rosati’s for some good ole Chicago-style pizza. However, prior to starting here, I had been to Egg Works which is a great eatery for breakfast and lunch.
It seems everyone at The Coop has a few things happening at once; are there any other tasks or jobs you do besides managing the location?
Yes, I do a variety of things for MNGR Agency, will be assisting Cultivate Academics and I am also a Notary with Sunrise Notary, for anyone in need of that service. My list of additional tasks grows daily, which I like because it keeps me busy!
What services does Sunrise Notary provide for its clients?
Everything from acknowledgments, jurats, affidavits, advance healthcare directives, Wills, adoption papers, business docs, mortgage/loan docs, certified copies, and the list goes on… I recently passed my exam to become an e-notary which will provide clients with the ability to have their paperwork notarized remotely. This will be a great addition to my business.
If you could give one piece of life advice, what would it be?
Do the right thing even when no one is watching.