BH&B Staff Spotlight: Cydney Arellano | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

BH&B Staff Spotlight: Cydney Arellano

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At BH&B, our staff members are what makes our association so special. They're dedicated, hardworking, caring, and, of course, fun! We’re excited to introduce you to them in our new microBytes series, BH&B Staff Spotlight.

Name
Cydney Arellano

Title
Web and Digital Media Manager

Job Description
As the Web and Digital Media Manager, I am responsible for maintaining BH&B's online presence throughout our various digital channels, including our flagship blackhillsbadlands.com. I work closely with the other marketing department staff members to develop, plan and implement marketing strategies that enhance our online programs and displays. 

Years with BH&B
One month, as of June 6.

What is your favorite place that you have traveled to?
Before moving to Rapid City, my husband and I spent four years living in Aviano, Italy. We spent most of our time overseas traveling all over Europe. I have two favorite destinations: Paris, France and Santorini, Greece. I enjoyed everything both of these places had to offer like museums, landscapes, the beach but most of all I enjoyed all of the great food!

Cats or dogs?
Dogs! I have two dogs, Scout a Siberian Husky and Barli a German Shepard, both female. I spend most of my days and downtime with them. We enjoy going on hikes and walks or laying around the house. 

What is your personal philosophy?
"I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone." - Henry Rollins. I am constantly striving to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be. I enjoy challenging myself at work and in my personal life. By pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, I have discovered that what I once thought were my limits aren't anymore.