Meet our Director of Strategic Accounts and Direct Marketing, Carthy Flowers!
Job Title: Director, Strategic Accounts and Direct Marketing
How long have you worked at American Medical ID? 10 ½ years
Where are you from? San Antonio, TX
What are your hobbies? Spending as much time with my family as I can.
Do you have any children? Pets? I have two amazing children. My daughter, Wesley, will turn 4 this July but I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s 13. My son, Tommy, will be 3 in October and he has the most beautiful head of curly hair you’ve ever seen!
What cause are you most passionate about? Alzheimer’s research and care for those with this terrible disease
Favorite Holiday: Christmas, without a doubt! I have a huge family and we have wonderful traditions no matter where we spend it. From hayrides and singing Christmas carols around a bonfire, to one year (I believe it was 2004) when it snowed in Rockport, TX- a small beach town- on Christmas Eve. Being with family is what’s most important to me and Christmas always brings us together.
Favorite Sports Team: Texas Longhorns- especially the football team. I know we haven’t been great lately but I still love watching them. Hook ‘em Horns!
Fun Fact: I am an Irish Twin. My older sister and I were born in January and then November of the same year. Not only are we close in age, she’s also one of my best friends.
What is your favorite American Medical ID product? The Allure Collection. There’s something about the femininity of this and the fact that it can appeal to women of all ages.
What is your favorite thing about working at American Medical ID? I love that no matter what role you have at AMID, we’re all working to help others live better lives and feel protected. There are also some great people that work here. I’ve been lucky to form friendships with people across several departments over the last decade.
Who would you like to exchange roles with at American Medical ID? This is a hard one. At first I thought Rick, our CEO, but I don’t think that would be much fun. I think I would like to swap with someone in Production so I could actually learn how to engrave one of our medical IDs.
What is your favorite AMID Memory? I’ve had some fun times while working here. Recently we’ve been in tears laughing at something funny our newest marketing team member has said (he’s from the UK and often doesn’t get our humor). But one thing that stands out is a holiday party one year when we did a white elephant exchange. It was funny to see how into it everyone got. I guess you had to be there but a former co-worker kept getting stuck with this random blanket nobody wanted and it was the highlight of the evening.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? The Dead Sea. One set of my grandparents took a trip there when I was much younger and when they came back I was amazed at their stories about it. They said you could literally float and read a book on the water. In my 4th grade mind that sounded amazing and I’d still love to see it to this day.
What’s the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you? My mom always says, “If you don’t like your situation, then change it.” It might sound simple but there’s really quite a bit behind that statement and it could apply to anything. It doesn’t have to be something major—it could be something simple. I try to remember this when I get frustrated with the big stuff and even the little stuff.
If you could have a dinner with someone who is alive or dead, who would it be and why? My maternal grandmother. She passed away in October 2015 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. During our dinner we would reminisce about all the fun we had with her while growing up. I’d like it to take place in the Texas Hill Country (a place my family and I are all very fond of) and it would be set 10 years in the future. This way my kids would be old enough to remember her and hear all the amazing things I was blessed to do with her during my childhood. This woman was one of a kind!