Monday, April 30, 2018

New Hire at Umbraco HQ: Maiken Skov Nielsen

Hi, my name is Maiken, and I am the new “OMG”! - Office Management Guru at Umbraco HQ.

As my title might suggest, I do different office related management around the office. At my desk you will find financial handlings, and excel will be a daily appearance on my screen - and believe it or not, I love that!

If my team at Umbraco HQ are missing something at the office, I am now also the magic fairy to place the order of missing items, and make them appear - coffee for example, which I’ve been told is a very important task 🧚

Having an educational background with Financial Management, I feel very lucky to be the new Office Management Guru at Umbraco HQ. I am looking forward to becoming part of the Umbraco family and live out my love for numbers, structures and organisation in the “excel aquarium” together with Poul our Friendly Cashier, yay! 😃

Poul and MaikenMe and my Umbraco Pal - Poul :)


Let me tell you about myself

I’m 25 years old, born on Funen and grew up in a town that some people might call a bit of a countryside town, but I’ve lived in Odense since 2011, and I've recently moved into an apartment close to Umbraco HQ - very convenient!

I spend most of my free time cooking, baking or searching for new recipes and new kitchen tools. I love my new apartment where I finally have room in the kitchen for all my gadgets 🍰

cakeI love making yummy homemade cakes

I am also a family, nature, animal and garden loving person. Since I do not have a garden right now, I spend a lot of time reading my books about self-sufficient living and having and growing an eco garden – remember the part where I told you that I grew up in a little town? Well, my parents were (and are still) also cooking and gardening loving parents, so I guess the apple did not fall far from the tree 🍎

Going back to the part where I said that I loved animals, I might have to come clear about the meaning of it. By animals I mean all animals - big and small – and you will often see me trying to befriend them. I just went to the yearly eco-day here in April, where they let out hundreds of eco-cows that have been in the stables throughout winter - an amazing sight of happy jumping cows 🐄 !

I do though have a big heart for dogs and small pigs - yes, tiny adorable pigs.

Tiny cute pigsMe and my new cute friend 🐷

Now, Umbraco is also a part of my life! 😀

I started working at Umbraco HQ the 1st of March 2018, so I have been here for almost 2 months now, and my new colleagues have done an amazing job including me and giving me introduction to everything in Umbraco.

MaikenExcited for my first day at Umbraco HQ.


I’ve already participated in different events together with all the other amazing people from Umbraco. The latest event was playing paintball, and if you are wondering if this might hurt, the answer is YES! But it is lots of fun! 😉


I am also lucky that Codegarden is getting closer, and I am excited to participate for the first time. Maybe I’ll see you there?

I definitely can’t wait to experience it all because WOW, we’ve got a lot of awesome things planned - me and Poul have been working like crazy to get ALL the logistical things into place. Soon “it” will all actually happen! And I’m of course also excited because I get to meet the amazing Umbraco Community who everyone is raving about - so bring on May 23rd! 😀

Umbraco HQI was even there when we celebrated our new flag pole in front of the HQ building 😃

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