We have some huge news. Page 713's Erik Bechtol is not only celebrating 10 years with us at Page Parkes, but was recently promoted to Manager of our Houston office! We got him to give us some insight!
It's humbling to think that 1/3 of my life has been under the employment by the Page Parkes Corporation. These 10 years have been some of the most exciting, hard, rewarding, eye-opening, tear-inducing, heart-wrenching, glamourous, terrifying, educational, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, adventurous times of my life. I realized today that I have walked in, sat down, greeted my friends, and turned on my computer about 2,450 times. The first time was July 23, 2002, when I signed my employee paperwork, and was given the job as the Front Desk Receptionist. At about the 480th time, I was promoted to the Agency as the Children's Division Agent. At the 950th I made it to the Fashion Division handling Runway and Editorial. My 1,340th day brought the Fashion Print Division as well. And my 1,920th I was promoted to be the Agency Manager. Today brings me to 2,451 times I've walked in, sat down, greeted my friends, and turned on my computer. I've met some of the most influential and beautiful people (on the inside too, which is far more important) in our great city. As well as the opposite... unfortunately. But I wouldn't trade a second of it. Not for all the martinis and red carpets in the world!
And now a word from PAGE herself!
Erik Bechtol was like other GREAT PAGE PARKES LEADERS IN THE PAST, who joined us as an intern only to win the hearts and respect of our staff, models, clients and co~workers over the past 10 years at Page Parkes. Erik's leadership skills brought him to the management level for PAGE 713 Model and Talent Agency and we're very proud and excited to celebrate his success!