Each month, we ask a Museum staffer to answer five questions about their position at the Museum, their fondest Disney memories, and personal tidbits. This month, we're asking our very own Byron Larsen... what do YOU do??
WDFM: What is it that you do here?
I am an Executive Assistant that reports to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Human Resources and sometimes the Millers. I manage Gabriella’s calendar, expenses and travel. I also manage the company’s credit card purchases and reconcile all charges at the end of every month. For human resources I created new organizational charts and update as needed, order business cards and name badges for new employees, file paperwork in individual HR files, update the Museum’s phone list, post new job opportunities to online resources, and initiate background investigations.
WDFM: What is your fondest memory of Disney?
My fondest memories of Disney are the movies that I watched while growing up in Alaska as a kid. I remember watching movies such as Old Yeller, Escape to Witch Mountain and seeing Walt himself on the big screen.
WDFM: How does your job communicate and interpret the legacy of Walt Disney?
As an executive assistant I interact with a number of individuals that have either worked with or have had some history with Walt Disney. Animators, collectors, you never know who’s going to call.
WDFM: Describe your workspace OR your favorite item on your desk:
My work space is beautiful. My space is between Gabriella and Diane’s office with a spectacular view of the Bay.
WDFM: Tell us a known fact about yourself!
I’m originally from Alaska. Prior to moving to San Francisco I worked for the Alaska State Legislature most recently as the Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms for the Alaska State House. I am also the founder and president of the San Francisco Volleyball Association, a non-profit organization that was created to promote the sport of volleyball in the City.