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Tierney Van Aken
logistics project coordinator | tactician
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Tierney started with automätik eager to jump into the automotive industry. Ever since, her diligence and devotion have proven to be an asset to the Logistics Department—she is a natural at managing the finer details of event–related matters.
Tierney is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Kinesiology. Prior to automätik, she worked in precision oncology and orthopedics. Her altruistic personality translates well to logistics, with a passion to serve people and never growing tired of hard work.
As an Arizona native, Tierney is no stranger to sunshine all year round. Away from work, she can be found outdoors camping, hiking, ATVing, and fishing with her husband, kids, and yellow lab, mainly around northern Arizona—especially during the Phoenix summer.
Tierney is the middle child of ten siblings, a coffee connoisseur, and she loves anything DIY–related.
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