It may have been Stan Lee who penned, “with great power comes great responsibility,” but moms live this truth daily. Whether it’s heading a start up, running errands or coaching our sidekick’s weekend soccer game (or all of the above!), moms really do do it all. Flip through to meet 13 Seattle moms who prove you don’t need to wear a cape to have super powers.
Alex Hebert, Creative Producer, Xbox/Microsoft
How does a teenage racehorse trainer and jockey from Louisiana end up overseeing livestreaming strategy and creative for Xbox Global Marketing and Events? It’s a question Alex Hebert, mom to Mia Penelope Trigger (2), three step-kids, ranging in age from 12-22, and four feisty shih tzus, can answer. It starts with Alex’s prowess as a gamer. She spent years as a professional e-sports player in Halo 2 and 3, as part of the top all female pro team in the world. And it ends when Alex was asked to join Microsoft’s Xbox team five years ago, a decision she still finds “daunting” and “exciting,” as it meant moving from a small indie gaming company in Texas to the big time in Seattle. But she hasn’t looked back and is happily thriving in her new environment, where she’s realizing her “dream to have both family and career, (without) losing sight of what’s important.”
On a personal note, Alex takes pride in her live broadcast channel on Twitch.tv/Xbox. She been streaming from here for as long as she’s been at Microsoft/Xbox and her channel’s seen over 27 million views and “continues to grow in both content and followers.” When this mama’s not behind a screen, you’ll find her taking time for herself (she mandates 15-20 minutes of “me time” a day) or playing outside with Trigger building Playmobil villages, catching Pokémon around Redmond, or walking the dogs, even on a rainy day.
Power Mom Pearl: “Be ‘OK’ with messing up. Don’t dwell on messing up, or sweep it under the rug.” Alex applies this philosophy to her professional and personal life, where she “learns from my mistakes and am open to hearing about where I went wrong,” so that she can “be a better person for everyone in my family.”
photo: Jeremy Ruiz
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