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We sat down with Black & Gold social media manager Phyllis van den Berg to get the scoop:

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?

I’m more of a hunter than a gatherer… hunting for the next big thing, baby!

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Red, duh. It is the color of energy and passion. Red radiates a powerful and strong energy that motivates people to take action. I am an optimistic person that empowers others.

What’s your favorite ’90s jam?

Cheesy as it may be…. you can never go wrong with Man! I Feel Like a Woman! By Shania Twain. You may even find yourself line dancing.

What inspires you?

My family inspires me! I am a brand new mom of a beautiful son, and I spend my days building a life to make him proud.

What do you work toward in your free time?

I have become a huge devotee of health and fitness. So you’ll find me working up a sweat and prepping delicious and nutritious meals. (Um, kale, hello?)

After having a baby, my perspective on nutrition and exercise really shifted from “when its convenient” to “gotta do it.” Being a mom is high level performance.


Phyllis manages social media accounts at Black & Gold. You can reach her at phyllis@blackandgoldagency.com