Amber Tapahe is a web copy writer who works at Boostability, a small-business SEO company based in Lehi, Utah. Amber has worked at Boostability since August 2013. During her time at Boostability, Amber has been on the Content Review team, the Guest Blogging team, and the Oniste Copy team.
Amber holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Southern Utah University. She graduated May 2012.
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Name: Amber Tapahe, née Sorensen
Birthday: September 03
Nationality: United States of America
Hometown: Provo, Utah
Current Residence: Orem, Utah
Occupation: Web copy writer and editor
Talents/Skills: Proofreading, writing, editing, doodling, organizing, yoga, singing
Birth order: Oldest
Siblings: Shannon, Emma, Adam, Bridget, Joseph, Norman James, Julia, and Thomas Sorensen; Dwayne and Shandiin Tapahe
Spouse: Dexter Tapahe
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 200 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Glasses or contact lenses? Glasses
Skin color: White/pinkish
Shape of Face: Oval?
Distinguishing features: Waist-length hair
Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
I’m honestly not sure whether I’m an introvert or an extrovert. All of the tests I’ve taken and reading I’ve done put me square in the middle, but I don’t feel like an ambivert either. I think it’s more like I move between introvert and extrovert on different days/seasons/times of the month/etc.
Which parent are you closer to and why?
My mom. I’m the oldest kid, and she’s been a stay-at-home mom my whole life, so we’ve always been able to spend time together. As I got older and our family got bigger and life got more complicated, I became the second in command when it came to babysitting and running the household, especially within the last few years before I got married. When I was in college, I used to call mom every morning while I walked to campus and we’d just chat about … stuff. Honestly, I don’t even remember what we talked about, but I loved it.
What was the best phase in your life?
In January 2014, I moved to Springville, UT, to live in my grandma’s house. That’s where I was living when I reconnected with Dexter. He lived just down the street until October 2014. That spring and summer were probably the funnest, most laid-back months of my life. Dexter was working overnights and I was working from 7-3, and we spent basically every free minute together. We walked all around town, stayed up late playing video games and watching movies, and spent lazy afternoons on the futon in his room. I didn’t really have any of the stresses of #adulting, but I was also actually free for what felt like the first time because I wasn’t living with parents or roommates.
What was the worst phase in your life?
2013 was really freaking weird. And difficult. 2013 kicked off with my sister Emma in the hospital, and she was in and out of the hospital for weeks at a time that year. I was working overnights at a residential treatment facility, which gave me time to be at home and help take care of the household while mom was at the hospital with Em. But it didn’t give me much time to sleep. The summer was wonderful because I was in a musical at a local theater, but I really struggled after the show ended because I didn’t know what to do with myself anymore. Thankfully, I followed 2013 with 2014, which was awesome (see previous question).
If you were a vegetable, which one would you be?
I think I would be a cucumber, but I honestly can’t figure out why I think that. Maybe because I’m kind of basic but I can be a really great complement if you get me in the right environment.
If you were a fruit, which one would you be?
A cantaloupe. I’m good to go all year round, but you’re going to be a little disappointed with me in the winter months. Summer is my time to shine!
If your spouse described you as an animal, which animal would it be?
A cat. I’m independent and temperamental, but if I love you, you’ll know it. I’m also fairly picky about keeping things clean and doing things my way.
If you had to eat a worm, how would you cook it?
In a cast iron skillet with barbecue sauce — like a hot dog.