Community Spotlight – Ryan Garibaldi

Tell us about yourself – how did you arrive at The Station?

I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick and studied Psychology. After college, I went straight into the corporate world – making stops in New York and San Diego. I was approached by Jeffrey Garibaldi about a new and exciting initiative called The Station. I loved his pitch and wanted to be a part of it.

What do you enjoy about being Community Manager?

The people. From our tenants to the people who stop in for tours or need to work out of our space for the day – everyone has a story. It’s fascinating learning what people are working on, how they got to where they are, where they live etc. I appreciate the relationships I’m building.  It enables me to act as a liaison for our members and those in our professional network when the need arises.

What’s different about The Station?

You will find members in both casual and business casual clothes at any given time. A lot of coworking spaces are either or. It is a great mixture of professionals. We also have a long standing relationship with The Garibaldi Group who are corporate real estate brokers. When our tenants grow, we have the inside scoop and can fast track their office space needs seamlessly with the help of The Garibaldi Group.

How do memberships work?

We like to preach flexibility at The Station so we have options for those needing to work frequently here or just a couple times a month.  Our packages range from a 5 day pass, all the way up to a 12-month contract. We can tailor a package as well based on individual or team needs.

What’s the biggest misconception about coworking?

That it is a club or social group.  Our members are here to get work done and be productive.

Who works here? What do they do? What industry are they in?

Our private office tenants are pretty unique. Our friend John in Suite 5 served as Senior International Consultant to Christie’s Watches and now operates his own business, Collectability.

Boxcar is our anchor tenant, allowing us to list parking/offices, etc on their app.  Our members range from self-starting entrepreneurs to flex employees of large Fortune 500 companies like CVS and JP Morgan.

What’s the one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

I am a huge sneaker head. Big time.

We ask everybody this – what’s the last song you listened to?

“DUDE” – Blended Babies

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