Getting to know: Ben Cottrell, Product Manager

Danielle Petch

Welcome to the second instalment of our 'Getting to know Team Trusted' blog series! Today, we're sitting down with Ben Cottrell, Product Manager at TrustedHousesitters to find out a bit more about him and his role in Team Trusted. Read on to find out where his top 'bucket list' destination is, as well as the one thing no one at TrustedHousesitters knows about him...

When did you join TrustedHousesitters?

In November of last year (2019).

What is your role at TrustedHousesitters?

I'm the Product Manager for Member Experience. My role is creating a product (website and mobile application) that is valuable, usable and feasible for all members. As well as monitoring our member's feedback and suggestions, I work closely on user experience, the business logic and with the development team.  

What’s the best thing about working at TrustedHousesitters?

Seeing the honesty and passion our members have. And being able to bring my dogs into the office!

Describe our TrustedHousesitters community in 3 words…

Trustworthy, Caring and Flexible.

Do you have any pets? (If not, are you a cat, dog, or any animal person?)

 Yes, two miniature dachshunds named Billy & Bear.

If you could house sit anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

Vermont & Massachusetts, as I love the outdoors, animals, craft beer and maple syrup. 

Where was the last place you visited?

The last place I visited was Ile De Re in France, it was a great family holiday of swimming in the sea, biking around the Island and eating croissants.

What’s your top bucket list destination?

Safari in South Africa.

What's the one thing you can’t do, but wish you could?

Stop time. 

Tell us one thing no one at TrustedHousesitters knows about you? 

I brew my own beer!

We hope you enjoyed meeting our Product Manager, Ben! Ben is always looking to hear from our members, so if you have any feedback or suggestions you'd like to send his way, click the button below.

Make sure to stay tuned for our next 'Getting to know' segment, where we'll be meeting a Trusted member of our Membership Services team.

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