Born and raised in Rockland County, N.Y., TargetSolutions’ Client Services Manager Jennifer Antinone never imagined she would leave her home state for California. That changed after Jennifer met her husband, John, and she was soon on a plane destined for San Diego where she started a family and is the proud mother of son Luke, 9, and daughter Emma, 6.
“I love San Diego. The beautiful weather and warm community make it the ideal place to raise a family,” said Antinone.
A member of TargetSolutions for five years, Jennifer works with more than 25 clients nationwide and manages the Client Services team. When asked about her favorite aspect of working at TargetSolutions, Antinone credits “the people, the culture and the work-life balance. I most enjoy the people that I work with, both my internal team and my team of clients. I have worked with some of the same people consistently over the last five years and have developed some great relationships.”
Here is more about Jennifer from a recent Q-and-A:
If you were to drop everything and travel anywhere in the world right now, with no restrictions at all, where would you go?
I would love to take an island vacation with my husband for five days and do nothing but enjoy the peace and quiet.
As a New Yorker living in San Diego, do you still pay close attention to your hometown teams?
I am a huge New York sports fan and still cheer on the Rangers, Giants and Yankees. I can occasionally be found shouting words of encouragement at the television, and I am looking forward to catching a hockey game in New York later this fall.
Who is your favorite player and why?
I wouldn’t be a true New Yorker if I didn’t say Derek Jeter. He embodied everything you want from an athlete on your home team – class, skill, leadership. He carried himself well, both on and off the field and he always gave 100 percent. Jeter was a fun player to watch and he raised the bar for other players around him.
You discover the ability to time travel. Where would you go first and why?
I think that I would like to go back to the 50s and 60s and watch my parents grow up. It would be great to see them as young people with their brothers and sisters and parents around. I would love to know my parents from that perspective.
What’s your favorite movie and why?
The Philadelphia Story. I love old movies, especially Cary Grant movies. I think he is phenomenal in The Philadelphia Story and Katharine Hepburn, Ruth Hussey and Jimmy Stewart are great. It’s a movie that I can watch again and again. It’s timeless.
How does it feel to work in an office with so many Jennifers?
Ha! I grew up in an era with a lot of Jennifers, so I am used to it. I have been “Jennifer A.” all my life.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take,” by Wayne Gretzky