We’re bringing back our monthly Staff Spotlight feature introducing you to some of the amazing people we get to work with every day! This month we’re highlighting one of our star security staff who has an extensive background working at venues like the Pawn Shop, the Starlite Room and more! You may have seen Quin’s smiling face around the Needle checking your ID at the door or making sure everyone is safe in the most pit. Just who is this woman and why does she love working at the Needle so much? 

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What is the most memorable performance you’ve witnessed here so far?

Quin: Five Alarm Funk and CKY!

What’s the best part about working here?

Quin: The bands and music. I’ve been going to shows since I was 14. Hall shows and punk rock were my upbringing. Now I love seeing the glow of somebody who has just seen an amazing performance. That’s so special. My goal in doing this is to make this a safe space for people to enjoy music. I want this venue to be a comfortable and safe atmosphere. I’ve had too many bad experience with people at shows and I know what it’s like to get beer spilled all over me. I want others to feel like if that kind of thing happens, I’m here for you.

What do you do when you’re not working? 

Quin: I read tarot cards. I’m here to help the earth and part of that is offering this gift. I read tarot in markets or privately!

What is your favourite animal?

Quin: Kitties! Kitties! Kitties! (and crows)

What’s your dream life?

Quin: I want to live on an acreage and run an animal rescue.

You’re stranded on a desert island. Everything you need for survival is provided. Which additional three items would you choose to be with you on this island?

Quin: High SPF sunscreen, a hammock and my tarot cards.