Marshey McCaster knew that she wanted to join the service team at Coast on E. Wacker Dr. as soon as she learned about an opportunity in the building from a member of the doorstaff last December.
“I was at Jefferson Tower on Lake Street,” she explains. “It was a great job, but I was ready to make a switch.”
Since both properties were and still are managed by the Magellan Corporation, the change involved little if any stress.
“I’ve been with Magellan for six years,” she says. “They’re awesome people to work for because they really care about their residents and their employees.”
Ms. McCaster also knew that her personality was a great fit for the job. Recognized by friends as “the one who is always smiling,” she enthusiastically describes her role by saying, “you meet and greet people all day!”
The location was another big plus. “Everything in this neighborhood is changing,” she says. “They’re building the Wanda Vista next door and there will be a lot of people and businesses moving in over the next few months.”
With “a great reference” from one of the staff, she got the offer, settled in, and soon discovered that the situation exceeded her highest expectations.
“I met the superstar Terrance Howard!” she exclaims. “He was compassionate and polite.”
Noting that “a lot of celebrities” pass through the lobby, Ms. McCaster says that her new job has become a perfect compliment to and resource for her love and pursuit of fashion design.
“It’s always been my passion,” she explains. Besides earning a BFA from the International Academy of Design & Technology, she is also an avid student of celebrity couture. “My best things are bowties for men and women,” she says. “I created a bowtie inspired by one that I saw Usher wearing in a GQ photo.”
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By Daniel Patton | Staff Writer