How Elf Megg Rocks Flight Command

Elf Megg rocks Flight Command at the North Pole like no other elf can. She is a woman in a place where males dominate. She has to be smart, fast and decisive. And she is. Most of the elves over there at the Flight Command center don’t know quite how to handle her.

Of course, I have a lot in common with Megg. Like her, I’m a journalism major. She covers the news exclusively at North Pole Flight Command. But I had a chance to talk with her and I learned some very interesting things about her.

Elf Megg

Elf Megg, the Voice of North Pole Flight Command

Some think you have to be a rocket scientist to work at Flight Command. Most elves over there ARE rocket scientists. After all, their job is to get Santa safely around the world in one night. You gotta be smart to be like that.

Well, Elf Megg is a rocket scientist, too. You see, she has not only a degree in journalism but also a degree in aeronautics. She is a double major. She knows everything those smarty-pants elves in Flight Command know. They can’t fool her.

So I sat down with Elf Megg to find out a little more about her. Here is how our conversation went:

Q: Megg, you’re a big hero of mine. Is it hard to be one of the only women working at Flight Command?
A: No. They aren’t used to it but that is slowly changing.

Q: When you started that job over there were you scared?
A: Not really. I knew what I wanted to do. I knew what Santa wanted me to do.

Q: Why do you think you got that job over there…you know, instead of it going to a man?
A: I think Santa tried a few men over there in the role of editor. They were always so very technical and Santa felt they never quite explained things in the words of the common person. At least that’s what he told me when I interviewed for the job.

Q: Well, you have had that job for a few years now. Will you stay there? What’s the future for Elf Megg?
A: I work at the pleasure of Santa. Whatever he wants me to do, I’ll do. Right now, I am pretty happy with the job at flight command. I have some big ideas and hopefully this year Santa approves a bigger staff for me to work with.

Q: Oh wow! I’d love to come work for you! 
A: And I would love to have you but I think they have other places for you do to things. This Santa Tracker Herald Star job is a peach. I’m kinda jealous.

Q: You’re jealous of me?
A: Well, yeah. You’re smart, you’re fast and you get to write for a HUGE audience. I’d like your job!

Q: Wow. I’m so excited for this job now.
A: You should be. It’s a great opportunity for a smart cookie like you.

If you don’t read what Elf Megg writes at you might want to follow her this year. That site is all about Santa’s sleigh, his trip around the world and bedtime advisories for believers. It’s where the news of tracking Santa really begins.

First Altair Elf Named

As the Elf Community grows we would like to celebrate those who contribute the most. The first level of recognition for an outstanding contribution to the community and overall elf excellence is what we call the Altair Award.

What does Altair mean? It’s a name for one of the brightest stars in the sky. We think it is an appropriate designation for those who bring so much to the elf community.

The level we set for this achievement is 5000 points. The first to reach this level is Elf Lil Cream. If you are active at all in the Elf Community you, of course, know who Elf Lil Cream is. She is an outstanding elf who participates regularly, has served as a City Captain, she hosts her own tracker podcast, and she is a friend to all she encounters online. She was recently hired as a Certified Podcaster and is working with Elf Frank Myrrh on the all-new Santa Trackers Podcast. She is also under consideration for other elf positions.

As our first Altair elf, she receives a heart 1000-point bonus. As with all ranks, she will be able to grow within the Altair tier in gaining up to five additional red stars. Those levels are not disclosed publicly and they are pretty steep. We have no doubt she will continue to soar to new heights.

And an Altair Elf you will see, if you visit her profile, a special designation under her profile picture as well as a new badge in her badge library that looks like this:

Elf Excellence - Altair

We are excited for this badge and look forward to awarding more of them soon. We have several other elves on the leader board who are knocking on the door of this achievement.