Tracy Layden is a
Certified Aging in Place Specialist who loves doing the unexpected and defying
expectations. Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Tracy leads the marketing
efforts at Alert1 and is the editor of the Alert1 blog.
Tracy holds a degree
in mathematics from Scripps College. Prior to Alert1, she wrote about fashion
for The Working Wardrobe and studied the mathematical theory of elliptic curves
and non-Euclidean geometry. Her thesis is titled “Factoring the Duplication
Map on Elliptic Curves for Use in Rank Computations” and it discusses the
strange things that happen when you do not assume that parallel lines never
Tracy is an
experienced performer who has been dancing since she was very little. She has
grown up to be a nationally ranked ballroom dancer who has performed in
off-Broadway musicals. She regularly acts in Renaissance festivals and
Halloween Haunts and is a member of the Bliss Dance Company.
Tracy is an
accomplished equestrian. Alongside her American Quarter horse named Zips Barbie
Doll, she has won enough ribbons, belt buckles, and golden horseshoes that she has
run out of wall space to display them. Outside of horseback riding, Tracy’s
awards include a nomination for the Marie McSpadden Sands Merit Awards in
Writing and the Lind Family Prize in Mathematics.
Tracy did not expect
to end up in marketing, but her background in both mathematics and the liberal
arts prepared her well. She loves that marketing allows her to seamlessly
combine data with her artistic ability. Tracy considers her superpower to be
her ability to solve problems by seeing all of the possible ways to get to a
Tracy’s favorite thing
about Alert1 is helping families stay safe and giving them peace of mind.
Through her own experiences she knows what it is like for families to come
together to take care of an elderly family member. Tracy is dedicated to making the world a
better place and believes that the company’s mission will help her do just
that. Her goal is to create the best possible experience for Alert1 members.
In addition to writing
and editing the Alert1 blog, you can find Tracy writing about the latest
fashion trends, lifestyle tips, and senior care advice on blogs around the
When she's not
dancing, writing, or creating website experiences, you can find Tracy watching
content on Youtube or reading a good book. She particularly enjoys riding her
horse through the golden California hills. She loves to drive her 2016 Mazda
MX-5 Miata with the top down on beautiful blue-sky days.
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