At 16, Felicite Moorman was a precocious lil movie theater manager - Technical.ly Philly

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May 8, 2017 12:29 pm

At 16, Felicite Moorman was a precocious lil movie theater manager

StratIS and BuLogics CEO Felicite Moorman ran marketing, payroll and taxes as a teen in her hometown of Edmond, Okla.

Felicite Moorman back in the day.

(Courtesy photo)

Picture this: a sixteen-year-old Felicite Moorman, the CEO of BuLogics and StratIS, pitching her boss at a college-town movie theater on why she deserves to be the manager.

“Turnover is fast in a second-run theatre,” Moorman recalls. “So by the time summer ended, I’d worked there full-time for nearly six months and had seniority.”

It was a bustling business, the East Falls resident recalls. But she jumped at the chance to have more experience: at her new role, she tackled scheduling, training, payroll, taxes and inventory.

“I moved out of my parents house that year and moved in with a coworker,” the CEO remembers. “My portion of the rent was $112.50 a month (!) and at the time I was doing concurrent enrollment in college, limiting my tedious hours in high school to two a day.”

Back then, in her hometown of Edmond, Okla., Moorman said she learned the lesson of a lifetime.

“Work can be one of the best things in your world,” Moorman said. “To resent sleep because it deprives you of the hours you could be spending on your real-life dream is a rare and awesome thing. It’s no surprise that life brings me back, full-circle, to run BuLogics and StratIS in what was, at one time, a movie theatre. And yes, we have a fully-functional popcorn machine. And I resent the hell out of sleep.”

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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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