Kelly’s commitment to giving her dogs the best life possible brought her out west, and lucky for you (and lucky for us), she yields this same dedication towards account management. She approaches results the same way she approaches weekends: completely unafraid of an uphill climb. Ask her for help wrangling chaos and she’ll serve it back to you in neat rows – the same way she likes her whiskey. With a tool belt of marketing expertise and keenness for KPIs, you
want need Kelly as the steadying hand of your growth team.
The team asked, Kelly answered.
When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite way to spend your time?
Outside! I love being outside, hiking, going to the coast, looking at tidepools, stopping at a cool place for lunch and beer, looking for mushrooms, and tiring out my dogs (impossible).
If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be and why?
Good coffee. Or maybe groceries, does that count? Seems like a very adult answer. Anyway, I love a good cup of coffee and how nice would it be if it was free?
Who influenced you as a child, other than your parents?
My Uncle Lee (one of those uncles that’s not actually your uncle, just really good friends with your Dad). He was a chef and kickstarted my love for cooking. He taught me how to use a knife properly, season, and cook fresh caught walleye. Mmm.
How do you proceed when there’s no right answer?
Go to the people I trust, and who know the most about the topic at hand, to help make the most educated decision and go with my gut from there.
Describe your “perfect meal.”
Ox Restaurant. My friend took my partner and me here once and food hasn’t been the same since. Local, seasonal, well-prepared food is my jam.
If you could teleport anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, France to go to La Marine. I recently watched an episode of Chef’s Table France, and think the concept of the restaurant is super cool. Most restaurants in the town would close during the non-tourist season but the Chef insisted on being open year-round to establish a presence. The town has now become a culinary destination thanks to Chef Couillon! They use local ingredients from the sea that surrounds them.
How long would you survive in a zombie apocalypse?
Tell us two truths and a lie:
I am on a roller derby team in Portland, I played ice hockey for ten years, I am currently DIY renovating my house.
Okay, now tell us which one of those was a lie and how you came up with it:
The roller derby one! I think it would be really cool to be on a roller derby team, but also terrifying so maybe don’t sign me up for that.
What’s on your bucket list?
Exploring new places! I want to go abroad to places like rural France and Scotland and also more places within the US, mountains, National Parks, etc.
What’s the most useless talent you have?
Ice Skating. I’m from the midwest, it served me well most of my life but is absolutely useless in the PNW.
Now what about your most useful talent you have?
I think I have a good ability to communicate with almost anyone, and that my empathetic nature serves me really well each day.
Tell us about your new role – what are you most excited about?
I’m taking on the role of Account Manager which is cool because you’re essentially the translator between the internal team and the client and you get to understand and advocate for both sides. I’m excited to get to know both the internal team and my clients!