What is your new role at ColinKurtis?
I am the new Account Manager at ColinKurtis.
What does a typical day look like?
My day begins and ends with meeting with my clients, internal creative and digital teams and, of course, the account team. I float from one task to another, making sure all the boxes are checked.
What part of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy the diversity and balance between my clients and their niches. I am learning new things about the baking industry every day!
Can you tell us a little about your professional background?
After earning my degree in Advertising from NW Missouri State University, I interned for an agency in Kansas City, MO for the summer. I then dove into merchandising and promotional products, working with clients in the agriculture industry, providing premium, logo’d merchandise for their customers, themselves and their trade shows. Next, I moved to the vendor side and worked for a screen printing company, where my clientele was mostly online merchandise stores for corporate uniform programs, rock bands and touring comedians. Missing the agency world, I jumped back over to a small agency that worked mostly with kids’ products, which was perfect for me, and my daughter LOVED coming to work with me and seeing the walls of stuffed animals and beautiful children’s books. Having three kids and many side hustles, this remote position is a great opportunity to grow my career while maintaining a work-life balance with CK!
How do you enjoy spending your time outside the office?
My time outside of the office is spent with my kids, my husband and our array of animals, pets and livestock alike.
What did you want to be when you grew up (before you knew you would have a career in marketing)?
I actually always planned to be at an advertising agency—though I initially planned on being a graphic designer! My uncle worked for one when I was a kid, and I was extremely inspired by the projects he worked on and seeing them “out in the wild” (still the most favorite part of my job). If I was doing anything else, I might have been a high school art teacher because I know mine was a major influence on my life and my college and career choices.