TGIF! This week’s Featured Employee, Kelli, has been working at Vocus for 15 years! Kelli started out as the receptionist and worked her way up to become the Director of Facilities. She is always on top of what’s going on in every Vocus office!
Kelli grew up in Cloverly, Maryland. She is a Mom to two “wonderful, crazy, energetic, and hysterical little girls”. Even though she is crazy busy being in charge of the Vocus facilities and being a Mom, she still finds time to take care of her cat, dog AND horse!
If you want to learn more about Vocus or hear some priceless stories from when Vocus first got started, connect with Kelli on LinkedIn.
A: I’m usually not at my desk; I’m always running around! If I were to stop and hangout in one spot it would have to be Sun Dogs, of course after grabbing a cup of coffee from the café.
Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
A: Before kids, if I wasn’t here working, you would find me at the barn. I have been riding and showing horses since I was 6 years old. I also love cooking and I do photography on the side.
A: I would have to say Isla Fisher. Why you ask? Well because I liked the movie, Now You See Me and I could go home and say “Hey honey I had lunch with Isla Fisher today; what did you do?” LOL.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Bacon. No that’s what my husband would say. I would have to say chicken because there are so many different ways to make it!
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment at Vocus?
A: This is a tough one because I look at each office I have helped open to be a significant accomplishment. I love the expressions as people walk into the office spaces for the first time and check out their new work home. With that said I would say the greatest accomplishment would be closing down the old three buildings in Lanham, MD and moving into our new Beltsville HQ over a weekend. As if the move itself wasn’t enough of a challenge, we happened to have hurricane Sandy hit us that weekend. For myself and all those involved it was a wild ride.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: As long as there is sun, sand and some water I’m happy!
A: I would say my daughters but I don’t know that they are possessions. I would have to say my wedding band; it was my Grandmothers.
Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Vocus?
A: Always be willing to pitch in and help, don’t limit yourself to your job and/or your position.