Born and raised in Canton, Michigan, I was full of desire, wonder and drive. A quaint town with average people, average homes, average expectations and an overall average sense of life wasn’t enough for my begging soul.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my life. I was born into an amazing family with two loving parents who would sacrifice anything to give my brothers and me the very best. I’ve always been extremely grateful for the life they have been able to give me and I couldn’t ask for anything more from them. It was my turn now.
Graduating college was the best and worst of times. The pressures, stress and questions from everyone wondering, “What are you going to do next?,” “Do you have an idea of where you want to work?,” “You need a job” got to me. The constant worry and anticipation of “what’s next” would knock anyone down, but I refused to settle. I had my mind set on this fantasy of leaving Michigan, and I wouldn’t (couldn’t) stop until I succeeded.
When the opportunity came across my email for a position in Las Vegas, it was like my prayers had been answered. After extensive research on Kirvin Doak Communications (KDC), I realized I had to send my resume and take a chance. Days and weeks of back and forth communication gave me hope that my dream could become a reality. Finally on Oct. 3, 2014 Lindsey Rathjen had offered me an Account Coordinator position. Needless to say, I bawled. Tears of pure joy streamed down my face in disbelief. I was moving to Las Vegas.
As my brother and I packed up the U-Haul to travel across country, I decided to throw any expectations I had out the window and embrace each new day and experience as it came. Michigan came and went, just as Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Utah did. We pulled into my new home and our jaws dropped. Was this real life? Palm trees at the tip of my fingers and pool access at any part of the day? More importantly, NO SNOWY WINTER!?
I couldn’t have imagined a more welcoming or rewarding company than KDC. Every person her interacts with one another from a genuine place; I find that rare in today’s work world. While only being here one month, I have helped organize a helicopter arrival of legendary rock band KISS, rode a zip line down 30 stories across the Strip, fist-pumped actor Will Smith, ice skated next to palm trees at The Cosmopolitan and have met some of the most amazing people.
I couldn’t be more grateful to receive this opportunity and I’m ready to conquer anything coming my way. If one month has given me all these incredible experiences, I can’t fathom what’s to come.
I’m ready, eager and excited for it all.