Let’s meet Kris. She always makes sure every single Click employee has what they need to get their work done well, on time and on budget.
It would be an understatement to say Kris is prepared. She’s the kind of coworker who has a scissors at the ready when you need to cut the tag off a shirt you just bought. She has a drawer full of ibuprofen, snacks and miscellaneous office supplies.
Most importantly, Kris owns the kind of problem-solving skills you’d want if you found yourself tasked with building a shopping mall using a pack of cotton swabs and a high-five from your boss.
A high-performing captain, a strategic wonder woman, a Dairy Queen lover, this is Kris. We think you’ll like her!
Please describe the work you do at Click.
I’m the keeper of details. With my background in writing and my MBA, it’s a good combination for marketing and content development. I definitely have two sides to my brain: creative and analytical. I understand the business side, the budgets clients are trying to operate in, as well as the key factors they need to draw out to emphasize their business through writing.
Tell us about your formative years.
I grew up on a farm with my parents and two brothers in Sacred Heart, Minnesota, where we raised beef cattle and small grains. I went to NDSU my freshman year of college but transferred to University of Minnesota, Morris where I majored in English and minored in Speech Communications. It was amazing. I worked at the library and had a lot of internships. By the time I graduated, I knew everyone on campus, which is quite a feat for an introvert.
I went on to get my MBA from NDSU three years later.
I like to joke that I’m a bargain shopper, and when I met my husband I got a three-for-one deal: Ray and my two amazing stepsons, Frederic and Rasmus. I never imagined life could be so amazing and astoundingly busy at the same time.
What makes you passionate about the work you do?
I would say I’m passionate about making processes work for people and designing them so everyone has the information they need in order to do their jobs to the best of their ability.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to clients when it comes to writing and brand strategy?
We seek to work so the ideas and final products resonate with you, your brand and your business. Because if it doesn’t resonate with you, it won’t resonate with your clients.
You know your business the best. If it doesn’t seem right to you, let us know and be as clear as possible about what isn’t working so we can make it perform for you.
You seem like a good mentor. What’s your philosophy on mentoring?
To me, mentoring is really just guiding a person, whether it’s someone younger or less experienced or veteran learning something new. It’s taking time to walk them through what they need and letting them know that you value time with them and will go out of your way to offer insights, advice and connections to assist them in their goals.