Meet the Ascedian: Kristin VanderMey

senior project manager kristin vandermey

What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Kristin VanderMey -- Senior Project Manager

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

I usually come in early to enjoy some quiet work time before the rest of the team rolls in. The remainder of the day is then spent reviewing stories, updating Basecamp for clients, scheduling and attending meetings, project planning/resourcing and supporting my team of developers.

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

After graduating college I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do, but each job I’ve had has helped me to see that project management was the right career for me! I love being a PM and working in the creative industry.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

Ascedia has been named a Top Workplace for the past two years running, which I was first intrigued about. Working here I understand why! Ascedia really cares about their employees, their career goals, personal goals and work-life balance.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from St. Norbert College

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Blue Duke

FIRST JOB

Working at Fox Bay Cinema

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

Work hard. It’s that simple.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Too many to choose from – Comet CafĂ© and Balzac are some of my regular spots!

LAST BOOK READ

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

My Great Grandpa Joey. I met him a few times as a young child but I barely remember him. He played baseball in the minor leagues, owned a bar and everyone in town knew who he was!

FAMILY

My husband Ryan and new puppy, Norbert.

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Visit with family and friends, I love to cook/bake, host dinner parties, be a tourist, drink on patios and relax on a beach.

SECRET TALENT

My friends tell me I make the best chocolate chip cookies!

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Partnering with the Milwaukee Brewers to plan Pink Out Miller Park. Endless nights went into making this event a success. Seeing the card stud at the game made all the hard work worth it.

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