Last year, Maddy Dunn, a member of our Customer Partnership team, started a Kipsu Kickball team: Kicksu. Kicksu has been a great way for new or old Kipsuvians to get to know their coworkers outside of work. The Kicksu team has had some great wins and always smiles, even when they lose (mostly because of the happy hour after). We interviewed Coach Maddy Dunn and Assistant Coach Ty Jesinoski on topics from what they love most about Kipsu to how to run a successful kickball team. We also interviewed Kicksu team members on what their favorite part of Kicksu is.
Join us in welcoming Loren Muraca to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Loren studied Business Management & Leadership at the University of St. Thomas. In his free time, Loren enjoys finding new music, playing volleyball, and cheering on his beloved team, the Chicago Cubs. We're so excited to have him a part of the Kipsu team and asked him to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Kaeli Wuotila to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kaeli studied Marketing and Psychology at Xavier University. In her free time, Kaeli enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking and spending time with friends and family at her cabin in Northern Minnesota. We're so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Adom to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Adom studied Economics at Macalester College. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, dancing, and meeting new people. Adom is currently learning how to salsa and is thoroughly looking forward to it. We're so excited to have him a part of the Kipsu team and asked him to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Jaime Hasama to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Jaime studied Biology and Psychology at Macalester College. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing her ukulele and petting cats and dogs, which she prides herself in her ability to accurately identify dog breeds. We're so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.
Happy Father's Day from Kipsu to you! We wanted to celebrate this special day by highlighting one of our amazing Kipsu fathers, Alex Buddington. Alex has been at Kipsu for about a year and a half now, and is part of our on-boarding and training leaders at Kipsu. He has two children, Owen and Olive. Alex recently welcomed baby Olive to the family and is excited to be a father of two and for Owen to be a big brother! Alex loves being active with his kids and enjoys going to parks, farmer's markets, and just being outside as much as possible. We asked Alex to answer a few questions about what it is like being a father while also working at Kipsu.
With summer officially here, Kipsuvians took to the outdoors to volunteer with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation at Elliot Park. Each quarter, Kipsu partners with a local non-profit and the whole team is invited to take a Friday afternoon to give back to the community. Last quarter we suited up in hairnets and booties to volunteer with the Second Harvest Heartland, but this time around called for shorts and garden gloves. Elliot Park is one of the oldest neighborhood communities in Minneapolis and is located by Downtown Minneapolis. The neighborhood's namesake park contains a recreation center which hosts many activities and events such as sport leagues, nature programs, movies in the park, and much more. We had a blast learning about the community, digging in the dirt, and working with our hands!
Kipsu recently welcomed Meghan Harmening to our Accounting team. Prior to joining us, Meghan worked at KPMG as an auditor. In her free time, Meghan enjoys playing sand volleyball and trying new recipes with friends! We're so excited to have her as a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far, this is what she had to say.
Recently, Kipsu marked a milestone by hiring it's 50th team member. Now, Kipsu marks another milestone of moving offices from Northeast Minneapolis, to downtown Minneapolis. Having started a short 8 years ago, it is amazing to see how much we have grown in a short amount of time.
We asked Kipsuvians how they felt about the move, what they are excited for, or something they might miss about the old office. Although the answers were all different, there was one thing in common: it doesn't really matter where Kipsu moves, it's about sticking together as a team.
Happy Mother's Day from Kipsu to you! We wanted to celebrate this special day by highlighting one of our amazing Kipsu moms, Victoria Schanen. Victoria has been at Kipsu for almost one year and leads our recruiting and development efforts. She has two children, Lamont and Vincent, who enjoy catching bugs, fishing, and pranking each other. They are also wonderful colorers- moreover, the whole Kipsu team gets to enjoy their fun artwork hanging around Victoria's office! To celebrate such a great mother and teammate, we asked Victoria to answer a few questions about what it is like being a mother while also working on the Kipsu Executive team.