Staff Feature: Kym Barlow, Office Manager
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at ePropertySites? Who builds the tools you use every day? Who keeps everything running smoothly? Who answers the phone when you call in for support?
We'd like to invite you to get to know us a bit! Each week we'll feature one staff member here on the ePS blog, explaining their role within the ePropertySites machine and how their work is indespensible to our team. We believe that not only do our staff members deserve recognition for their hard work, but it's also important for our members to know who we are!
We'll begin our staff features with our resident jack-of-all-trades, the always wonderful Kym Barlow, Office Manager at ePropertySites.
Why we love Kym: Not only does Kym help us stay organized, coordinating everything from office supply orders to company-wide meetings, she's also many people's first point of contact with ePropertySites. Kym does such an amazing job keeping our members and staff happy, and making sure we all have everything we need.
Why you should love her, too: Chances are, if you've ever called in to ePropertySites, you've probably spoken to Kym. She helps delegate calls to the appropriate department to ensure our members' questions are answered as efficiently and thoroughly as possible. Kym is also part of our reviewing task force, checking every website our members create for any major issues. We want our agents to look great, and Kym helps make that happen!
Recently, I asked Kym a few questions to help us understand what makes her tick, and I'd like to share that interview with you here. I'm sure you'll enjoy her thoughtful responses as much as I did!
Kym, what are three words you would use to describe yourself?
"Creative, personable, and determined."
What is the one place you've always wanted to visit, but never have (and why)?
"I've been fortunate enough to visit several on my 'must see' list but what I haven't done yet is tour South America in depth. I've been to Brazil and that experience was amazing! Now, I'd like to see South America's southern countries, remote islands like the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island, Patagonia and Machu Picchu."
If you could send a message back in time to your fifteen-year-old self, what would you say?
"Abraham Lincoln once said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." In life you will follow several different roads that deal with things like your life interests and goals. They are ever evolving, so don't be afraid of those changes or feel disappointment. Instead, embrace them and be/do the best you can at it."
What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful sound in the world?
"Waves crashing- it what keeps me in beautiful California. However, the rain comes in a close second."
What is your favorite ePropertySites moment?
"My favorite moments are the Christmas party & potluck. It was at these specific events where I got to know everyone at ePS better, and it's always eventful seeing the group out of the office!"
Thank you, Kym, for everything you do!