Let’s kick off a new feature called Novella Conversations. We are going to feature a Novellaista each month so you can get to know our team better.

Meet our first star, Kelly Klinkon! She’s our Chief Happiness Officer/Director of Client Engagement.

Must-see concert? Hands down Fleetwood Mac! They put on an incredible show. Fleetwood Mac is my “happy music” when I need a mood boost.

Best recent purchase? My air fryer. I resisted buying one at first, but it’s been so fun to make new things with the kids. We’ve made mini donuts, cinnamon roll bites, even salmon.

Signature look? I can’t go wrong with a dress or a really nice pair of jeans that makes me feel good. And always heels! Heels dress up any outfit.

What inspires you? My kids inspire me. They don’t think twice about trying new things, like signing up for new activities or joining new teams. I see them and think, “I want to be more like that.” We just went to Worlds of Fun and rode the Detonator, and they were the ones getting me through it!

Favorite place near the office? Mildred’s is my go-to lunch spot. Their Cobb Salad is perfection! I also like to walk around the Kauffman Center for inspiration.

Cabbage Patch Doll

Most memorable gift? In the 80’s, Cabbage Patch dolls were impossible to find. They sold out of stores instantly. I remember on Christmas morning when I was 7 or 8, I opened a present and…there she was! My very own Cabbage Patch doll. I still remember how happy I felt at that moment.

What do you love about working for Novella? Our team! We all work hard, but we also laugh together and talk about TV shows and books. It makes a difference, day-to-day. I also love when our projects make our community a better place (like our “wear a mask” campaign). And it’s the absolute best when our clients become our friends. So I guess I have a lot of favorite things!

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