Kris MontgomeryFor our final Behind the Desk installment, get to know more about Kris Montgomery. She’s our part-time web and social media guru (and Ginni’s older sis) who lives in Raleigh.

Describe your current role at Matern Staffing in a few sentences. I help get our name and mission out to the Fredericksburg, VA area through our online presence. I create graphics and copy for our social media accounts and website, including blog posts. Every once in awhile I’ll review internal marketing materials or other important material that Ginni requests.

Where/what was your first job?
My first job was with Stafford County Parks & Rec working the fields at Willowmere Park and collecting park entrance money at Curtis Park Pool.

What do you like most about your job?
I love being able to stay connected, albeit in Raleigh, to my family’s mission of helping put people to work. Having two young children, I enjoy the flexibility of being able to work when it’s convenient to my schedule in Raleigh. I also work part-time as an assistant preschool teacher, so I generally hop online and work in the early mornings, afternoons and late evenings.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Stafford. Go NSHS!

What’s the best piece of advice you have for job seekers?
The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. Keep your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts updated, and follow businesses and organizations in your industry to stay updated on news and job openings. Find a volunteer/professional development group that aligns with your values and goals to learn valuable experience and make connections.

What are three words your coworkers would use to describe you?
They’d describe me as focused, fun, and techie!

What are your 3 favorite local restaurants?
Carlos O’Kellys, Olde Towne Steak & Seafood & Sammy T’s

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend? 
Spending family time outside exploring a new hiking trail or park followed by a trip to a brewery!

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

Maine, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Canyon

Are you more of a college or professional football fan? Fave team?
College football – Let’s Go HOKIES!!!

What’s on your bucket list this year?
I’d like to catch up on creating my family photo albums and personal blog writing

What is the most played song on your music list?
Right now, it’s probably a tie between the Trolls soundtrack and the National Parks Adventure soundtrack

Would you rather travel by plane, train or automobile?
I prefer automobile, so I can admire any interesting scenery and make fun impromptu stops!