Team Member Spotlight: Kathie Ward
“Kathie is a leader, a tremendous teacher, a great listener and a friend to all. If everyone in this world treated each other with the kindness that Kathie Ward shows on a daily basis, the world would be a better place. The entire staff at Office Interiors owes Kathie so much; we are thankful for her every day. ”
— Ryan Heimke, Owner
Name: Kathie Ward
Title: Service Manager
Briefly describe what you do all day: I complete my daily tasks and often that includes a fire or two, laughing and enjoying my coworkers along the way.
What's the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is my days are always quite different and unique. I don’t have to complete the same ole tasks day after day.
What's the best thing about working at Office Interiors? I have consistently busy days, therefore, before I know it, it’s lunch time and then quitting time. I have been at OI over 15 years and most days have unique challenges and somehow our teams can bust up the stress levels with pure-d-laughter.
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What's been one of your proudest moments working at Office Interiors? I think my ability to train new employees for my team is somewhat strong, and it makes me very proud when the employees cut the strings and are truly on their own.
What do you like to do when you're not at the office? I spend most of my extra time with my granddaughter Isabella. I treasure her the most in my life right now. I also love to pull down the handles on a few slot machines a few times a month.
What inspires you? Money in my savings account and uplifting happy people.
Fill in the blank: I once met…Andy Gibbs in 1978 in Key West on a summer vacation. I was able to go onto his yacht and thought I would die but I didn’t. I had a couple of beers with him and his bodyguards and had a blast. It was only a few hours but I will always remember that day.
If you could pick one superpower, what would it be? X-ray vision, must I say more???
What is the song title that best describes your personality? Play that funky music by Wild Cherry.
What are five words (or less) of advice for others in your profession? Relax, it’s only furniture!!!!