3 min read ✭ In this post, we’ll learn about our two new hires, what they’re passionate about and their favorite core value here at Community Boost.
Tell us a little about yourself and where you’re from.
Scott: I grew up in San Diego, I was born and raised here. I have a seven-year-old boy who just turned eight actually and I’m in sales.
Kayla: I am from Orange County and I went to school in Santa Barbara, so I’ve always lived in California, but just moved to San Diego two years ago. I live with my dog and I do all my things with my dog. That’s me. That’s it.
Why did you choose Community Boost?
Kayla: I chose Community Boost because I had worked in nonprofits before. I was really passionate about doing something that I love, but also that makes a difference and that’s what Community Boost was all about. The people here on my first interview were so nice and welcoming, and I knew it was somewhere I wanted to be.
Scott: I chose Community Boost because of just the overall energy that was alive in the workplace. I also wanted to take my sales skills to the next level and do it in a way that made me feel good about my impact on society.
What is one thing you’ve learned so far?
Kayla: It’s just really a community here. I’ve never really worked at a place where you bounce ideas off of everyone there. Scott and I are on the same team, and we’re always talking and getting ideas from each other and getting better every single day. So I’ve learned that. I’ve also learned a lot about sales. This is my first sales job, but I’ve learned a lot from Scott and from everyone else here too.
Scott: Well, one thing I’ve learned is that there are a lot more nonprofits than I originally knew. I’m on the opposite side of the spectrum of Kayla. I do have sales experience, but very little nonprofit experience. So it’s been pretty eye-opening to see all the different organizations and what they’re doing in the community.
What are you most looking forward to in your time here?
Kayla: I’m most looking forward to the Boosties. I’ve heard a lot about them and I love awards, so I’m really excited for them.
Scott: I’m also looking forward to the Boosties. I’m mainly looking forward to not being new anymore though.
What is one thing you’re passionate about?
Scott: I’m really passionate about music. I love to make music. I play guitar and I compose music. I’m also really passionate about being a father and just putting everything I can into developing a relationship with my son.
Kayla: I am really passionate about dogs and my dog. I’m also really passionate about making a difference, like having a job where I love what I do every day. I love what I do every day here, so this is the right place.
What is your favorite core value of Community Boost?
Kayla: To be bold. I love that idea and I try to be bold every day. In my regular life and now at work too. I think that our team really sticks to that. We’re always innovative and bold and making new changes.
Scott: My core value would be transparency. I’m really big on being honest with myself and knowing how I can be better in the future and reflecting on what I can do best. I think the company that I work for should be big with that too, so that really resonates with me for sure.
What is one thing that people might not know about you?
Kayla: I love eating contests. I love to do any challenge that involves eating. I recently just won an eating contest where I ate a two-pound caramel apple in under 10 minutes.
Scott: One thing people might not know about me is that I’m a super nerd with sci-fi. I love science fiction. I love reading and watching movies. I also really like socks, especially when the socks are sci-fi, like these monkey surfing space chimp socks. Those are some passions of mine.
Interested in connecting with Kayla or Scott about how our team can strategize for your nonprofit? Let’s talk!