The day has come, it’s time to say goodbye and good luck to YOUR Boise Hawks Director of Creative Services and Brand, the Jane of ALL Trades, Kelly Kerkvliet!
Kelly started working for YOUR Boise Hawks in 2006 as a Sales Intern after graduating from Oregon State University. She became a full time employee in September of 2007.
Kelly will be greatly missed but we are so proud and excited to follow her on this new journey. She has officially accepted a job at her alma mater, Oregon State University, as the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach! And with that, YOUR Boise Hawks golf team will now sport a higher stroke average.
“Kelly is the reason I currently work for the Hawks. She hired me to do music operations during the games 4-5 years ago. She was so great at including me in all the Hawks activities and introducing me to the other staff that I quickly felt part of the team. And, she didn’t mind when I played too many “controversial” sounds clips and was given a formal warning by the umpire. I really thought I was in trouble for that one. I got to know the front office staff really well and a few years later was offered a full time position. Without Kelly I don’t think I would be a part of this great Hawks team! She is the kindest person around and OSU is incredibly lucky to have such a FANCY new addition to their staff! I know I can easily speak for everyone when I say we will truly miss her as a coworker and are all very happy to call her a friend.” – Jinny Giery, VP/Development
“Kelly holds a special place in our hearts as she has been with us for over 7 years now in one capacity or another. I remember her being an intern and people trying to convince me we needed to keep her on full-time when we really didn’t have a space for her. We made the leap of faith and gave her a position that was a “hybrid” one and she did incredibly well with everything we asked of her. She had her issues and hurdles to overcome doing some sales that first year but she hit her goal and promptly told me how she didn’t love sales. We found a spot that didn’t involve direct sales but she was heavily involved with our clients and was one of those people who knew everyone. She is going to be sorely missed and I hope only the best for her in her hometown. We will miss her from her work standpoint but more from the personal standpoint as she really is one of the Hawks family.” – Todd Rahr, President/GM
I would personally like to thank Kelly for all of the support and guidance through my first two seasons with the Hawks family. From hooking me up with design programs to fielding all of my crazy questions, she has been a great mentor! Sorry I took too long to take you up on golf lessons but you have far better things ahead! Come back soon!
YOUR Boise Hawks