Thursday, August 28, 2008

CWDkids' Characters

Staff Profile #11 - Kelley (with CWDkids since 1996)

Growing up in Mechanicsville, VA (a suburb right outside of Richmond), I loved playing softball and writing poetry. Unfortunately, wrist surgery put an end to the former, but I do still like to write. One year, I entered a contest, won first place and had my poem was published in a book… I am very proud of that one!

I have never left the Richmond area and was working for BEST Products until they went out of business in 1996. I have been with CWDkids ever since, starting in our retail warehouse and moving on to my current position handling catalog copy proofing, website maintenance (including inventory management, sale pricing, item and image launches) and customer service email.

CWDkids is a wonderful company. We are such a tight knit group… everyone knows everyone and we have fun group events like cook-outs and bowling. We have contests during holidays where we decorate our offices. We even had a Halloween party last year where we brought in our children to trick or treat. It was great to be able to bring in my son, Christian, to show him what a fun place Mom gets to go to work!

Sadly, this is my last week at CWDkids… not that I want to leave, but my husband has a terrific job opportunity in Ohio, and we have decided to move away from Virginia. I will miss everyone here in our office as well as many of the customers that I have gotten to know through email. You all will be in good hands though. One of our current employees, Carol Marie, will be taking over and will do a great job! You will get to learn more about her in her blog post later this Fall.

Kelley’s Tidbits:

  • I love fishing (got that from my Dad), crabbing and boating.
  • My dream vacations are Hawaii and a cruise to Alaska.
  • I am patiently waiting for January as we are taking out son to Disney for his 5th birthday!

From all of us at CWDkids:

Thank you Kelley for all of your hard work and dedication over the past 12 years. We will miss hearing your laughter around the office and seeing you each day. Please stay in touch with us by commenting on the blog or emailing us. Good luck in this new exciting phase of your life!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kelley, I always hear laughter coming from your office, and watch you bounce and sing through out the office and it always put's a smile on my face:)

Best wishes on your new journey!

Mary Ellyson

Kara said...

I am going to miss your holiday outfits all December...no one has Christmas spirit like you! Good Luck, we'll miss you!!

Anonymous said...

For those of us in Customer Service, who have had the pleasure of working with you all of these years, we will miss you! We wish you only the best in Ohio!
Jean

KatharineG said...

I just read that Kelley is leaving. I have been so delighted to have Kelley's help over the years I have shopped with CWD (since 1995).

I will miss you, Kelley, and thank you for all of the times you have helped me locate items and sizes. You're one reason I love CWD. What a gfabulous company.

Best wishes as you move-I'm sure your family will succeed.