Pathway Program Director, Cleveland
Before Tech Elevator, I was...
an "IT Matchmaker" for an IT staffing and solutions company.
The students at Tech Elevator...
inspire me with their passion for learning and their drive to succeed.
The best part of my day is...
Helping the students work towards their career goals and watching the passion come through on their faces as they talk about those goals!
Kelly comes from a diverse background revolved around ‘story-telling’ and a passion for helping others. After graduating from Baldwin-Wallace University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, she pursued her journalism dreams in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she was an on-air reporter for the CBS affiliate station, WBTW News 13 and shared a wide variety of stories with viewers. She eventually moved her dreams back home to Cleveland where she worked at PR Newswire and helped companies and organizations craft their story into the ‘perfect’ press release to push out to the media.
After a few years with PRN, she found herself in a technical recruiting role with Randstad Technologies, where she matched local IT professionals with companies in the NE Ohio area and helped candidates share their stories with hiring managers. In addition to coaching candidates along the interview process with Randstad, she developed strong relationships with local companies and hiring managers which allowed her learn all about the IT landscape within the Cleveland area.
Kelly is very excited about being a part of the TE team and helping the students craft their resumes into stories to share with hiring managers as they follow their dreams of pursuing a career in IT.