Getting to Know Kelsey Barnes


Title: Street Team Manager
Here since: 2011

Tell us about your background.
I have been managing the team for two years now. (I left a brief time to sell cars, but found my way back a year later.)

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to travel and am gone any chance that I can get. I like hiking and exploring outdoors as well as sightseeing, working out, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

What makes you LOL?
People who are just naturally funny.

What was your favorite restaurant when you were 10?

What characteristics are needed to do your job so well?
Strong ability to communicate, organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, being friendly and outgoing, ability to prioritize and positivity.

What is your biggest fear?
Getting murdered. TMI?

If you could only take one thing from your house, what would it be?
My boyfriend, ha ha.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?
My life-size Barbie Jeep I drove everyone around in.

Think back to the last time you wanted to punch someone. What happened?
The last time I wanted to punch someone, I took a step back and thought through the situation. Then I handled it maturely, efficiently and calmly, without resorting to fisticuffs.

What do you like about the culture at SKAR?
Everyone is friendly and laid-back; however, they all do their jobs proficiently and get the job done while creating a welcoming environment. Also, being a huge dog fan, I must say that I love how SKAR is so accepting of dogs in the building.

Name someone you admire.
My boyfriend. He takes the high road in situations he faces daily, and I admire him for that.

Name something about yourself that might make people say, “Huh, that’s mildly interesting.”
I am also the group fitness manager at Elite Fitness and have been teaching group fitness classes for the past five years now. The most I have taught is 25 classes per week (that lasted for about four months until I realized I was crazy). Now I am at 10 per week, which is perfect for me.

Name a place you’d like to visit someday.