It is my absolute privilege to introduce you all to the newest addition to the FM Digital Project Management team, Keri Lynch. She may be new to Richmond, but she’s certainly not new to project management! To give you an idea of her awesome experience here is a little sneak peak into our convo....
Thanks! So far, the prices. Moving down here from DC, I’m having the opposite effect of sticker shock … and I like it! But seriously, I’m really enjoying the overall energy of Richmond. The city has a friendly, neighborhood vibe that has been very welcoming. I’m also told that it’s grown a lot in the last few years so there is always something to do, which is exciting. And festivals. So many festivals.
Before Foster Made, I worked as an account lead for a global marketing and communications company up in DC. We specialized in helping clients with their in-house creative teams supporting a lot of their marketing and sales production materials. Prior to that, I worked in project management for a full-service branding and advertising agency in Charlotte, NC.
My friends would say it’s because I have to be in control. Which, ok fine, is true, but I really like being a part of a project in its entirety. You get to be the main ambassador for the work and really see an idea grow from beginning to end. I also love metrics and accountability. Working together with teams and hitting all your milestones is oddly rewarding for me. It’s a collective sense of accomplishment. Plus, being on many different projects, you get to learn so much about so many unique industries, which is super cool.
At the risk of sounding basic, I really enjoy checking out the local breweries with my rescue dog, Parker. And a pumpkin spiced latte. Just kidding, I usually drink my coffee black.
Lynchenisnickets - A Series of very Irish Events. My family is American Irish. And by American Irish, I mean we know my dad has descendants from Galway and we hold onto that as tight as we hold onto our Guinness. When traveling, we love to search out any Irish pub in any city as well as tattoo random Irish things on our bodies. Sure, at times it can be debaucherous, but it's always been a fun way to bring us together over the years. And unlike typical American Irish, we've all been to Ireland ... twice. So we're basically natives.
Teleporting. I hate long road trips and am terrible in the car. I’m the one person who will never call shotgun as I prefer to hide in the backseat and wish to be there already. And traffic just makes me terribly anxious. I think teleporting would alleviate all that unnecessary stress and delays. Plus, you would be able to see a lot more places a lot quicker that way. And, it would make the good ole ‘Irish goodbye’ a whole lot easier too.
I’ve worked at both full-service and in-house agencies but never specifically in web/digital. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with projects specifically in this skillset. Since we live in a mostly digital world these days, I’m hoping this experience will let me learn and understand more of the tech and mechanics behind the scenes.