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Kim Connell

Kim Connell

Hometown

Salem, NH

What professional events do you participate in, or what skills or accomplishments have you attained, that sets you apart?

I received a BA in Corporate Systems at Boston College. Aside from becoming a parent, this was probably the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. I worked full-time and spent nights in class. At times I felt as if I bit off more than I could chew. I had to remind myself that it wasn’t a race and that if I just kept plugging away at it eventually, I’d succeed. Perseverance at its best!

When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…?

Like most parents, I spend most of my time making sure my son is living his best life. You’ll find us at karate, cooking at home, painting, watching a movie, or running with our golden retriever Marshie.

What is something unique about you?

I’ve always been fascinated with art and painting. In 2010, I was asked to paint kids’ faces at a friend’s birthday party, turns out I was pretty good at it. I thought what a fun thing to do on the weekends to earn extra cash. So, naturally, I started a face painting company booking birthday parties and festivals. While I no longer book events, I still enjoy painting friends and family for Halloween.

What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?

This is a tough one, it really depends on how I could use it. If I were to break it into one hour each workday, I’d probably get an extra hour of sleep. If I were to use it up all at once, I’d probably use the time to focus on my personal growth. I’d learn a new skill or dedicate some time to health and wellness.

If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be?

I would take my son to visit my parents in Florida during the winter months. My parents are snowbirds and leave after Christmas and I don’t usually see them here until May. I’m super close with them so having a month to spend with them in the warm weather would be fantastic.

What are you most frequently heard listening to?

I listen mostly to country music, my son says “mom, can we listen to anything but country?” That’s my cue to switch it up with some top 40s or 80s/90s music.