Regional Sales Manager
Our satellite office in Austin, TX fell just a little bit in love the day Katelyn entered our midst. She encompasses the ideal one-two punch of fierce tenacity and southern charm that qualifies her as a Here Comes The Guide gal, through and through. By day you can find her chatting with her clients about Auburn Football (War Eagle!), or utilizing her eye for design to ‘pretty us up’. And by night, watch out as this girl roughs things up on the co-ed soccer field and then heads home to cook a gourmet gluten-free meal. Yes, she really can do it all. Don’t simply take our word for it though—we dare you to pick up the phone and give her a call. No doubt you’ll swoon, just like we have.
Contact Katelyn regarding featuring your location on HereComesTheGuide.com.
Best advice to brides: Enjoy the experience and time with your loved ones, and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way. The planning stage is supposed to be fun! Try not to get hung up on all the little details, give yourself the freedom to make a few mistakes, and incorporate some DIY ideas if you can—they add a personal touch and make your day that much more special.
Best premarital advice: Find a partner you really enjoy—one you feel comfortable talking about your goals and future with. I highly recommend marriage counseling and/or workshops before your special day. Major problems don’t always show up during the ‘honeymoon’ stage of your relationship, so it’s a good idea to dig a bit deeper before you get married so that you’ll be better prepared to deal with issues that may surface when the honeymoon phase ends.
Childhood career choice (and how that worked out!): I had dreams of becoming a veterinarian…until I almost failed my first high school science class. That’s when I decided the animals would be better off if I chose a different path.
Domestic status: Single domestic diva who loves to cook, organize and work on DIY projects.
Dream honeymoon: An “all-inclusive,” expenses paid shopping spree to Pottery Barn!
Extracurricular activities: Sampling all the great food and perks of living in Austin, TX. I’m currently chiseling away at the “100 Things Every Austinite Must Do” list. My favorite so far? Swimming in our man-made recreational pool, Barton Springs. And no, I did not say skinny dipping.
Favorite quote: Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.
Favorite way to wind down after a hard day: A long jog in the park with my sweet dog, Ripley. Or, hitting on cute bartenders with my girlfriends. Cheers!
Guilty pleasures: Dark chocolate and champagne. And yes, I mean together. You’d be surprised how good they taste in unison.
Pet peeves: There are entirely too many to list in this teeny tiny space…and besides, if I spell them out here, then I don’t get to complain when someone does them.
Source of inspiration: My friends, family and past experiences (the good, bad, and yes, the ugly). They’ve made me the woman I am today, and I refuse to live with regrets.
Staff people I turn to most often for help: Lisa and Maggie. I can’t imagine my life without either one of these lovely ladies! Software trouble shooting, sales training, inspiration, talking me off the ledge? Check! They’ve got me covered.
What people most underestimate about me: I thrive on bringing order to chaos. Have a pantry you want to invite me to organize? Bring it!
What pushes my panic button: Clutter and messes…oh, and did I mention clutter?!
Work space décor: I’m a minimalist when it comes to my workspace, but my desk consists of Martha Stewart office supplies, a water bottle, an assortment of colored pens, a plant I try so hard to keep alive, and lots of empty space so I actually have room to work.
Favorite thing about HCTG: The diversity, excitement and inspiration each staff member brings to the table. I work with women I trust and admire, and know that together we could conquer the world. (And if not the world, at least that unorganized pantry you invited me to visit!)