Meet our new PR and Events Coordinator, Kelli Albert!
Kelli was born in Marshalltown and grew up in Nevada, Iowa. She is a graduate from St. Ambrose University with a degree in Graphic Design. The idea of utilizing her love for psychology in marketing while having a creative career was what ultimately drove her to pursue graphic design.
Kelli met her husband Marty while bartending at their favorite Ames restaurant Wallaby’s, where they first became friends. She figured that she should finally to take him up on his offer for a lunch date and when he showed up with a plant, Kelli was instantly won over by him! Marty and Kelli got married in 2014!
Kelli and her husband currently live in Marion and they welcomed a little boy named Lewis Dean (a.k.a. Lew Dawg, Lewba, Bug, Lew Dean, Lew-dacris) who was born on May 21, 2016. Surprisingly, he happens to be a big fan of “no,” loves animals, and insists on shutting any door that is open. They also have an American Cocker Spaniel that is named Arthur.
Kelli’s first job was at the exciting age of 14 where she spent her summer cross-pollinating soybeans for Asgrow Seed Company. Her first “big kid” job was a Graphic Designer for Zepher Printing & Design in the Iowa City area. Kelli was interested in the PR and Events Coordinator position here at McGrath because of her love for planning and organization and being able to be a part of the marketing department with a great local, family owned company. Once she had interviewed, she was hooked on the quirky and energetic culture aligned with the hard work and dedication to employee equality!
“I couldn’t be more proud to be a mom, especially a working mom. I consider myself to be a constant work in progress and the latest accomplishment would be stepping into this opportunity as the PR/Events Coordinator.”
A good warm cup of coffee is the perfect start to her day to get her fired up and ready for anything that comes her way. With her favorite season being the warmer months, you can almost always find her outside doing something, even if it is just sitting on the deck eating dinner. We may need to send a search party to find her during the cold months as she is not a big fan of doing anything outside during the winter.
Kelli does her best to find time for her hobbies which include drawing and painting and encourages Lewis to do the same. Needless to say, Kelli is extremely thankful for Crayola’s washable products. Her guilty pleasures include binge-watching Dr. Phil, Intervention, and crime documentaries. Oh and of course, online shopping and nothing beats a well organized fridge!
If you see Kelli around, please give her a big smile and a warm welcome as we are extremely happy that she is now a part of our McGrath Family of Dealerships!