Meet the Team: Kelsie Barnes
Hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving. It was beautiful holiday weekend here in Olney–a great start to the holiday season. Now that we’re back in the office, we’re excited to introduce you to our newest team member, Kelsie Barnes. Before joining our group November 15, Kelsie worked from home in sales, and this is her first foray into the transportation industry.
So how did you end up here at AM Transport Services?
It took some time, but Rob, David, and Dallas were extremely persistent.
What will your role be at AMT?
I am going to be in the sales department.
Beer or wine: Liquor
Favorite beer or wine: Tequila
Skittles or M&Ms: Skittles
Music: All kinds 🙂
Television Show: Grey’s Anatomy
Movie: Love and Other Drugs
Performer: Taylor Swift
Podcast: My Favorite Murder
Sports team: St. Louis Cardinals
Power Ranger: Pink
What do you think about when you’re alone, driving in your car?
I go through my grocery list or to-do list. It is rare that I have time to sit and think.
If you could be any animal in the world what would you pick?
I would be a dolphin. They get to swim and are social creatures.
Best Christmas gift given and/or received?
My brother and I got a four-wheeler when I was in the second grade. Last year, we got our families vacations for Christmas.
What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently?
With a kid, funny things tend to happen every day. I love to laugh, and it is important to find humor in everyday life.
Married, kids, significant other?
I married my high school sweetheart. We’ve been together for eleven years, married for four. We have one son, Carson, who is two-years-old.
If someone gifted you an elephant, what would you do?
LOVE IT! I absolutely love elephants. I would probably keep it in my backyard.
What are your thoughts on garden gnomes?
I have one. It’s neon yellow.
What’s your superpower?
I can befriend almost anyone. I talk a lot and make friends very easily.
So you’ve only been here a couple of weeks, but is there anything, an app, gadget, etc., you can’t live without?
A notebook and a pen.
How do you recharge after a long day or week at work?
I like to go to the gym, read, and spend time with people. I like to travel when I have the time. I also like to participate in retail therapy. Baths are also great for unwinding.
What are you currently reading, or what books or television shows do you recommend?
I used to work in a movie store, so I have always loved TV and movies. I cannot pick just one. I worked from home previously and binge-watched everything on my list. I have also read a lot this year. My tastes range from romance to true crime to nonfiction.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The decisions we make will rarely be discussed 30 years from now. If you work hard, the present decisions will impact the future in a positive way and be a way of life for other generations. Don’t live in the negativity and focus on the way YOU make a positive impact. –Chris Simpson, 2021