Meet the Team: Kaylyn Bergbower
Meet the Team, Office Environment, Sales
This week we’re happy to introduce new team member Kaylyn Bergbower. Kaylyn’s brand new. Her first day was August 11, but she hit the ground running. We’re so happy to have her on board!
How did you end up at AM Transport Services?
I’m a farm kid from Jasper County, Illinois. I have my Class A CDL and have been infatuated with big wheels and wicked horsepower from the time I could walk. I took the Communications and Marketing route in college and have experienced a handful of industries, including tourism. However, I’ve always found a way of happiness back on the farm, climbing into a semi, tractor, or back in the cow pasture. So here I am, shaking up my cocktail of a career, serving the best of both worlds.
What did you do before AM Transport?
No logistics experience prior to AMT, only transporting grain to the grain bins and elevators for my family’s farm. Most recently, I worked in retail management in the commercial cannabis industry.
And what are you doing here at AMT?
I’m finding freight for our carriers to move.
Beer or wine?
I prefer spirits, however, a dry red or red blend paired with an excellent entree and dessert is known to tickle my fancy.
Skittles or M&Ms?
Peanut Butter M&Ms are sacred.
All over the board. Folky bluegrass to reggae, R&B to classical, heavy metal to jazzy blues.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
I love live music and concerts. The best one yet was at a small venue–Drake White.
St. Louis Cardinals and Blues
What do you think about when you are alone in the car?
What the other drivers are thinking about, where they’re heading, did they have a good day? Are they happy where they’re heading or dreading it? What’re they hauling in their trailer? Do they own their own truck or work for someone? Is the inside of their cab/vehicle clean? What kind of air fresheners are they sporting? What’re they listening to? I’m a dangerously curious human.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be?
Definitely a liger. It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and tiger mixed . . . bred for its skills in magic.
If someone gifted you an elephant, what would you do?
Tame & train, decorate it with flowers, and teach it to pull a plow or disc in the field.
Thoughts on garden gnomes?
They’re cute, happy, and have fierce secrets in their beards.
What’s your superpower?
I can reach things on the top shelf.
How do you recharge after a long day or week at work?
A walk in the woods, work in my yard/garden, make a nice cocktail while I cook a fabulous meal, start a fire in the backyard, take a drive, call/meet up with friends or family. Lots of tools in the recharge belt are important.
I highly recommend reading:
The Four Agreements–Don Miguel Ruiz
You Are A Badass–Jen Sincero
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
I was 18-years-old and working at NAPA Auto Parts right out of high school. A gentleman of a certain age was taking his time with a request. He could see I was getting flustered with the lines of customers trailing through the front doors. We talked and I helped him. He told me I did a good job and before he left, he said, “Kiddo, sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes you’re the windshield.”
Let it go & let it flow, one step at a time.