Introducing New Kind’s Newest Stars
Over the last few months, we’ve been lucky to continue to attract some of the best talent around to join our New Kind family.
They’re young, they’re smart, they’re committed to delivering a quality product for our clients and they’re intent on improving the world around them. And, our three new employees certainly understand the triple bottom line of what some have called the Three P’s: people, planet and profit (note the order). Or, like many of their millennial brothers and sisters, they place a very high priority on social responsibility. I think they’ve found a great home in our company. So, let’s meet them.
First, meet Mary Elizabeth Lovelace, one of that minority that many of us envy who actually grew up and currently lives in Chapel Hill. Having been surrounded by a sea of Carolina Blue her entire life, she chose to further her education at the University of Richmond earning a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Studio Art. She was a leader in a number of student organizations during her university years and studied at the Umbra Institute in Italy. Her interests include art, dance and attending Tarheel Basketball games in an attempt to make up for all those games she missed while cheering on the Richmond Spiders. Most recently, she worked with 1789 Venture Lab, a start up incubator located in downtown Chapel Hill. She is a Relationship Manager for New Kind and uses her stellar organizational skills to make sure that the entire team stays focused on providing continuous value to our clients. She also spends time on business development and content development for New Kind clients.
Second, meet Elise Dorsett, a lifelong Raleigh resident with the exception of a few years living and traveling in Latin America. Elise graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelors Degree in Spanish and Psychology. She was a student leader in several organizations, including serving as President of her sorority during her undergraduate years. After college she moved to Argentina to experience a new culture, and to become the fluent in Spanish. While living in Buenos Aires, she worked as special assistant to the President of Danone SA and in that capacity worked with Danone Dairy teams all over Latin America. She also helped produce a documentary filmed in the jungles of Colombia about the complicated relationship the natives of the region have with their land and their government. She teaches yoga in Raleigh, and can also be found dancing tango, playing tennis, or exploring the local restaurant scene. She and her sister love to sing together, and occasionally perform at weddings of friends and family. She is a Relationship Manager for New Kind, and also spends time on content writing and new client development.
Third, meet Hannah Hoffman, one of our token employees from the nation’s Heartland. Hannah grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and spent a semester as an exchange student in Brazil. She graduated from Drake University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and studied Art for a semester in Florence, Italy at the Studio Art Centers International. After years of battling both cold weather and deep snow, she found her way to the Sunny South. Prior to joining our company, she worked as a graphic designer for Population Services International in Washington, DC and as a Designer at Capstrat. She is the Senior Graphic Designer at New Kind and specializes in transforming complicated products and ideas into understandable, visually appealing presentations and documents. Her hobbies include gardening, designing stationery and grilling out with friends on her sunny patio. She is very involved AIGA’s Design for Good Mission and prides herself in doing meaningful work that offers both impact and delight.
We are very fortunate at New Kind to find exceptionally bright and passionate employees like Mary Elizabeth, Elise and Hannah. Their passion is doing their very best work for our clients while at the same time making the world around them a better place in which to live, work and play. All three of them embrace the values and the work ethic that make me very bullish about our future.