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Kelly Zender

Director of Client Services

Kansas City, MO

Studied at: JCCC, Rockhurst University, Kansas State University 

Favorite Vacay Spot: Colorado      

Favorite TV Series: Breaking Bad (One of the best shows ever written, IMO)

Celebrity Crush: Joseph Gordon Levitt  First Job: Bank Teller for 4 years

 If I was an animal,  I would be: The most chill creature of all land and sea- Sea Turtle

Favorite 90s Jam : ALL OF THEM. (I will argue that the 90’s was one of the greatest decades for music of ALL TIME.) It is the soundtrack of my adolescence

Best Concert: Paul McCartney, My husband & I have seen him TWICE.

Biggest Pet Peeves:

  • Inconsiderate people.
  • “dead fish” handshake.
  • People standing behind me when I’m seated.
  • People reading over my shoulder.

Something people may not know about me: : I have a GIANT family. Dad is one of 9, Mom is one of 7…I have DOZENS of first cousins. Holidays are insane.

Favorite thing about working at JNT: Which one? (lol)
But, seriously – I know it sounds cliché, but no two days are ever the same. This job is not monotonous. There’s always a new request that I get to field, or a new challenge that I get to navigate. I love our clients and I love not doing the same exact thing day in and day out.

Outside of Work:  I love to travel, I used to love to cook but have discovered I only like it if I have a good kitchen to work with (which I currently do not), and I really love hanging out with my kids and showing them new places/watching them discover new things.