In our employee of the month blog series we highlight a different Info-Pro employee every month so you can get to know us better! Up this month? Kate Boede.
Kate Boede, Search Operations Team Lead
What does your role entail at Info-Pro?
I am the Search Operations Team Lead for the most excellent search team! My job is to support the search efforts, development, and progress of the team and our processes. I believe in supporting a collaborative environment where each member has a voice and is recognized for their efforts, dedication, and knowledge. We work together to support and bolster one another up, we move forward, together.
How long have you worked at Info-Pro?
I have been with Info-Pro since February of 2021.
What other jobs have you had prior to working at Info-Pro?
I worked in management for the last 15+ years, most of which was as a Human Resource Manager for manufacturing companies in the Fox Valley area. I obtained my MBA and lean manufacturing experience from these employers. The continuous improvement and lean skills I utilized there are still very applicable with my role at Info-Pro and have fit nicely with their "continuous improvement" culture.
What’s your favorite thing about your job or working at Info-Pro generally?
The culture has been the best ‘fit’ and benefit for me. Everyone treats one another with respect and kindness. The team atmosphere has been unbelievable as well.
Tell us about your family.
I have been married to my best friend, Chris, going on 10 years now. We have a 7-year-old daughter named Ava who is our world. We do EVERYTHING as a family and are seldom found without each other.
We have 1 dog, Finn, 2 cats, Monster and Willow, a cluster of chickens and a couple turkeys all of whom are family.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy being outdoors whether it is hiking, fishing, hunting, or gardening, I appreciate a day spent in nature.
Where did you grow up?
The Town of Algoma in Oshkosh.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Wisconsin?
The change of seasons and the variety of surroundings we have.
Share an interesting or fun fact about yourself.
My husband and I are ‘homesteading’ our property and are proud of the fact that we grow and harvest more than we purchase from stores. We take pride in supplying most of our dietary staples for ourselves and living a simple life.