When she’s not engaging with influencers on Twitter or scheduling Facebook posts for us or our clients, she’s learning all she can about how to create the highest rates of engagement and conversion. When she’s not doing that, she’s researching every topic related to social media or implementing best practices to ensure our clients are leading the way. And she doesn’t stop working at the end of the day, either. Even outside of office hours, she’s learning, researching, responding and refining her insights. As our director of social marketing, she’s on an endless learning curve.
That’s Kristy Jahn-Smith – our talented, insightful, hard working, creative, team-playing, networking and all-around awesome director of social marketing.
Here are some other cool facts about Kristy.
Tell us about yourself
I am an Alberta girl, but I love to travel. I have spent time in some great, far flung places on the planet. I married an American guy and our kids are dual citizens. I hated gym class in high school, but have since come to enjoy an active lifestyle. I wish I had a dog, but I have a cat. I am ambitious, adventurous, introspective, crafty, slightly contrarian but open minded.
When did you join the thirdstream team?
July 2, 2013.
What is your role with thirdstream?
Director of social marketing, which means I’m a social marketing strategist.
What appeals to you the most about the work you do with thirdstream?
Working in what is a relatively new and cutting edge field. Because things are always changing in the social media world, there is always more to learn to keep up.
What do you appreciate the most about being part of this team?
Working with great people, masters in their disciplines, who are extremely talented and creative.
In my former career as a professional cook, I once got to cook dinner for Robert Redford.
Now for the fun stuff
Alberta, British Columbia, Italy, Japan, South Africa.
Grew up in which decade
I am a child of the ’80’s.
Biggest musical (or other) influence when you were growing up
Michael Jackson and Madonna.
Favourite tune/band on your iPod right now
It’s a playlist called “SPEED” that energizes me when I am running.
Huge fan of
Japanese and Indian food, world travel and my kids
Family you’d like to mention?
Husband (Robb) and two girls (Cadence and Koloe).
You’re happiest when
I am traveling or enjoying the rare TV show or movie with a glass of wine.
Triathlon, skiing, running, wine, travel, cooking, gardening and attempting crafty endeavours.
Just one? Coffee, red wine and tea.
My kids. They make me want to be better, stronger, smarter and more confident.
Greatest achievement (so far)
Surviving adventures of my youth, like three months backpacking in India alone and a motorcycle trip down the west coast.