Volunteering with Mpls Park and Rec

With summer officially here, Kipsuvians took to the outdoors to volunteer with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation at Elliot Park. Each quarter, Kipsu partners with a local non-profit and the whole team is invited to take a Friday afternoon to give back to the community.

Ryan Bloom Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming Ryan Bloom to Kipsu as our a Software Engineer. Prior to Kipsu, Ryan was building ecommerce system integrations at SPS Commerce. Outside of work, you’ll find Ryan homebrewing, running, and playing Pokemon Go.

Keelie Swafford Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming Keelie Swafford to the third round of Kipsu’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Rotational Program, the Gamma Cohort! Prior to Kipsu, Keelie attended St. Thomas and majored in Marketing. Keelie fills her free time with many outdoor activities from hiking and camping to canoeing. She also loves to paint and draw for leisure. We’re excited to have her join the Kipsu team and asked Keelie to share her experience with Kipsu so far.

Celebrating Our Kipsu Fathers!

Happy Father’s Day from Kipsu to you! We wanted to celebrate this special day by highlighting one of our amazing Kipsu fathers, Alex Buddington. Alex has been at Kipsu for about a year and a half now, and is part of our on-boarding and training leaders at Kipsu. He has two children, Owen and Olive. Alex recently welcomed baby Olive to the family and is excited to be a father of two and for Owen to be a big brother! Alex loves being active with his kids and enjoys going to parks, farmer’s markets, and just being outside as much as possible. We asked Alex to answer a few questions about what it is like being a father while also working at Kipsu.

Jaime Hasama Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming Jaime Hasama to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Jaime studied Biology and Psychology at Macalester College. In her free time, Jaime enjoys playing her ukulele and petting cats and dogs, which she prides herself in her ability to accurately identify dog breeds. We’re so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.

Nate Celeste Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming Nate Celeste to the third round of Kipsu’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Rotational Program, the Gamma Cohort! Prior to Kipsu, Nate majored in Computer Science at Case Western University in Ohio, as well as minoring in Film Studies and Political Science. Nate has been expanding his skills with building connected (loT) devices. One of his recent projects was an LED lamp that can be controlled using an app/web platform, and now is working on adding Alexa/Google Home/Homekit support. He also enjoys attending concerts, soccer games, and exploring Minneapolis. We’re excited to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Nate to share his experience with Kipsu so far.

Adom Mills-Robertson Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming Adom to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Adom studied Economics at Macalester College. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, dancing, and meeting new people. Adom is currently learning how to salsa and is thoroughly looking forward to it. We’re so excited to have him a part of the Kipsu team and asked him to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far.

TJ Lind Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming TJ Lind as Kipsu’s first Marketing Coordinator! Prior to Kipsu, TJ worked with Lyft to help grow their brand in the Twin Cities. TJ grew up in Duluth, attended school at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and has been in Minneapolis for the last 3 years, where he also runs a small consulting business. Outside of work, you’ll find TJ brunching at The Lynhall or Red Rabbit in Minneapolis, at shows at First Ave and the Fine Line, and getting lost in the Walker and MIA. We’re thrilled to have him join the Kipsu team and asked TJ to share his experience with Kipsu so far.

Kaeli Wuotila Joins Kipsu!

Join us in welcoming Kaeli Wuotila to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kaeli studied Marketing and Psychology at Xavier University. In her free time, Kaeli enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking and spending time with friends and family at her cabin in Northern Minnesota. We’re so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.

Extending Goals Beyond the Workplace

Kipsu’s culture encourages a high degree of continuous learning and development for Kipsuvians, which is present both during and outside work hours. Here are a few of the personal goals Kipsuvians determined for 2019.