Kristina - Advertising and Marketing Firm Employee

Kristina Marcum-Kempin

Marketing Manager

(Do something even if it’s wrong.)

When I grow up I want to be:
Peter Pan – Grownups are boring!

A favorite read:
Intrigue novels, such as The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Favorite food:
Sweet potato fries and caffeinated peach mango

Significant people:
My hubs, Rich; my daughter, Ainsley; my bonus daughter, Jrae; my mom; and my favorite child, Stormy.

Favorite movie:

Fun fact:
I am a crazy cat lady! A few years ago, we had five cats, including two foster bottle babies.

What I’ve done and what I do:
I’ve always been a risk taker, beginning in college when I studied and lived in Sweden to when I opened my own marketing consulting company. 

Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure of working in various areas within the marketing, entertainment and education fields, including serving as an adjunct marketing and international business instructor at Columbia College for over 12 years. Through my time with marketing agencies and managing numerous accounts, I learned the art of flexibility while working with multiple projects and deadlines. Most recently, I worked on the client side overseeing the marketing department at an area casino. These roles and responsibilities have given me an innate ability to approach situations and people with creative solutions, building mutually satisfying outcomes. 

Since losing my dad in 2021, I’ve taken it up a notch and begun living by his motto, “Do something even if it’s wrong!” As empty nesters, Rich and I sold the house we built and lived in for 22 years. Since then, we haven’t stayed in one place very long. We’ve tried luxury apartment living and a new townhome community. Next might be a loft or houseboat on the Oregon Coast. Any place I can take my fur baby kitties! Other adventures these past few years? Vacationing in Mexico and taking my daughter on an intense, Broadway show packed trip to New York. 

Watch out world, the sky's my limit!