What is your name/nicknames?
Full name: Amy MacKay. People call me Amy. Can’t really get much shorter. I do get the occasional Amz and my dad is partial to Yma – Amy backwards.
How would you describe your position?
I’m Account Director at KEEN. I work with clients to understand their business, determine their unique value proposition and then work with the team to develop unique marketing strategies to help reach our clients goals. I help best match our clients with an Account contact who can help facilitate the project, provide ongoing updates and ensure they have a fun and successful relationship working with KEEN.
What are your academic credentials?
I went to school at NAIT for Marketing & Advertising, then part way into the industry I went back to NAIT and also got my certificate in Events Management.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to keep pretty busy and there are just too many things that I love. I can’t imagine life without: cooking, volleyball, yoga, running, board games, hanging out with friends/family, traveling and hosting the occasional party.
Who or what inspires you and why?
There are so many things that inspire me. I love building relationships so I am particularly inspired by those I meet, unique creative I see and places I visit. I love to travel and find that with each new place I visit I gain a new perspective. Whether it’s the people, architecture, food or art – travel is definitely one thing that always energizes me and encourages me to think outside the box. I also love meeting people who have achieved one of their goals. Everyone seems to be striving towards something and those who get there have a particularly fascinating story and insight to share.
What does your name mean?
According to the all-knowing Google, Amy means the beloved. It’s a pretty good meaning but I have to say I prefer what Urban Dictionary is saying. 😉 In reality, I don’t think my name was chosen for any other reason than they liked how it sounded and it was an “A” name, a theme my parents were looking to continue.
If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
Definitely teleportation. I hate being stuck in traffic or the time it takes to get from A to B. I tend to operate at a pretty fast pace so time spent commuting is pretty frustrating and mundane for me. It would also be super awesome to just think of a place and POOF, arrive! Think of how many places you could visit!
What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
Kanye West – can’t tell me nothing. The song is a bit of an inside joke between my husband and I, and always seems to make me smile.
Write the story of your life in six words.
Laughter, travel, love, food, friendship, passion.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Peanut butter. It’s actually a problem.