Often confused for Goldie Hawn.
“NK taught me both in work and outside our walls the meaning of 'onward.’ It’s knowing that in almost any situation, I’ve done all I can do for a positive outcome. That way, there’s less disappointment when things don’t work out as planned. I can hold my head high, and move on with a good outlook.”
Favorite NK memory: “The Legend of the Soup Owl. Good times.” (Ask him about it!)
Fun Fact: “We live in an old house (1928) and have done some cool things to make it our own and modernize it. We had some of the old windows replaced and I repurposed the old windows to create a decorative and functional sliding glass barn door thing for one of the rooms. I also designed and DIY-remodeled our kitchen with the help of my dad.”
Won first place in her age group at the Kalamazoo Breast Cancer 10K race.
Most proud of: “My daughter, Coco. And a cross-stitched wall hanging that reads, ‘You can only control your own reactions.’ ”
Co-founded the world’s first digital film festival (before everything was digital), toured 44 cities on six continents, lost lots of sleep.
In another (work) life: “I published two award winning culture publications, featuring contributors including the likes of David Bowie, Daft Punk, Ray Bradbury and a retired CIA Director.”
Claim to Fame: Flora and fauna identification.
Fun Fact: “When I was 12, I took first place in the state in competitive archery and made two boys cry.”
Most passionate about clean air, biological corridors and kindness.
Favorite NK memory: “When I first walked into our home office 12+ years ago, I was so impressed at how it was designed to be comfortable and beautiful and felt a sense of peace.”
Passionate about how to play man-to-man defense with zone principles as it relates to basketball.
MOST passionate about: “My family. I do it all for them.”
On his way to visiting most National Parks in North America, preferably with a paddle.
Most famous at NK for: Gifting the entire crew with red Team Canada mittens at the holiday parties.
Has completely memorized ‘Einstein on the Beach’ by Philip Glass (the entire opera).
Could give a 40-minute pres with absolutely no prep on: “Color theory!”
Most passionate about personal growth, trying to make a positive impact, and looking out for others.
Claim to Fame: “I once played baseball on a team with Boston Red Sox hall-of-famer Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee for one day. Somehow I’ve found time to play over 500 shows across 2 continents in my life so far.”
Dedicated to good lighting, stellar homes, fancy food and keeping it real.
Favorite hobbies: “Painting, photography … does organizing count?”
Has “too many” songs memorized: lots of Stevie Nicks, Cher, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney.
Most passionate about: “Equality and fair treatment for people. I love comedy and I love memes.”
Knows every word to “Fire & Rain” by James Taylor.
Handles enough home improvements to call it a hobby.
Has made and sewed countless wearables, including costumes.
Claim to fame: “Recording a radio spot in New Zealand because they said my American accent was ‘super cool.’”
Could win an award for: “Speed-Getting ready for work.”
Proudest moment: “One time, in the back of the NK offices, I grew a giant zucchini that is, perhaps, my proudest accomplishment. This thing was almost 2 feet long.”
Once worked on the same stage as: Marlene Dietrich, Patty Duke, John Astin, Paul Sorvino, operatic great John Reardon and Nancy Dussault.
Fun fact: “I LOVE garage sales and I know most guys hate them. Less competition is good. As the lone male at many sales, I get first dibs on $5 chainsaws, Anthem stereos, Belgian-made firearms, and other things no other man is seeing while sulking in the car as his wife searches for antique red glass. Please men, stay in your car. There’s nothing to see here.”
Loves camping, hiking, biking and gardening. Most passionate about social justice.
Would give herself an award for: “Raising three sons without giving any of them away.” Proudest accomplishment (for real): “My three sons.”
Has raised 3 horses, 8 dogs, 5 cats, 1 mini donkey, 3 hamsters, 3 rabbits, and many fish. And that’s all outside of NK!
Claim to fame: “Being the best mom I can possibly be to my 15-month-old daughter, such as blessing.”