Employee Spotlight: Kiara W.

Volusion is what it is because of the people who work within its four walls. So we thought we’d tell you more about some of those people. What makes them tick? Why do they come to work each day? And what do they look forward to doing when they leave the office? In this Employee Spotlight series you’ll get a glimpse at one featured employee each month. This month we talked to Kiara, who is a member of our Happiness team.

What do you do here at Volusion?

I work on Volusion's new Happiness Team. I work directly with all of our Founders to find the best solutions, tools and services to continue grow their business. Wanting to revamp your site and not sure where to start? Our team is here to help guide you in the right direction.

How did you get into the field?

I studied Computer Information System (CIS) for four years in school and found my niche in ecommerce business development here at Volusion. I began my journey at Volusion as a support representative a little over a year ago, and was not only able to utilize a lot of my CIS knowledge in my role, but also to learn and grow my business developement skills along the way.

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What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

Not always knowing the answer. However, I know that it is okay! When I used to tutor at my university, our Professors taught us to have this mentality of "idk, lmfo" (I don't know, let me find out). And this allowed us both as tutors and as students to admit that we are not all going to have all the right answers, or may not know anything of the subject, but you can always go find the answers by collaborating with your peers and preforming research.

What are you most proud of in your career? What about outside of your career?

I am most proud to be in a place where if I feel I can make things better in any give situation. I found myself in a great company, with an amazing team that will devote all that they have to help me make things better. Outside of my career? I am proud to be a role model for the younger women in my family. I have shown them that being a woman in tech is possible for them too.

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What do you love most about Volusion?

The people I work with, and the transparency.

What’s the first thing you do when you get off work?

I am usually doing one of the following things:

  • Hanging out with co-workers/friends

  • Running to a photography gig

  • Working out or taking a nap

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I'm usually volunteering to take photos for a concert around town, or working to build my portfolio. I also love going to concerts and fashion, so on my spare time I'm usually shopping, exploring with friends, at a show or working on my photography.

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What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I got into a music industry party during SXSW just because I had a camera around my neck, and my outfit was cool. I also got to meet and work for a Social writer for KVUE news on the same day.

If you could open an online store, what would you sell?

I actually opened an online store with my team leader here at Volusion, Ashley! It is a pen store; a place to find fun pen bundles. Its called www.dudewheresmypen.com. Long URL, I know! BUT everyone loves it! We came up with the idea randomly while looking for office decor. We built in and made out first sale all in less than 30 days! It is so much fun to run this store with Ashley, and awesome to see smiles on all of our customers faces when they get their pens!

Anything else you’d like to add?

Dance, sing and smile as if EVERYONE is watching! #StayMagical