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Q&A With The Newest Member of KD Kanopy, Mary!


Our behind the scenes interviews continue with the newest member of the KD Kanopy team, Mary!

If you haven’t seen all the Q&A’s we have been working on this month, you can check those out here.

Don’t miss hearing from Ian, VP of Sales and Marketing, Chuck who is KD Kanopy’s longest standing employee and the President of the Company, Matt Kayser.

Check out Ian’s Q&A here where he shares what is most proud of with the company.

We also hear from Chuck, where he talks more about how KD Kanopy originated all because of a windy storm. Now it’s leading the company in innovation and new ideas.

And Matt Kayser, who talks challenges and rewards and tells us, makes KD Kanopy different from competitors.

Now the spotlight is on to Mary, the newest to the KD Kanopy family.

Q: What are you most proud of with the company?

I am proud of KD Kanopy for the ways they have set standards to not only provide great products but to also put clients first. Like the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, that’s definitely not true for KD Kanopy because although we have many successful stories and the company continues to grow, we’re always working together to figure out how we can make our customers even happier and our products better! It makes me very proud to be a part of that.

Q: Do you have a funny moment or story from the office to share?

Oh boy, there have been many funny moments in the short time I’ve been here, but I would have to tell the story about our 6’5” male co-worker who’s afraid of clowns.  We all purchased clown masks and headed up to our lunch early. When he walked in there was a group of us sitting around a big table wearing clown masks, just waiting.  When he finally walks in his expression is priceless. Needless to say he didn’t eat lunch with us that day. Of course, it was all in good fun!

Q: How is this job different than others you have had?

Free food. There is always free food around here, which is why I keep coming back every day. Only kidding!  Before I came to KD Kanopy I was employed with a well known corporate company. It was your typical day in the office where there was never anything new, you just did what you were told and there was no fun office culture to speak of. KD Kanopy has been a totally different experience since the day I started. We have lunch together, there are weekly meetings that give the opportunity to hear new ideas, they give back to the community with donations and fundraisers and they take really good care of their employees.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you.

People are usually surprised that I am not originally from Denver. I grew up a small town in Pennsylvania called Port Allegany, where the population is only about 2,000 people. (GO GATORS!) I worked at the local pizza shop for 6+ years and now hope to have my own pizza business some day.

Q: And something people would be surprised to learn about KD Kanopy?

Something people may be surprised to learn about KD Kanopy is that although thousands of canopies are sent out each year, the company only has about 20 employees. That includes sales and production!

Q: Best memory of working here?

I’m still the new-girl rookie around here, so I can’t say that I’ve got any memories to share quite yet. I’m sure in due time I will be giving a real good story since they always keep it interesting around here!