Kate Jenkins is the Assistant Sales & Marketing Manager for South Suburban Park and Recreation District. She works out of the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel where she assists with hundreds of client events a year. Kate is a transplant to Colorado as of early 2014. She is from Kansas City, MO and a graduate from the University of Central Missouri where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in public relations. Kate has developed a deep love for assisting her brides and grooms on their wedding days so much so she became a Certified Wedding Planner and is in classes to become a Certified Design Professional. Kate has a passion for events, marketing, people and the great outdoors. When Kate isn’t busy with her position at SSPRD, you can find her exploring this beautiful state with her boyfriend, Vince. Kate loves to entertain their many out of state visitors, hike, camp, snowboard, golf – and anything else that involves being outdoors.
Why did you want to be become a volunteer for MPIRMC?
I love to volunteer my time to help make the organization as successful as it can be. I love working on a team and enjoy getting to know other members of MPIRMC on a closer level.
What were you hoping to get out of volunteering within MPIRMC? What have you gotten out of your volunteer role thus far?
I’m hoping to help create a very successful event for MPIRMC especially this event as it benefits our own chapter but more specifically because it will help others in our industry receive scholarships to better themselves in their careers. So far I’ve felt like a big help and have really enjoyed being able to bring my skills to the team to help out in any way possible.
What advice can you give a member that might be apprehensive to commit to a volunteer role within our organization?
Just do it! We’re all busy, we all have hectic work schedules and personal schedules but giving back to something you believe in feels good. It makes you better at what you do and furthers your relationship with others in your industry. Plus it’s a lot of fun being involved!
What’s the most valuable skill you have learned through volunteering for MPIRMC?
Communication is key. This is true in all aspects of life, but especially when planning an event. Every detail must be discussed and plans must be laid out. Plus if you volunteer, you’re most likely on a committee full of other busy individuals, if you keep up with communication, items won’t be missed and your team will be a success.