Kayla L.

Employee Engagement Assistant

I grew up in a very small town in Wisconsin where much of my family works in the trade industry – so Gardner felt like home away from home. It wasn’t a straight and narrow path to get here but in my past roles, what I cared most about was the employees. How are we cultivating a great culture so everyone loves coming to work? Answering this question is what I get to do every day for work and it’s quite the dream job if you ask me! I help with all things recruiting and hiring, onboarding new employees, and many culture and event initiatives. What motivates me every day at Gardner is our vision and how we want to change the industry for the better – having amazing people here makes that goal attainable!
Outside of work, I love to stay active and take advantage of all that Minnesota has to offer. I love to cross-country ski, snowboard, rollerblade, and hike. My husband and I also love to travel together and we venture on a few camping trips each year.

Favorite tool:

A power sander or a pressure washer for house projects!

Little Known Facts:

I love trying out new coffee shops but don’t really love coffee.
I went backpack camping by myself once.
I love planning travel! Once a destination is locked in, I’ll spend too many hours creating the perfect itinerary.